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    The Confrontation Between Experimentalism and Existentialism

    From Dewey Through Heidegger and Beyond

    Leroy F. Troutner
    Educational philosophy has long been dominated by the experimentalist position of John Dewey. In this paper the author finds that Dewey's primarily epistemological concern fails to provide a suitable basis for exploring the critical issue of personal identity. In contrast, the author presents an exposition of the existentialist views of Martin Heidegger, finding in Heidegger's ontological concern a direct confrontation of the meaning of man's Being. The conclusion is a synthesis of the two positions: Dewey and Heidegger complement each other, but the balance has too long been on Dewey's side.

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    Spring 1969 Issue

    Abstracts

    How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement?
    Arthur R. Jensen
    The Confrontation Between Experimentalism and Existentialism
    From Dewey Through Heidegger and Beyond
    Leroy F. Troutner
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