Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 641–652 | Cite as

Nature, Education and Things

  • Thomas Aastrup Rømer


In this essay it is argued that the educational philosophy of John Dewey gains in depth and importance by being related to his philosophy of nature, his metaphysics. The result is that any experiental process is situated inside an event, an existence, a thing, and I try to interpret this “thing” as schools or major cultural events such as the French revolution. This basic view is correlated to Dewey’s concept of transaction, of experience and finally, it is related to a discussion of methods in education.


John Dewey Ontology Naturalism Transaction Method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of AarhusAarhus NDenmark

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