Jane Addams, Dewey’s wife, and quite a few others –see prior entry– had quite a bit to do with the deepening with the early Dewey. He’s a collaborator, perhaps the strongest one , perhaps not, who records what a community of thinkers and valuers have jointly constructed together. Read about Addams in the Stanford Encylopedia of Philsophy.
What did Dewey have with schooling that he didn’t take to conclusion that others did take to conclusion. What was/were th final steps of belief and understading that he couldn’t?(a negative compulsion), wouldn’t?(a negative valuing) or hadn’t learned to (an absence of understanding) make?