Dewey as an Epistemic Figure in the Swedish Discourse on Governing the Self

  • Ulf Olsson
  • Kenneth Petersson

Abstract

We are witnessing today the ideas of the American philosopher and social theorist John Dewey being revisited and revived. In the Swedish context this renewed interest is manifested in rather a constructivist way. Dewey’s thought on, for example, freedom, democracy, community, and communication during the early twentieth century is again being inscribed in contemporary narratives about society and citizens in relation to the future, that is, the constructivist project as shaping the current conditions for self-governance in the name of those concepts.

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  • Kenneth Petersson

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