Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Instrumentalism beyond Dewey

  title={Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Instrumentalism beyond Dewey},
  author={Jane S. Upin},
  pages={38 - 63}
Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey were both pragmatists who recognized the need to restructure the environment to bring about social progress. Gilman was even more of a pragmatist than Dewey, however, because she addressed problems he did not identify—much less confront. Her philosophy is in accord with the spirit of Dewey's work but in important ways, it is more consistent, more comprehensive and more radical than his instrumentalism. 

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