The text is a presentation of main issues which were taken into consideration during the First Conference of John Dewey Center at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. The assembly took place in November 2007 and gathered the most important Polish academics specialized in American pragmatism. Larry Hickman, the President of John Dewey Center in Carbondale, USA, and an ambassador of pragmatism in the world, was the guest of honour and greatly contributed to the conference. The discussed issues covered four topics: Dewey's social philosophy, naturalism, aesthetics and the concept of experience, and the ancient roots of pragmatism.
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