The scope of John Dewey's writings — ranging from aesthetics and education to
legal and political theory — and his role in the development of twentieth-century philosophy
have helped make him a continuing influence on contemporary thought.
One of his most significant contributions to the theory of knowledge lay in his application of the principles
of instrumentalism to traditional approaches to logical theory. Essays in Experimental Logic contains 14
of Dewey's most profound papers on the many different aspects of knowledge, reality, and epistemology.