Dewey’s writings are extensive, covering many different topics occupying more than a shelf on my study. They are also available on line 1 sponsored by the Dewey Center at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dewey wrote on philosophy, psychology, ethics, art, politics, economics, democracy and education, among other topics. He addressed issues of war and peace, immigration and women’s suffrage, logic and scientific inquiry, to mention only a few. To focus on education alone to the neglect of others is to run the risk of distortion and misunderstand. Dewey’s educational philosophy is intricately tied to his thoughts on psychology, politics and art. Woven through all of these fields is his distinctive understanding of the meaning of meaning, and in this chapter, I 39use this understanding to examine different elements of his philosophy.