The Metaphysical Club: [a story of ideas in America]

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Hardly a club in the conventional sense, the organization referred to in the title of this superb literary hybrid-part history, part biography, part philosophy-consisted of four members and probably existed for less than nine months. Yet its impact upon American intellectual life remains incalculable. Louis Menand masterfully weaves pivotal late 19th-and early 20th-century events, colorful biographical anecdotes, and abstract ideas into a narrative whole that both enthralls and enlightens. The Metaphysical Club is a compellingly vital account of how the cluster of ideas that came to be called pragmatism was forged from the searing experiences of its progenitors' lives. Here are Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey, all of them giants of American thought made colloquially accessible both as human beings and as intellects.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Cambridge (Mass.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century, Dewey, John, -- 1859-1952, Holmes, Oliver Wendell, -- Jr., -- 1841-1935, Intellectuals -- United States -- History -- 20th century, James, William, -- 1842-1910, Metaphysics -- History -- 20th century, National characteristics, American, Peirce, Charles S. -- (Charles Sanders), -- 1839-1914, Pulitzer Prize for History, United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century, United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
title_display The Metaphysical Club:
title_full The Metaphysical Club : [a story of ideas in America] [electronic resource] / Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club [compact disc] : a story of ideas in America / Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club: [a story of ideas in America] / Louis Menand
title_short The Metaphysical Club:
title_sub [a story of ideas in America]
topic_facet Audiobooks, Dewey, John, History, Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Intellectual life, Intellectuals, James, William, Metaphysics, National characteristics, American, Peirce, Charles S, Social conditions