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_facetCambridge (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
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
title_displayThe Metaphysical Club :
title_fullThe Metaphysical Club : [a story of ideas in America] [electronic resource] / Louis Menand
title_shortThe Metaphysical Club
title_sub[a story of ideas in America]
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History
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Intellectual life
Intellectuals
James, William
Metaphysics
National characteristics, American
Peirce, Charles S
Social conditions