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The Metaphysical Club

Louis Menand

The Metaphysical Club

by Louis Menand

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Published by Flamingo in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, -- 1841-1935.,
  • James, William, -- 1842-1910.,
  • Peirce, Charles S. -- 1839-1914.,
  • Dewey, John, -- 1859-1952.,
  • United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.,
  • Metaphysics -- History -- 19th century.,
  • National characteristics, American.,
  • Intellectuals -- United States -- History -- 19th century.,
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.,
  • Cambridge (Mass.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLouis Menand.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 546 p. :
    Number of Pages546
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20826400M
    ISBN 100007126891

      In his enlightening new book, The Metaphysical Club, New York University English professor Louis Menand, who also writes for The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, follows these men whose search for a new way of looking at things in the years following the Civil War led them to question many assumptions of their culture and to find. The Metaphysical Club is not the final authority on any of these subjects; rather, it is a top-quality survey work. The subtitle describes the book better than the title: it truly is "a story of ideas in America"/5(80).

    The Metaphysical Club begins with the Civil War and ends in with the Supreme Court decision in Abrams v. U.S., the basis for the modern law of free speech. It tells the story of the creation of ideas and values that changed the way Americans think and the way they live. (From the book jacket). This idea informs the writings of these three thinkers, and the work of the fourth figure in the book, John Dewey - student of Peirce, friend and ally of James, admirer of Holmes." "The Metaphysical Club begins with the Civil War and ends in with the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Abrams, the basis for the modern law of free speech.

    The Metaphysical Club is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History. A riveting, original book about the creation of modern American thought. The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in , to talk about : $ The Pulitzer Prize for history went to Louis Menand’s The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America. The book, highly praised in the press for its scholarship, is an amusingly written account of the philosophy named “pragmatism.” It is popular history, but that is what the Pulitzer Prize is 67%(22).


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The Metaphysical Club expresses the distance traveled by modern public intellectuals away from these assumptions. By so emphasizing personal qualities, Menand asks less of his subjects as thinkers, and thus less of his readers as critics.

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The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into talk about ideas. Its members included Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., future associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; William James, the father of modern American psychology; and Charles Sanders Peirce, logician, scientist, and the founder of.

n January ofa group of young intellectuals in Cambridge, Mass., formed a conversation society. One of them, a prodigy in math, science and philosophy named Charles Sanders Peirce, said later that they called themselves the Metaphysical Club ''half-ironically, half-defiantly for agnosticism was then riding its high horse, and was frowning superbly upon all metaphysics.''.

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"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." (Daniel Kevles, Yale University) "The Metaphysical Club is a brilliant reanimation of American pragmatism." (Richard Poirier).

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The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into talk about ideas/5(18). The Metaphysical Club is a non-fiction book published in by the American essayist Louis Menand.

Subtitled A Story of Ideas in America, the book chronicles the formation of The Metaphysical Club, a philosophical conversation group formed in in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Prominent members of the club included future Supreme Court Justice. The History Book : THE METAPHYSICAL CLUB ~ September 30th - October 6th ~~ Part Five - Chapter Fifteen and Epilogue ~ ( - )~ Freedoms and Epilogue ~ No-Spoilers, please: Bentley: 17 PM The History Book : THE METAPHYSICAL CLUB ~ October 7th ~ October 13th ~~ BOOK AS WHOLE AND FINAL THOUGHTS ~ (SPOILER.

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The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into talk about ideas. Its members included Oliver Well Holmes, Jr., future associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; William. The Metaphysical Club is a very good, broad survey of an interesting and significant slice of American intellectual history, which also considers the larger implications of the ideas that are considered.

A thoroughly entertaining and often thought-provoking read, it can certainly be recommended. None of the letters, diaries or other writings by members of the Metaphysical Club ever saw fit to mention the group's brief existence, in Cambridge, Mass., beginning in January The Metaphysical Club was a similarly loose-knit group that lasted for probably no more than nine months inbut Louis Menand uses it as the fulcrum to balance his account of the major.