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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.

Synopsis:

In an absorbing narrative about personalities and social history, Menand discusses the Metaphysical Club, an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to talk about ideas, and whose members included William James and Oliver Wendell Holmes, among others. 6 CDs

About the Author

LOUIS MENAND is a professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and also has taught at Princeton, Columbia, and the University of Virginia School of Law. A staff writer at The New Yorker, he has been a contributing editor of The New York Review of Books since 1994. He lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9781565115422
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Leyva, Henry
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Leyva, Henry
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Leyva, Henry
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Leyva, Henry
Author:
Menand, Louis
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Leyva, Henry
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
National characteristics, american
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Abridged; 7 hours on 6 CDs
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
1.3 x 4.52 x 7.2 in
Media Run Time:
420

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Nonfiction
Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , In an absorbing narrative about personalities and social history, Menand discusses the Metaphysical Club, an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to talk about ideas, and whose members included William James and Oliver Wendell Holmes, among others. 6 CDs
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