The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

裡 Find Ʊ The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America  ﬇ Kindle Ebook By Louis Menand וּ 裡 Find Ʊ The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America ﬇ Kindle Ebook By Louis Menand וּ The Metaphysical Club is the winner of the 2002 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 1872, to talk about ideas Its members included Oliver Well 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 semiotics The Club was probably in existence for about nine months No records were kept The one thing we know that came out of it was an idea an idea about ideas This book is the story of that idea.Holmes, James, and Peirce all believed that ideas are not things out there waiting to be discovered but are tools people invent like knives and forks and microchips to make their way in the world They thought that ideas are produced not by individuals, but by groups of individuals that ideas are social They do not develop according to some inner logic of their own but are entirely depent like germs on their human carriers and environment And they thought that the survival of any idea deps not on its immutability but on its adaptability. The Metaphysical Club is written in the spirit of this idea about ideas It is not a history of philosophy but an absorbing narrative about personalities and social history, a story about America It begins with the Civil War and s in 1919 with Justice Holmes s dissenting opinion in the case of U.S v Abrams the basis for the constitutional law of free speech The first four sections of the book focus on Holmes, James, Peirce, and their intellectual heir, John Dewey The last section discusses some of the fundamental twentieth century ideas they are associated with This is a book about a way of thinking that changed American life Quote Mine Project Assorted Quotes A large group of quotes used by creationist are examined the participants talkorigins newsgroup Eli is an American legal comedy drama TV series, named for its title character The series was created Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, who also served asMetadata Definition Metadata Merriam Recent Examples on Web Paul had cited Kavanaugh s defense National Security Agency widescale secret collection telephone metadata Overhear Overhear Ever sit your porch overhear a neighbor strumming guitar another Kathy Shiels Tully, BostonGlobe, Find The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

    • Kindle
    • 0374528497
    • The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
    • Louis Menand
    • English
    • 23 March 2016
    • 576 pages

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