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Louis Menand is Professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
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In this book, we learn a little of the lives of Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Henry, Charles Pierce, John Dewey. We learn about the lectures each gave in Universities, how they influenced each other’s philosophies, and that for about nine months in 1872, they met one Tuesday a month as the “Metaphysical Club”. Most seemed to be looking for a finite way to define the intangibles—such questions as "effects have a cause, but what’s the cause of cause?” Many of the philosophies put forward seemed a bit circular in this way and it’s not surprising that at least a couple of these gentleman reached periods of suicidal depression. The frustration of trying to pack the Universe and it’s workings into a tidy package can be overwhelming, but these gents gave it their all, and made abundant and massive contributions to our sense of self as individuals and as a country. (Nicely narrated by Henry Leyva)… (mer)
TraSea | 30 andra recensioner | Apr 29, 2024 |
Ideas and America. They have kept this country afloat since its beginning. I fear their loss.
ben_r47 | 30 andra recensioner | Feb 22, 2024 |
I found this most interesting for the parts on Charles Sanders Peirce (rhymes with nurse), ground-breaking Harvard logician and mathematician, who along with William James developed a philosophy in which there are no absolutes, only beliefs and probabilities. But this theme was only scarcely touched upon; this book, rather than studying ideas, is on the whole clotted with social minutiae and name-droppings of the Cambridge-based intelligentsia of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Cr00 | 30 andra recensioner | Apr 1, 2023 |
(also, see review of 'Pragmatism, Old and New' by Haack)
mykl-s | Mar 24, 2023 |



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