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ISBN: 0007126891 / ISBN-13: 9780007126897

The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

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  • The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (Flamingo) – Hardcover (2001)
    by Louis Menand

    The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

    Hardcover, Flamingo
    2001
    English
    592 pages

    ISBN: 0007126891
    ISBN-13: 9780007126897

    The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to talk about ideas. Its members included Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., founder of modern jurisprudence; 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. ... Show more

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