The Real Metaphysical Club

The Real Metaphysical Club

This volume contains the important writings dating from 1870 to 1885 by the real members of the Metaphysical Club.

Author: Frank X. Ryan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438473260

Category: Philosophy

Page: 474

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A full account of the Metaphysical Club, featuring the members’ philosophical writings and four critical essays. The Metaphysical Club, a gathering of intellectuals in the 1870s, is widely recognized as the crucible where pragmatism, America’s distinctively original philosophy, was refined and proclaimed. Louis Menand’s bestseller about the group was a dramatic publishing success. However, only three actual members—Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Charles S. Peirce, and William James—appear in the book, alongside other thinkers who were never in the Club. The Real Metaphysical Club tells the full story of how this influential group shifted the course of philosophy in America. In addition to pioneering pragmatism, the group explored radical empiricism and idealism, and formulated personalism and process philosophy, equally important developments. This volume contains the important writings dating from 1870 to 1885 by the real members of the Metaphysical Club. The first section centers on pragmatism and science; the second part collects writings of the lawyers; and the third part covers idealist and personalist philosophers. Many of these writings have never been reprinted before, and nothing like this impressive collection has ever been attempted. A general introduction provides a narrative history, and the editors’ three introductions to the volume’s sections vividly bring to life the intense meetings, sustained debates, and pioneering thought of the Metaphysical Club. Frank X. Ryan is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University and the author of Seeing Together: Mind, Matter, and the Experimental Outlook of John Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley. Brian E. Butler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina Asheville and the author of The Democratic Constitution: Experimentalism and Interpretation. James A. Good is Dean of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business, and Economics Division at Lone Star College-North Harris. He is the coeditor (with John R. Shook) of John Dewey’s Philosophy of Spirit, with the 1897 Lecture on Hegel.
Categories: Philosophy

The Real Metaphysical Club

The Real Metaphysical Club

15 This second phase did not disperse until 1879, so the entire duration of the real Metaphysical Club is 1872 to 1879. This club therefore had two phases, distinguished by the most active participants and the main topics pursued: ...

Author: Frank X. Ryan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438473253

Category: Philosophy

Page: 474

View: 585

A full account of the Metaphysical Club, featuring the members’ philosophical writings and four critical essays. The Metaphysical Club, a gathering of intellectuals in the 1870s, is widely recognized as the crucible where pragmatism, America’s distinctively original philosophy, was refined and proclaimed. Louis Menand’s bestseller about the group was a dramatic publishing success. However, only three actual members—Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Charles S. Peirce, and William James—appear in the book, alongside other thinkers who were never in the Club. The Real Metaphysical Club tells the full story of how this influential group shifted the course of philosophy in America. In addition to pioneering pragmatism, the group explored radical empiricism and idealism, and formulated personalism and process philosophy, equally important developments. This volume contains the important writings dating from 1870 to 1885 by the real members of the Metaphysical Club. The first section centers on pragmatism and science; the second part collects writings of the lawyers; and the third part covers idealist and personalist philosophers. Many of these writings have never been reprinted before, and nothing like this impressive collection has ever been attempted. A general introduction provides a narrative history, and the editors’ three introductions to the volume’s sections vividly bring to life the intense meetings, sustained debates, and pioneering thought of the Metaphysical Club. “The Real Metaphysical Club includes some very important thinkers that don’t always make it into anthologies of American philosophy. The period is also important. 1870 to 1885 is critical to the development of classical American philosophy. It precedes it and sets its direction. The book accomplishes its goal of giving the reader a sense of the period by arranging the works in a very interesting way. The readings and introduction are very readable and would be helpful to both graduate and undergraduate students as well as general readers interested in American Thought.” — James M. McLachlan, Western Carolina University
Categories: Philosophy

The Metaphysical Club

The Metaphysical Club

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.

Author: Louis Menand

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374706388

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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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.
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The Metaphysical Club

The Metaphysical Club

A riveting, original book about the creation of the modern American mind.

Author: Louis Menand

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007126903

Category: Cambridge (Mass.)

Page: 546

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A riveting, original book about the creation of the modern American mind.
Categories: Cambridge (Mass.)

The Journal of Practical Metaphysics

The Journal of Practical Metaphysics

Devoted to the Unification of Scientific and Spiritual Thought and the New Philosophy of Health Horatio Willis Dresser ... The educational system of the present is based almost wholly on a regard of the physical as the real , and ...

Author: Horatio Willis Dresser

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNJ8VU

Category: New Thought

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Categories: New Thought

Proceedings of the Annual Convention

Proceedings of the Annual Convention

... are quickened and renewed ; that true worship of God and true service to man come as a result of such an awakening . ... In behalf , then , of the International Metaphysical League and of the Metaphysical Club of Boston , I bid you ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433068190259

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Proceedings of the Annual Convention

Proceedings of the     Annual Convention

Let the true worship of God , in spirit and in truth , take place in each temple ; and when we assemble together it ... In behalf , then , of the International Metaphysical League and of the Metaphysical Club of Boston , I bid you all ...

Author: International New Thought Alliance

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C048317696

Category: New Thought

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Categories: New Thought

Metaphysical Club

Metaphysical Club

The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Massachusetts, in 1872. 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.

Author: Louis Menand

Publisher:

ISBN: 0007147376

Category:

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View: 996

The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Massachusetts, in 1872. 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. It follows the evolution of the American mind during the period that formed the world we now inhabit.
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Mind

Mind

Let the true worship of God , in spirit and in truth , take place in each temple ; and when we assemble together it ... In behalf , then , of the International Metaphysical League and of the Metaphysical Club of Boston , I bid you all ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:HC434K

Category: New Thought

Page:

View: 241

Categories: New Thought