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The Metaphysical Club | [Louis Menand]

The Metaphysical Club

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.
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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.

©2001 Louis Menand; (P) 2001 Highbridge Company

What the Critics Say

  • Pulitzer Prize winner, History, 2002

"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." (Daniel Kevles, Yale University)
"The Metaphysical Club is a brilliant reanimation of American pragmatism." (Richard Poirier)

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    Laura Toronto, ON, Canada 07-01-10
    Laura Toronto, ON, Canada 07-01-10
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    "Well Written History"

    To be honest, to get the most out of this book, the reader probably needs some knowledge of the American Civil War. It would also help to know a bit about early American philosophy and psychology. However, if the reader remains patient, Menand eventually fills in the missing details.

    Overall, the Metaphysical Club is a very well written and complex history of a fascinating group of thinkers.

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    Robert LARCHMONT, NY, USA 09-30-04
    Robert LARCHMONT, NY, USA 09-30-04
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    "Not bad"

    An interesting topic, though you need to be a history or philosophy buff to get the most out of this book.

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    Ben 10-16-05
    Ben 10-16-05
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    "Boring"

    I like the subject but found both the book and reader boring!!

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