• The Metaphysical Club

  • By: Louis Menand
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (304 ratings)

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By: Louis Menand
Narrated by: Henry Leyva
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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

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  • 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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