A Natural History of Pragmatism: The Fact of Feeling from by Joan Richardson

By Joan Richardson

Joan Richardson offers a desirable and compelling account of the emergence of the indispensable American philosophy: pragmatism. She demonstrates pragmatism's engagement with a variety of branches of the usual sciences and lines the improvement of Jamesian pragmatism from the overdue 19th century via modernism, following its pointings into the current. Richardson combines strands from America's non secular event with medical details to provide interpretations that holiday new flooring in literary and cultural heritage. This ebook exemplifies the price of interdisciplinary techniques to generating literary feedback. In a chain of hugely unique readings of Edwards, Emerson, William and Henry James, Stevens, and Stein, A usual background of Pragmatism tracks the interaction of non secular rationale, medical hypothesis, and literature in shaping an American aesthetic. Wide-ranging and ambitious, this groundbreaking booklet can be crucial interpreting for all scholars and students of yank literature.

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