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Joan Richardson presents a desirable and compelling account of the emergence of the imperative American philosophy: pragmatism. She demonstrates pragmatism's engagement with a number of branches of the traditional sciences and strains the advance 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 clinical details to provide interpretations that holiday new floor in literary and cultural historical past. This booklet exemplifies the price of interdisciplinary techniques to generating literary feedback. In a sequence of hugely unique readings of Edwards, Emerson, William and Henry James, Stevens, and Stein, A common heritage of Pragmatism tracks the interaction of non secular purpose, medical hypothesis, and literature in shaping an American aesthetic. Wide-ranging and impressive, this groundbreaking e-book might be crucial analyzing for all scholars and students of yank literature.

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