The Resource The Metaphysical Club : [a story of ideas in America], Louis Menand, (electronic resource)

The Metaphysical Club : [a story of ideas in America], Louis Menand, (electronic resource)

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The Metaphysical Club : [a story of ideas in America]
Title
The Metaphysical Club
Title remainder
[a story of ideas in America]
Statement of responsibility
Louis Menand
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. Here are Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and John Dewey, all of them giants of American thought made colloquially accessible both as human beings and as intellects
Summary
A narrative about personalities and American history is told through the story of an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872 to talk about ideas
Writing style
Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10068868
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Menand, Louis
Dewey number
973.9
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Read by Henry Leyva
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  • Leyva, Henry
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True
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  • Metaphysics
  • National characteristics, American
  • Intellectuals
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cambridge (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
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a story of ideas in America
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Label
The Metaphysical Club : [a story of ideas in America], Louis Menand, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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Control code
MWT11419158
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Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781598871791
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11419158
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The Metaphysical Club : [a story of ideas in America], Louis Menand, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11419158
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781598871791
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11419158
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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