A Natural History of Pragmatism by Joan Richardson

By Joan Richardson

Joan Richardson presents a desirable and compelling account of the emergence of the crucial American philosophy: pragmatism. She demonstrates pragmatism's engagement with a number of branches of the typical 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 adventure with medical details to provide interpretations that holiday new flooring in literary and cultural background. This e-book 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 usual heritage of Pragmatism tracks the interaction of spiritual cause, medical hypothesis, and literature in shaping an American aesthetic. Wide-ranging and impressive, this groundbreaking ebook should be crucial examining for all scholars and students of yank literature.

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For him, light was the most powerful image of how God communicated his love to his creation.

To let in external visible resemblances, or some ideas of things without; would the pictures coming into such a dark room but stay there and lie so orderly as to be found upon occasion it would very much resemble the understanding of a man. John Locke, An Essay concerning Human Understanding the mind f eels when it thinks 1 In 1948 Perry Miller published an essay entitled “Jonathan Edwards on ‘The Sense of the Heart’” around the text of one of Edwards’s “Miscellanies,” no. 782, which bears the multiple title, “Ideas.

I, with some of my schoolmates joined together, and built a booth in a swamp, in a very secret and retired place, for a place of prayer. 47 Suzanne Langer, a student of Whitehead’s, drawing on nineteenth-century language theorists read by Darwin and Emerson, persuasively illustrates that the inciting characteristic of human language is not social intercourse but aesthetic expression: What we should look for is the first indication of symbolic behavior, which is not likely to be anything as specialized, conscious, or rational as the use of a semantic.

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