Friday, February 15, 2013

The Metaphysical Club

[August 2009] This book bounces from biography to biography before tying them all together as members of a "Metaphysical Club". It then spends a while explaining their philosophy, and then brings in a some additional related biographies. The pace is extremely fast, and I often found difficulty keeping track of all the characters and why they were important. The "metaphysical club" is used to tie everything together. However, the actual club is only discussed briefly. The book left me wanting more, and is perhaps is best as a quick introduction to 19th and early 20th century American philosophers (like the James')

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