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By Gregory Phipps

This e-book examines the interdisciplinary foundations of pragmatism
from a literary point of view, tracing the characters and settings that populate
the narratives of pragmatist idea in Henry James’s paintings. Cultivated in the course of a
postwar period of business swap and financial development, pragmatism emerged in the
late 19th century because the new form of yank highbrow identity.
Charles Peirce, William James, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. have been close
friends who based assorted branches of pragmatism whereas writing on a vast
array of themes. Skeptical approximately philosophy, William James’s brother, Henry,
stood on the margins of this workforce, crafting his personal model of pragmatism through
his novels and brief tales. Gregory Phipps argues that James’s fiction weaves
together the numerous depictions of individuality, society, adventure, and truth
found within the works of Peirce, Holmes, and William James. through doing so, James
brings to narrative existence a defining second in American highbrow and
material history.

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