Puritans and pragmatists; eight eminent American thinkers [by] Paul K. Conkin.


New York, Dodd, Mead, 1968.

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Subjects Pragmatism -- History.
Pragmatism.
Pragmatisme -- Histoire.
Puritains -- EĢtats-Unis.
Puritans -- United States.
Puritans.
United States.
Description viii, 495 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date 1968.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Eight brilliant and original American thinkers - Edwards, Franklin, John Adams, Emerson, Peirce, William James, Dewey, and Santayana- are the subject of this widely admired book by one of American's foremost writers of intellectual history. As the brief, alliterative title suggests, the authors finds some degree of continuity, some elements of underlying unity, in the varied and always idiosyncratic thoughts of these men. Instead of superficial similarities, he has emphasized a common moral tenor and, derivative of this, an instrumental conception of knowledge and a broad, ethical conception of art.
Contents The Puritan prelude -- Jonathan Edwards -- Benjamin Franklin : science and morals -- John Adams : politics -- Ralph Waldo Emerson : poet-priest -- Charles S. Pierce -- William James -- John Dewey -- George Santayana -- A reading guide (pages 475-481).
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)451872
(OCoLC)ocm00451872
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Conkin, Paul Keith.
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