American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

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Oxford University Press, Jan 9, 2003 - Philosophy - 348 pages
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Hamner seeks to discover what makes pragmatism uniquely American. She argues that the inextricably American character of pragmatism of such figures as C.S. Peirce and William James lies in its often understated affirmation of America as a uniquely religious country with a God-given mission and populated by God-fearing citizens.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Puritan Mirror of Americas SelfUnderstanding
10
EVOLUTION OF GERMAN PSYCHOLOGY
21
Hermann von Helmholtz
23
Wilhelm Wundt
40
EVOLUTION OF SCOTTISH PSYCHOLOGY
57
William Hamilton
59
Alexander Bain
73
PRAGMATIC RECEPTION OF EUROPEAN PSYCHOLOGY
89
Charles Sanders Peirce
91
William James
126
The Mythology of Self and Nation
152
Notes
175
Bibliography
215
Index
223
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