Puritans and Pragmatists: Eight Eminent American Thinkers (Paperback)

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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 America's foremost writers of intellectual history. In this study, the author finds a degree of continuity and some elements of underlying unity in the varied and idiosyncratic thoughts of these men. Instead of superficial similarities, he emphasizes a common moral tenor, an instrumental conception of knowledge, and a broad, ethical conception of art.

About the Author

Paul K. Conkin is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Vanderbilt University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781932792553
ISBN-10: 1932792554
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2006
Pages: 505
Language: English