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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 3, Chapter 7 The Peirces, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 3, Chapter 7 The Peirces, Section 1 Summary

Charles Sanders Peirce studied chemistry at the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard. His father was a professor at Harvard, but unlike many sons, Charles never tried to get from under his father's shadow. His work was always an expansion of his father's. He viewed his destiny as taking his father's work to the next level. This would prove to be an impossible task, and his failure would be disastrous.

Part 3, Chapter 7 The Peirces, Section 1 Analysis

The reader is introduced to Charles Peirce, who helped influence pragmatic thinking. The author has given the reader an overview of what Charles' life must have been like, and he has also told the reader that Charles fails. It prepares the reader to understand why Charles stayed in his father's shadow and why he failed when the other three men...

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