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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 3, Chapter 9 The Metaphysical Club, Section 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 9 The Metaphysical Club, Section 5 Summary

The reader is shown that everything is changing around the time of the Metaphysical Club. Higher education is changing and the new President of Harvard is throwing his weight around, just because he can. The actions of Eliot are a foreshadowing of what is to come for James and Peirce. James seems to be elevated and Peirce shot down. With the death of St. John Green and Wright, it is uncertain how the pragmatic philosophy will change and survive.

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