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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 5, Chapter 13 Pragmatisms, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 5, Chapter 13 Pragmatisms, Section 1 Summary

Holmes and James went their separate ways after their marriages. They remained civil but their views had changed and their opinions were so different that they were never good friends again.

Holmes was ambitious and his greatest achievement was his lecture series on "The Common Law," which he gave before he was forty years old. The series was based on the premise that the legal system used common laws first and principles second when deciding the outcome of court cases.

Part 5, Chapter 13 Pragmatisms, Section 1 Analysis

The reader is told about Holmes and James going their separate ways early in their adult years. Even though they were originally going in the same direction, life experiences had changed that and had changed their views of each other. Holmes followed the path of the law and changed many attitudes about...

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