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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 5, Chapter 14 Pluralisms, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 5, Chapter 14 Pluralisms, Section 1 Summary

James inspired two men to come up with the idea of "cultural pluralism." During a lecture series, James explained pluralism. It was the idea that the universe is made up of many different species, and objects. It was not received well, since it refused to let one philosophy explain everything.

Part 5, Chapter 14 Pluralisms, Section 1 Analysis

The reader learns that the thoughts of James were used in psychology and sociology as well as philosophy.

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