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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 5, Chapter 15 Freedoms, Section 5 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 5, Chapter 15 Freedoms, Section 5 Summary

Holmes did not believe that he was a pragmatist, even though he held many of the same beliefs.

The authority of heredity characterizes pre-modern societies, but modern societies are led by nature and the procedures and theories that led to modernity.

Part 5, Chapter 15 Freedoms, Section 5 Analysis

The reader sees that the modern 20th Century has left pragmatism behind and is using new theories to recreate itself for the new century.

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