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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 5, Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 5, Epilogue Summary

James died in 1910. His brother stayed near him for six weeks after James' death. James had asked him to do this to see if they could communicate after death. James never communicated with his brother during this time.

Peirce was found almost dead in 1907 and James cared for him until he was somewhat healthy again. Peirce used morphine daily because of the pain caused by the cancer that ravaged his body. He continued to write until his death, but never contributed anything valuable. He died in 1914, leaving his wife, Juliette, to survive him. She stayed at their farm and lived as a recluse until her death in 1934.

Holmes thought of his later years as the happiest part of his life. He sat on the Supreme Court for 34 years, serving as Chief Justice before retiring in 1932. He died in 1935.

Dewey wrote his...

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