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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America Setting & Symbolism

Louis Menand
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Boston

Boston is a city in Massachusetts from which most of the pragmatic thinkers came.

Ball's Bluff

Colonel Edward Baker chose a rocky cliff for the site of his first assault. Col. Baker was a Senator from Oregon and had no previous military experience, which became obvious after the horrific battle was over. Approximately 1700 soldiers went into the battle, and only 800 came out of it alive.

Cambridge

A city in Massachusetts where Harvard is located, and was the original starting point for three of the founding fathers of pragmatism.

Copperheads

Northerners who opposed the war and sympathized with the South.

Columbia University

The university where Dewey went to work when he left the University of Chicago. This is the place where he finalized his theory of pragmatism and started incorporating the new theory of dual identity into his pragmatic views.

Germany

The European country where many of the...

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