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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America Topics for Discussion

Louis Menand
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Explain what Agassiz meant when he said, "They will mexicanize the country." Who were they and why did he have this view?

What did Darwin ascertain from the study of flora in Eastern Asia and North America? Why was it controversial?

What were Buckle's four influences on the human species and why were they important to 19th Century sociology and physiology?

What was Oliver Wendell Holmes' contribution to the theory of pragmatism?

How did James try to help Pierce by introducing the theory of pragmatism, and why did it not work?

How did Dewey take pragmatism to the next step, which paved the way for the new theory of dual identity?

What was the difference between Kant and Hegel and how did they influence pragmatic thought?

What were the findings from the Laboratory School, and why were these findings important to science?

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