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From nature to experience : the American search for cultural authority

Author: Roger Lundin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.
Series: American intellectual culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Roger Lundin traces how pragmatism and its reliance on experience eclipsed nature and religion as the ultimate moral authority. He explores why Americans prize experience as highly as they do, what  Read more...

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Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lundin
ISBN: 9780742548404 0742548406
OCLC Number: 148853980
Description: xiii, 263 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The preferences of eden --
Delivered to the dream : Emerson and the pathways of pragmatism --
Reading the blooming confusion : William James and the theology of experience --
Diminished things : literature and the disenchantment of the world --
Divining lives --
Intentional ironies --
The truth beyond method : fiction at the limits of experience.
Series Title: American intellectual culture.
Responsibility: Roger Lundin.

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