William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture

by Deborah Whitehead

Published by: Indiana University Press

192 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, 1 table

  • Paperback
  • 9780253018229
  • Published: January 2016


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253018182
  • Published: January 2016


  • eBook
  • 9780253018243
  • Published: January 2016


William James, Pragmatism, and American Culture focuses on the work of William James and the relationship between the development of pragmatism and its historical, cultural, and political roots in 19th-century America. Deborah Whitehead reads pragmatism through the intersecting themes of narrative, gender, nation, politics, and religion. As she considers how pragmatism helps to explain the United States to itself, Whitehead articulates a contemporary pragmatism and shows how it has become a powerful and influential discourse in American intellectual and popular culture.