By Ryan White

The Hidden God revisits the origins of yank pragmatism and unearths a nascent "posthumanist" critique shaping early smooth suggestion. through achieving way back to the Calvinist arguments of the yank Puritans and their fight to grasp a "hidden God," this e-book extends the parameters of highbrow background to carry American pragmatism in the direction of modern severe theory.

The research reads the writings of key American philosophers, together with Jonathan Edwards, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, and Charles Sanders Peirce, opposed to smooth theoretical works by way of Niklas Luhmann, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, Sharon Cameron, Cary Wolfe, and Gregory Bateson. This juxtaposition isolates the notably posthumanist type of pragmatism that started to come up in those early texts, tough the accredited family tree of pragmatic discourse and customary definitions of posthumanist critique. Its carefully theoretical viewpoint has broad implications for arts study, enriching investigations into literature, heritage, politics, and art.

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