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The Hidden God: Pragmatism and Posthumanism in American Thought

Ryan White


The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent “posthumanist” critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American Puritans and their struggle to know a “hidden God,” this book brings American pragmatism closer to contemporary critical theory. Ryan White reads the writings of key American philosophers, including Jonathan Edwards, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, and Charles Sanders Peirce, against modern theoretical works by Niklas Luhmann, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, Sharon Cameron, Cary Wolfe, and Gre ... More

Keywords: Charles Sanders Peirce, Pragmatism, Posthumanism, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Calvinism, Systems Theory, Niklas Luhmann, American Philosophy, Jonathan Edwards

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171007
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171007.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ryan White, author

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