The Influence of Pragmatism in the Essays of Randolph Bourne

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This study traces the influence of the American philosophy of pragmatism in the writing of the Progressive Era intellectual Randolph Bourne (1886-1918),. In courses with John Dewey at Columbia University and through the books of William James, pragmatism became a major intellectual factor in Bourne's social and cultural criticism. The philosophy remained so to the end of his brief career. From pragmatism, Bourne learned a method of challenging a restrictive status quo. In his essays, Bourne sought harmony between analytical reasoning and the imagination in order to promote self-growth along with the creation of a more humane society. Bourne promoted ... continued below

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Brown, Byron D. (Byron Delano) May 1993.

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This study traces the influence of the American philosophy of pragmatism in the writing of the Progressive Era intellectual Randolph Bourne (1886-1918),. In courses with John Dewey at Columbia University and through the books of William James, pragmatism became a major intellectual factor in Bourne's social and cultural criticism. The philosophy remained so to the end of his brief career. From pragmatism, Bourne learned a method of challenging a restrictive status quo. In his essays, Bourne sought harmony between analytical reasoning and the imagination in order to promote self-growth along with the creation of a more humane society. Bourne promoted individualism and the need for transcendent values in modern industrial society.

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Brown, Byron D. (Byron Delano). The Influence of Pragmatism in the Essays of Randolph Bourne, thesis, May 1993; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500698/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .