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Between Peirce (1878) and James (1898): G. Stanley Hall, the Origins of Pragmatism, and the History of Psychology (2009)


This article focuses on the 20-year gap between Charles S. Peirce's classic proposal of pragmatism in 1877-1878 and William James's equally classic call for pragmatism in 1898. It fills the gap by reviewing relevant developments in the work of Peirce and James and by introducing G. Stanley Hall, for the first time, as a figure in the history of pragmatism. In treating Hall and pragmatism, the article reveals a previously unnoted relation between the early history of pragmatism and the early history of the new psychology that Hall helped to pioneer. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Authors & Contributors
McGranahan, Lucas Robert
Bauerlein, Mark
Keen, Ernest
Vogler, Candace A.
Cooper, Wesley E.
Menand, Louis
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Perspectives on Science
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
History of the Human Sciences
History of Education Quarterly
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Cambridge University Press
Duke University Press
Vanderbilt University Press
Pragmatism; instrumentalism
Discipline formation
James, William
Peirce, Charles Sanders
Dewey, John
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Hall, Granville Stanley
Wundt, Wilhelm Max
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
17th century
United States
North America: United States; Canada

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