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The Resource American philosophy : a love story, John Kaag

American philosophy : a love story, John Kaag

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American philosophy : a love story
Title
American philosophy
Title remainder
a love story
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John Kaag
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Language
eng
Summary
John Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy and a direct intellectual descendent of William James, the father of American philosophy and psychology, with whom Kaag feels a deep kinship. The books Kaag discovers in the Hocking library are crawling with insects and full of mold. But he resolves to restore them, as he immediately recognizes their importance. Not only does the library at West Wind contain handwritten notes from Whitman and inscriptions from Frost, but there are startlingly rare first editions of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As Kaag begins to catalog and read through these priceless volumes, he embarks on a thrilling journey that leads him to the life-affirming tenets of American philosophy--self-reliance, pragmatism, and transcendence--and to a brilliant young Kantian who joins him in the restoration of the Hocking books. Part intellectual history, part memoir, American Philosophy is ultimately about love, freedom, and the role that wisdom can play in turning one's life around
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BTCTA
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1979-
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Kaag, John J.
Dewey number
191
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not applicable
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LC call number
B851
LC item number
.K33 2016ab
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other
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Read by Josh Bloomberg
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Bloomberg, Josh
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  • Philosophy, American
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophy, American
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American philosophy : a love story, John Kaag
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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ocn952389763
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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7 audio discs (8 hr.)
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not applicable
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9781504772488
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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s
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9781504772488
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digital, optical, 1.4 m/s, stereo
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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9781504772471
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  • (Sirsi) 1704448
  • (OCoLC)952389763
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Label
American philosophy : a love story, John Kaag
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952389763
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504772488
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504772488
Other physical details
digital, optical, 1.4 m/s, stereo
Publisher number
  • c20y
  • ZPc20y
  • ZEc20y
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504772471
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1704448
  • (OCoLC)952389763
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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