The Hidden God revisits the origins of yankee pragmatism and reveals a nascent "posthumanist" critique shaping early sleek concept. by way of attaining way back to the Calvinist arguments of the yankee Puritans and their fight to grasp a "hidden God," this publication brings American pragmatism in the direction of modern serious theory.
Ryan White reads the writings of key American philosophers, together with Jonathan Edwards, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, and Charles Sanders Peirce, opposed to sleek theoretical works by way of Niklas Luhmann, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, Sharon Cameron, Cary Wolfe, and Gregory Bateson. This juxtaposition isolates the enormously posthumanist type of pragmatism that started to come up in those early texts, difficult the authorized family tree of pragmatic discourse and customary definitions of posthumanist critique. Its carefully theoretical viewpoint has extensive implications for arts learn, enriching investigations into literature, historical past, politics, and art.