A fresh, compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William James.
New York Times Review: "Characteristically elegant...modest and specific..[Kaag] questioned the meaning of life, and William James answered."
Wall Street Journal Review: "Pithy and exacting."
A tale of two philosophical journeys - a fascinating exploration not only of Nietzsche’s ideals but of how his experience of living relates to us as individuals in the twenty-first century.
2018 NPR Best Book of the Year
Outside Magazine Book to Read
Tatler Top 10 Book of the Year
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.
2016 NPR Best Book of the Year
New York Times Editor Choice
Award Winner: John Dewey Prize in American History