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William James
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 622

William James

Incorporating information from previously unpublished letters, family records, and journals, a definitive portrait of the influential philosopher, educator, and psychologist follows William James from his youth and his relationship with other members of his brilliant family to his masterful contributions to the modernist movement, mysticism, education, and other fields. Reprint.

The Heart of William James
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 342

The Heart of William James

William James made what are called “contributions” to the fields of psychology, philosophy, and religious studies. But, as editor Robert Richardson explains, just as we do not read Thoreau, Whitman or Emerson for their professional “contributions,” but for their continuing power to motivate and inspire our individual personal lives, so we can read William James to learn how to live a better life. Richardson, author of a recent James Bio (William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism), presents a chronological collection of some of James’ most notable writing. Richardson’s introduction to the book covers James’ life and development, preparing the reader to track both through the volume’s essays. The short introductions to each essay provide context for the piece and reflect on its impact and continuing relevance.

Psychology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 478

Psychology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1893
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Meaning of Truth
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 102

The Meaning of Truth

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-11-26
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  • Publisher: 谷月社

The following inquiry is (to use a distinction familiar to readers of Mr. Shadworth Hodgson) not an inquiry into the 'how it comes,' but into the 'what it is' of cognition. What we call acts of cognition are evidently realized through what we call brains and their events, whether there be 'souls' dynamically connected with the brains or not. But with neither brains nor souls has this essay any business to transact. In it we shall simply assume that cognition IS produced, somehow, and limit ourselves to asking what elements it contains, what factors it implies. Cognition is a function of consciousness. The first factor it implies is therefore a state of consciousness wherein the cognition sha...

Writings, 1902-1910
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1379

Writings, 1902-1910

Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics

William James in Russian Culture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 259

William James in Russian Culture

Editors Joan Grossman and Ruth Rischin pose to their contributors an intriguing question: What happens when the ideas of a thinker like William James, who—despite his originality—was deeply rooted in American traditions, are refracted through a culture that draws on a heritage profoundly different from his own? Including studies of reception and interpretation of James's major works and analyses of the impact of his own philosophy on certain Russian writers and thinkers, William James in Russian Culture reveals striking parallels among and divergences between the intellectual and the spiritual realms.

William James
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 111

William James

William James is known today strictly as a philosopher of pragmatism. Williams James: Politics in the Pluriverse challenges this understanding. Kennan Ferguson argues that James should instead be known as the progenitor of pluralism, one of the most influential and durable American political philosophies of the twentieth century. James contended that engagement with the foreign, the difficult, and the uncomfortable makes us who we are. Rather than mitigating differences or attempting to resolve conflicts, he embraced them, wholeheartedly advocating the opportunity to be transformed. Pluralism, in the mind of the thinker who popularized the term, led to a more complex, more contentious, and f...

William James in Focus
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 136

William James in Focus

William James (1842-1910) is a canonical figure of American pragmatism. Trained as a medical doctor, James was more engaged by psychology and philosophy and wrote a foundational text, Pragmatism, for this characteristically American way of thinking. Distilling the main currents of James's thought, William J. Gavin focuses on "latent" and "manifest" ideas in James to disclose the notion of "will to believe," which courses through his work. For students who may be approaching James for the first time and for specialists who may not know James as deeply as they wish, Gavin provides a clear path to understanding James’s philosophy even as he embraces James’s complications and hesitations.

The Cambridge Companion to William James
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 406

The Cambridge Companion to William James

The most convenient and accessible guide to James currently available.

Dynamic Individualism of William James, The
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 206

Dynamic Individualism of William James, The

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-02-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Explores James’s concept of the individual in terms of physiology, psychology, philosophy, and religion.