The Cambridge Companion to William James / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to William James / Edition 1

by Ruth Anna Putnam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521459060

ISBN-13: 9780521459068

Pub. Date: 04/13/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

William James (1842-1910) was both a philosopher and a psychologist, nowadays most closely associated with the pragmatic theory of truth. The essays in this Companion deal with the full range of his thought, including technical philosophical issues, religious speculation, moral philosophy and political controversies of his time. New readers and nonspecialists will

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William James (1842-1910) was both a philosopher and a psychologist, nowadays most closely associated with the pragmatic theory of truth. The essays in this Companion deal with the full range of his thought, including technical philosophical issues, religious speculation, moral philosophy and political controversies of his time. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to James currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of James.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521459068
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/13/1997
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Pragmatism and iIntrospective psychology Gerald E. Myers; 2. Consciousness as a pragmatist views it Owen Flanagan; 3. John Dewey's naturalization of William James Richard M. Gale; 4. James, Clifford, and the scientific conscience David A. Hollinger; 5. Religious faith, intellectual responsibility, and romance Richard Rorty; 6. The breathtaking intimacy of the material world: William James's last thoughts Bruce Wilshire; 7. James, aboutness, and his British critics T. L. S. Sprigge; 8. Logical principles and philosophical attitudes: Peirce's response to James's pragmatism Christopher Hookway; 9. James's theory of truth Hilary Putnam; 10. The James/Royce dispute and the development of James's 'solution' James Conant; 11. William James on religious experience Richard R. Niebuhr; 12. Interpreting the universe after a social analogy: intimacy, panpsychism, a finite God in a pluralistic universe David C. Lamberth; 13. Moral philosophy and the development of morality Graham H. Bird; 14. Some of life's ideals Ruth Anna Putnam; 15. A shelter of the mind: Henry, William, and the domestic scene Jessica R. Feldman; 16. The influence of William James on American culture Ross Posnock; 17. Pragmatism, politics, and the corridor Harvey J. Cormier; 18. James and the Kantian tradition Thomas Carlson.

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