Genuine Reality: A Life of William James / Edition 2

Genuine Reality: A Life of William James / Edition 2

by Linda Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226758591

ISBN-13: 9780226758596

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

This first full biography of William James in nearly a generation brings us the man alive in all his complexity. Intellectual rebel, romantic pragmatist, aristocratic pluralist, James was both a towering figure of the nineteenth century and a springboard into the twentieth. Constitutionally opposed to the rigidity and stability of the nineteenth century, James guided…  See more details below

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This first full biography of William James in nearly a generation brings us the man alive in all his complexity. Intellectual rebel, romantic pragmatist, aristocratic pluralist, James was both a towering figure of the nineteenth century and a springboard into the twentieth. Constitutionally opposed to the rigidity and stability of the nineteenth century, James guided his generation toward the ambivalence, unpredictability, and indeterminacy of the times that followed. His explorations of pluralism and pragmatism nurtured ideas that continue to shape our society. Profiting from a rich range of sources, among them 1,500 letters written between James and his wife, Alice, Linda Simon creates an intimate portrait of this multifaceted and contradictory man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226758596
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Mortification
2. Gestation
3. Appetites and Affections: 1847-1855
4. Other People's Rules: 1855-1860
5. Spiritual Dangers: 1860-1865
6. Descent: 1866-1870
7. Absolute Beginnings: 1870-1874
8. Engaged: 1875-1878
9. Gifts: 1878-1882
10. An Entirely New Segment of Life: 1882-1884
11. The Lost Child: 1885-1887
12. Family Romance: 1888-1890
13. Surcharged with Vitality: 1890-1893
14. Real Fights: 1894-1896
15. Civic Genius: 1897-1898
16. A Gleam of the End: 1899-1901
17. A Temper of Peace
18. Mental Pirouettes: 1906-1907
19. The Pitch of Life: 1908-1909
20. Eclipse: 1910
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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