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The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to 'Pragmatism'
     

The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to 'Pragmatism'

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by William James
 

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William James was an important American psychologist and philosopher. He was one of the early academics of psychology and his philosophy touched mainly on pragmatism and the religious or mystic experience. In this sequel to his philosophical work Pragmatism, James discusses the nature of truth. He talks about relative truth, being "true for him who

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William James was an important American psychologist and philosopher. He was one of the early academics of psychology and his philosophy touched mainly on pragmatism and the religious or mystic experience. In this sequel to his philosophical work Pragmatism, James discusses the nature of truth. He talks about relative truth, being "true for him who experiences the workings," as opposed to absolute or religious truth.

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James (1842-1910), an early champion of pragmatic American philosophy, answered critics of the chapter on truth in his 1907 by synthesizing all had ever written about the topic into a book published by Longmans, Green in 1907. Dover reproduces the 1932 reprint. There is neither index nor bibliography. Cited in . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781775417835
Publisher:
The Floating Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
237 KB

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Fredson Bowers is Linden Kent Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia.

Ignas K. Skrupskelis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina.

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