Overview

The writings of William James represent one of America's most original contributions to the history of ideas. Ranging from philosophy and psychology to religion and politics, James composed the most engaging formulation of American pragmatism. 'Pragmatism' grew out of a set of lectures and the full text is included here along with 'The Meaning of Truth', 'Psychology', 'The Will to Believe', and 'Talks to Teachers on Psychology'.
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Overview

The writings of William James represent one of America's most original contributions to the history of ideas. Ranging from philosophy and psychology to religion and politics, James composed the most engaging formulation of American pragmatism. 'Pragmatism' grew out of a set of lectures and the full text is included here along with 'The Meaning of Truth', 'Psychology', 'The Will to Believe', and 'Talks to Teachers on Psychology'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101221617
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 873 KB

Meet the Author

Older brother of novelist Henry James, William James (1842-1910) was a philosopher, psychologist, physiologist, and professor at Harvard. James has influenced such twentieth-century thinkers as Richard Rorty, Jurgen Habermans, Michel Foucault, and Julia Kristeva.


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Table of Contents

Introduction by Giles Gunn Suggestions for Further Reading A Note on the Texts
Pragmatism (1907)
Preface Lecture I: The Present Dilemma in Philosophy Lecture II: What Pragmatism Means Lecture III: Some Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Considered Lecture IV: The One and the Many Lecture V: Pragmatism and Common Sense Lecture VI: Pragmatism's Conception of Truth Lecture VII: Pragmatism and Humanism Lecture VIII: Pragmatism and Religion

From The Meaning of Truth (1909)
Preface The Tigers in India Humanism and Truth
From Psychology: Briefer Course (1892)
The Stream of Consciousness

From The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy (1897)
Preface The Will to Believe Is Life Worth Living?
The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life

From Talks to Teachers on Psychology: And to Students on Some of Life's Ideals (1899)
II. On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings III. What Makes a Life Significant
Miscellaneous Essays
Address at the Centenary of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1903)
A World of Pure Experience (1904)
Is Radical Empiricism Solipsistic? (1905)

Notes

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