Some Problems of Philosophy: A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy / Edition 1

Some Problems of Philosophy: A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy / Edition 1

by William James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803275870

ISBN-13: 9780803275874

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

With the clarity that William James deemed obligatory, Some Problems of Philosophy outlines his theory of perception. The early chapters expose the defects of intellectualism and monism and the advantages of empiricism and pluralism. The novelty that enters into concrete perceptual experience, and that is disallowed by the rationalizing intellect, suggests exciting…  See more details below

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With the clarity that William James deemed obligatory, Some Problems of Philosophy outlines his theory of perception. The early chapters expose the defects of intellectualism and monism and the advantages of empiricism and pluralism. The novelty that enters into concrete perceptual experience, and that is disallowed by the rationalizing intellect, suggests exciting possibilities. Denied any absolute truth in an ever-changing world, privy to only a piece of the truth at any given moment, the individual can, with faith and good will, help create order out of chaos. Some Problems of Philosophy, published posthumously, represents an important advance in William James's thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803275874
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 8.00(h) x 5.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. IPhilosophy and its Critics3
Ch. IIThe Problems of Metaphysics29
Ch. IIIThe Problem of Being38
Ch. IVPercept and Concept - The Import of Concepts47
Ch. VPercept and Concept - The Abuse of Concepts75
Ch. VIPercept and Concept - Some Corollaries98
Ch. VIIThe One and the Many113
Ch. VIIIThe One and the Many (continued) - Values and Defects135
Ch. IXThe Problem of Novelty147
Ch. XNovelty and the Infinite - The Conceptual View154
Ch. XINovelty and the Infinite - The Perceptual View166
Ch. XIINovelty and Causation - The Conceptual View189
Ch. XIIINovelty and Causation - The Perceptual View208
Appendix: Faith and the Right to Believe221
Index233

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