A Stroll with William James / Edition 1

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Overview

With this book, acclaimed historian Jacques Barzun pays what he describes as an "intellectual debt" to William James - psychologist, philosopher, and for Barzun, guide and mentor. Commenting on James's life, thought, and legacy, Barzun leaves us with a wise and civilized distillation of the great thinker's work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226038698
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 340,017
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Jacques Barzun is the author of more than thirty books, including From Dawn to Decadence: Five Hundred Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and Berlioz and His Century, the latter available from the University of Chicago Press.
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Table of Contents

A Personal Note
Prologue 1
The Man 6
The Masterpiece 34
The Test of Truth 83
The Varieties of Experience 109
Freedom and Risk 142
The Reign of William and Henry 181
Beyond the Conscious Mind 227
The Genius 262
Epilogue: Anthology 303
Chronology 313
Reference Notes 315
Index of Names and Isms 336
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