The Will to Believe

The Will to Believe

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by William James
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674952812

ISBN-13: 9780674952812

Pub. Date: 05/28/1979

Publisher: Harvard

"[...]make it visible alongside of the higher and lower dogmatisms between which in the pages of philosophic history it has generally remained eclipsed from sight.
The first four essays are largely concerned with defending the legitimacy of religious faith. To some rationalizing readers such advocacy will seem a sad misuse of one's professional position. Mankind,

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"[...]make it visible alongside of the higher and lower dogmatisms between which in the pages of philosophic history it has generally remained eclipsed from sight.
The first four essays are largely concerned with defending the legitimacy of religious faith. To some rationalizing readers such advocacy will seem a sad misuse of one's professional position. Mankind, they will say, is only too prone to follow faith unreasoningly, and needs no preaching nor encouragement in that direction. I quite agree that what mankind at large most lacks is criticism and caution, not faith. Its cardinal weakness is to let belief follow recklessly upon lively conception, especially when the [...]".

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ISBN-13:
9780674952812
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
05/28/1979
Series:
The Works of William James Series, #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction by Edward H. Madden

The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

Index

Notes

A Note on the Editorial Method

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