What is reality? How do we know what we know? This posthumous collection of writings on consciousness and epistemology, published in 1912, comes to form a treatise in its own right through such essays as “Does ‘Consciousness’ Exist?”, “A World of Pure Experience,” “The Thing and its Relations,” “The Essence of Humanism,” “How Two Minds Can Know One Thing,” and more.
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About the Author
William James (1842-1910) was the elder brother of the novelist Henry James and a key figure in American philosophy and psychology. His best known and most influential work, still quite readable today, is The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902), which approaches the subject of religion from a scientific, psychological—yet refreshingly open-minded—standpoint.
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Combined with his Principles of Psychology, James' Essays in Radical Empiricism offers helpful insights into the his pragmatic conceptions of non-realism and truth. One cannot understand James' conceptions of reality or truth without understanding his radical empiricism, and for this reason, this book is indispensable. Unfortunately, the publisher has bound James' classic into a book with a distractingly large font and huge margins, which make for an average of somewhere around eight words per line. Reading this publisher's version is like reading a children's book; make sure you have both hands free at all times--you'll need them to turn the pages every couple seconds.