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Essays in Pragmatism - William James, Alburey Castell
Essays in Pragmatism
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Essays in Pragmatism By WILLIAM JAMES. nContents include: INTRODUCTION THE HUMANISM OF WILLIAM JAMES . . vii CHRONOLOGY xv SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY xvi THE SENTIMENT OF RATIONALITY 3 THE DILEMMA OF DETERMINISM 37 THE MORAL PHILOSOPHER AND THE MORAL LIFE ... 65 THE WILL TO BELIEVE 88 CONCLUSIONS ON... show more
Essays in Pragmatism By WILLIAM JAMES. nContents include: INTRODUCTION THE HUMANISM OF WILLIAM JAMES . . vii CHRONOLOGY xv SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY xvi THE SENTIMENT OF RATIONALITY 3 THE DILEMMA OF DETERMINISM 37 THE MORAL PHILOSOPHER AND THE MORAL LIFE ... 65 THE WILL TO BELIEVE 88 CONCLUSIONS ON VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE . . 110 WHAT PRAGMATISM MEANS 141 PRAGMATISMS CONCEPTION OF TRUTH 159. INTROBUCTION: THE HUMANISM OF WILLIAM JAMES I THE SEVEN PAPERS brought together in this volume provide an introduction to the philosophy of William James. The first and sixth are in philosophy in them James deals with questions of method, asks what philosophy is and how it should go about its job. The remaining-five are in philosophy in them James deals with free will, morals, science and religion, his own views in reli gion, and the nature of truth. It would be difficult to suggest more persistent problems in philosophy. These papers introduce a reader to William James. They do more than that. Few authors are better able to communicate the spirit of humane philosophizing. These papers therefore provide a valuable introduction to American philosophy and, indeed, to philosophy itself. To the extent that there is a perennial philosophy, concerning itself with man as a rational animal, William James, like Plato among the Greeks, provides a genial and colorful introduction to many of its problems and arguments. These papers were written between 1879 and 1907. Darwinism was twenty years in the air when James wrote The Sentiment of Rationality, and the first world war was just seven years around the corner when Pragmatism was published. These papers, it may with some justice be said,express the interests of an alert and sensi tive mind during one of the most critical quarter centuries in modern history. Darwin and Spencer, Newman and Huxley, Arnold and Pater, Tolstoy and Dostoievsky, Ibsen and Zola, Marx and Nietzsche formed the climate of opinion within which Jamess
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ISBN: 9780028471402 (0028471407)
Publisher: Hafner Press (NY)
Pages no: 193
Edition language: English
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