Writings of William James

ISBN-10: 0226391884
ISBN-13: 9780226391885
Edition: 1977 (Reprint)
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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/15/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

In his introduction to this collection, John representative. McDermott presents James's thinking in all its manifestations, stressing the importance of radical empiricism and placing into perspective the doctrines of pragmatism and the will to believe. The critical periods of James's life are highlighted to illuminate the development of his philosophical and psychological thought. The anthology features representive selections from The Principles of Psychology, The Will to Believe, and The Variety of Religious Experience in addition to the complete Essays in Radical Empiricism and A Pluralistic Universe. The original 1907 edition of Pragmatism is included, as well as classic selections from all of James's other major works. Of particular significance for James scholarship is the supplemented version of Ralph Barton Perry's Annotated Bibliography of the Writings of William James, with additions bringing it up to 1976.

William James, oldest of five children (including Henry James and Alice James) in the extraordinary James family, was born in New York City on January 11, 1842. He has had a far-reaching influence on writers and thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Broadly educated by private tutors and through European travel, James initially studied painting. During the Civil War, however, he turned to medicine and physiology, attended Harvard medical school, and became interested in the workings of the mind. His text, The Principles of Psychology (1890), presents psychology as a science rather than a philosophy and emphasizes the connection between the mind and the body. James believed in free will and the power of the mind to affect events and determine the future. In The Will to Believe (1897) and The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902), he explores metaphysical concepts and mystical experiences. He saw truth not as absolute but as relative, depending on the given situation and the forces at work in it. He believed that the universe was not static and orderly but ever-changing and chaotic. His most important work, Pragmatism (1907), examines the practical consequences of behavior and rejects the idealist philosophy of the transcendentalists. This philosophy seems to reinforce the tenets of social Darwinism and the idea of financial success as the justification of the means in a materialistic society; nevertheless, James strove to demonstrate the practical value of ethical behavior. Overall, James's lifelong concern with what he called the "stream of thought" or "stream of consciousness" changed the way writers conceptualize characters and present the relationship between humans, society, and the natural world. He died due to heart failure on August 26, 1910.

Preface to the Phoenix Edition Selected Secondary Sources Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chronology Bibliographic Abbreviations and Editor's Notes on the Text
Personal Depression and Recovery Henry James, Senior William James William James: Feb. 1, 1870 William James: April 30, 1870
Psychological Foundations Habit The Stream of Thought Necessary Truths and the Effects of Experience
Radical Empiricism Radical Empiricism: 1897 Radical Empiricism: 1909 The Function of Cognition The Knowing of Things Together Does "Consciousness" Exist? The Notion of Consciousness A World of Pure Experience The Thing and Its Relations How Two Minds Can Know One Thing Percept and Concept--The Import of Concepts Percept and Concept--The Abuse of Concepts Percept and Concept--Some Corollaries The One and the Many The One and the Many (continued)--Values and Defects The Place of Affectional Facts in a World of Pure Experience The Experience of Activity The Continuity of Experience On the Notion of Reality as Changing The Essence of Humanism
The Pragmatic Method [Pragmatism and Radical Empiricism] The Sentiment of Rationality Philosophical Conceptions and Practical Results The Present Dilemma in Philosophy What Pragmatism Means Some Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Considered The One and the Many Pragmatism and Common Sense Pragmatism's Conception of Truth A Dialogue Interview in [The]New York Times, 1907 Pragmatism and Humanism Pragmatism and Religion
Historical Judgments Philosophy and Its Critics The Types of Philosophic Thinking Monistic Idealism Hegel and His Method Concerning Fechner The Compounding of Consciousness Bergson and His Critique of Intellectualism Address at the Emerson Centenary in Concord
Ethical and Religious Dimensions of Radical Empiricism The Dilemma of Determinism The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings What Makes a Life Significant The Moral Equivalent of War The Energies of Men Will The Will to Believe Faith and the Right to Believe [Experience and Religion: A Comment] Circumscription of the [Religious] Topic Conclusions [toThe Varieties of Religious Experience] Postscript [toThe Varieties of Religious Experience] [Psychic Phenomena: A Comment] Final Impressions of a Psychical Researcher [An Overview] Annotated Bibliography of the Writings of William James

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