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" We live, as it were, upon the front edge of an advancing wave,crest, and our sense of a determinate direction in falling forward is all we cover of the future of our path. "
The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to "Pragmatism," - Page 116
by William James - 1909 - 297 pages
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The Style of Connectedness: Gravity's Rainbow and Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Moore - Fiction - 1987 - 312 pages
...end" to our lives can arise from life's flux is suggested, in quite another context, by William James: We live, as it were, upon the front edge of an advancing...experience, inter alia, is of variations of rate and direction, and lives in these transitions more than in the journeys end. The experiences of tendency...
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Pragmatism and Other Writings

William James - Philosophy - 2000 - 358 pages
Collects several of William James' writings, which discuss philosophy, psychology, religion, and politics.
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The Pragmatist Imagination: Thinking About Things in the Making

Joan Ockman - Architecture - 2000 - 277 pages
...you and all around you along. You are always really living in a centrifugal hurtle to a next effect. WE LIVE, AS IT WERE, UPON THE FRONT EDGE OF AN ADVANCING...SUBSTITUTE FOR A TRACED-OUT CURVE. OUR EXPERIENCE.. .IS OF VARIATIONS OF RATE AND OF DIRECTION, AND LIVES IN THESE TRANSITIONS MORE THAN IN THE JOURNEY'S...
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The Figure of Consciousness: William James, Henry James, and Edith Wharton

Jill M. Kress - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 268 pages
...of all our knowing never gers beyond this virtual stage. It never gets completed or nailed down. ... To continue thinking unchallenged is, ninety-nine...forward is all we cover of the future of our path. (ERE, 69). James accentuates the sense of constant motion and transition by using the progressive tense:...
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American Pragmatism : A Religious Genealogy: A Religious Genealogy

M. Gail Hamner Assistant Professor of Religion Syracuse University - Philosophy - 2002 - 348 pages
...another poignant image of how the fringe guarantees the continuity and discontinuity of consciousness; "We live, as it were, upon the front edge of an advancing...falling forward is all we cover of the future of our path,"4* According to this description our experiences are punctuaL individuaL and discrete; they occur...
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James and Dewey on Belief and Experience

John M. Capps, Donald Capps - Philosophy - 2005 - 290 pages
...also of ideas which we might verify if we would take the trouble, but which we hold for true although unterminated perceptually, because nothing says "no"...substitute for a traced-out curve. Our experience, inter alia,11 is of variations of rate and of direction, and lives in these transitions more than in the...
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Opportunity Identification and Entrepreneurial Behavior

John E. Butler - Business & Economics - 2004 - 320 pages
...fact, we commit ourselves to the current as if the port were sure. We live, as it were, upon the from edge of an advancing wave-crest, and our sense of...substitute for a traced-out curve. Our experience, niter alia, is of variations of rate and of direction, and lives in the transitions 0iore than in the...
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Wege zur politischen Philosophie: Festschrift für Martin Sattler

Gabriele von Sivers - Political science - 2005 - 464 pages
...(wahrer) wenn die aktualisierte Haltung den Umständen der Aktualisierung entspricht, 12 „We live, äs it were, upon the front edge of an advancing wave-crest,...forward is all we cover of the future of our path," Essays in Radical Empiricism, S. 34. kurz gesagt, wenn die sedimentierte Erfahrung der Vergangenheit...
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Beautiful Enemies : Friendship and Postwar American Poetry: Friendship and ...

Department of English Florida State University Andrew Epstein Associate Professor - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 376 pages
Although it has long been commonplace to imagine the archetypal American poet singing a solitary "Song of Myself," much of the most enduring American poetry has actually been ...
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A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural ...

Elizabeth Cheresh Allen - Literary Criticism - 2006
...dance before our eyes" (quoted in Levin, 40). Levin also points to William James, who claimed that "we live, as it were, upon the front edge of an advancing wave-crest," and therefore that "our experience, inter alia, is of variations of rate and of direction, and lives in...
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