William James: His Life and Thought

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Yale University Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 628 pages
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A comprehensive interpretative and critical study of one of America's foremost philosophers and psychologists. Gerald Myers traces William James's life and career and then uses this biographical information to illuminate his writings and ideas.
  

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Contents

IV
1
V
15
VI
40
VII
54
VIII
58
IX
64
X
72
XI
81
XXXIII
198
XXXIV
209
XXXV
215
XXXVI
220
XXXVII
233
XXXVIII
242
XXXIX
247
XL
255

XII
89
XIII
98
XIV
104
XV
114
XVI
117
XVII
118
XVIII
122
XIX
128
XX
132
XXI
136
XXII
139
XXIII
144
XXIV
147
XXV
150
XXVI
154
XXVII
161
XXVIII
166
XXIX
169
XXX
173
XXXI
181
XXXII
192
XLI
262
XLII
272
XLIII
281
XLIV
291
XLV
307
XLVI
324
XLVII
344
XLVIII
348
XLIX
363
L
369
LI
387
LII
404
LIII
415
LIV
422
LV
446
LVI
461
LVII
481
LVIII
483
LIX
615
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About the author (2001)

Philosophy professor and dance enthusiast Gerald E. Myers was born in Central City, Nebraska in 1923. He received a bachelor's degree from Haverford College and a doctorate from Brown University. He taught philosophy at numerous colleges and universities including Smith College, Long Island University, Queens College, and the City University of New York. He wrote Self: An Introduction to Philosophical Psychology (1969) and William James: His Life and Thought (1987) as well as edited the Library of America edition of James's writings. He became a dance enthusiast after meeting his wife Martha Coleman, who was a dancer. He organized educational programs for the American Dance Festival, wrote books like Who's Not Afraid of Martha Graham? (2008), and edited numerous essay collections including The Aesthetic and Cultural Significance of Modern Dance (1984), The Black Tradition in American Modern Dance (1988) and African American Genius in Modern Dance (1993). He died of multiple myeloma on February 11, 2009 at the age of 85.

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