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" The Sentiment of Rationality HAT is the task which philosophers set themselves to perform; and why do they philosophize at all? Almost every one will immediately reply: They desire to attain a conception of the frame of things which shall on the whole... "
The Sentiment of Rationality - Page 63
by William James - 1905 - 48 pages
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Mind, Volume 4

Philosophy - 1879
...through ignorance ? The only answer can be that he will recognise its rationality as he recognises everything else, by certain subjective marks with...of rationality is constituted merely by the absence of any feeling of irrationality ? I think there are very good grounds for upholding such a view. All...
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The Problem of Metaphysics and the Meaning of Metaphysical Explanation: An ...

Hartley Burr Alexander - Knowledge, Theory of - 1902 - 130 pages
...inquisitorial alternatives. Professor James describes this state in his ever unapproachable way : * " The transition from a state of puzzle and perplexity...of rationality is constituted merely by the absence of any feeling of irrationality? I think there are good grounds for upholding such a view. All feeling...
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Collected Essays and Reviews

William James - Philosophy - 1920 - 516 pages
...belonging, to the Harvard College Library have been adopted in the present reprinting. ED.] 83 fects him. When he gets the marks he may know that he has...of rationality is constituted merely by the absence of any feeling of irrationality? I think there are very good grounds for upholding such a view. All...
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William James

Gay Wilson Allen - Biography & Autobiography - 1970 - 48 pages
William James - American Writers 88 was first published in 1970. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and ...
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William James: His Life and Thought

Gerald Eugene Myers - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 628 pages
...his idea of rationality, which had been jelling for years. The philosopher, he wrote, will recognize rationality as he recognizes everything else, by certain...comprehension is full of lively relief and pleasure. . . .This feeling of the sufficiency of the present moment . . . this absence of all need to explain...
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The Trial of Curiosity

Ross Posnock - Literary Criticism - 1991
...defining its "subjective marks." What does rationality feel like? According to James, the movement from a "state of puzzle and perplexity to rational...comprehension is full of lively relief and pleasure." This "feeling of the sufficiency of the present moment... this absence of all need to explain it, account...
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The Many Faces of Philosophy : Reflections from Plato to Arendt: Reflections ...

Amelie Oksenberg Rorty Director of the Program in the History of Ideas Brandeis University - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 544 pages
...with him under his hat. But suppose this rational conception attained by the philosopher, how is he to recognize it for what it is, and not let it slip...of rationality is constituted merely by the absence of any feeling of irrationality? I think there are very good grounds for upholding such a view. All...
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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 2

Russell B. Goodman - Pragmatism - 2005 - 382 pages
...be that he will recognize rationality as he recognizes everything else, by certain subjective marks. What, then, are the marks? A strong feeling of ease,...comprehension is full of lively relief and pleasure." Some minds, of course, are satisfied sooner than others. They take simple views; others refine and...
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The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

William James - Philosophy - 2006 - 332 pages
...RATIONALITY,* WHAT is the task which philosophers set themselves to perform ; and why do they philos* ophize at all? Almost every one will immediately reply: They...of rationality is constituted merely by the absence * This essay as far as page 75 consists of extracts from an article printed in Mind for July, 1879....
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MIND A QUARTERLY REVIEW OR PSYCHOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY

GEORGE CROOM ROBERSTSON - 1879
...through ignorance ? The only answer can be that he will recognise its rationality as he recognises everything else, by certain subjective marks with...of rationality is constituted merely by the absence of any feeling of irrationality ? I think there are very good grounds for upholding such a view. All...
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