Pragmatism and Other Writings (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 1, 2000 - Literary Collections - 400 pages
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The writings of William James represent one of America's most original contributions to the history of ideas. Ranging from philosophy and psychology to religion and politics, James composed the most engaging formulation of American pragmatism. 'Pragmatism' grew out of a set of lectures and the full text is included here along with 'The Meaning of Truth', 'Psychology', 'The Will to Believe', and 'Talks to Teachers on Psychology'.
  

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It's easy to see how this would be so readily adopted by Dewey and other reformers, since Truth is really just a conveyance to an end. I'm not quite as critical as that might seem. James is convincing ... Read full review

Contents

PRAGMATISM AND OTHER WRITINGS
PRAGMATISM AND OTHER WRITINGS
INTRODUCTION
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
A NOTE ON THE TEXTS
PRAGMATISM
Preface
LECTURE I
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Is Life Worth Living?1
II
III
IV
The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life1
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LECTURE II
LECTURE III
LECTURE IV
LECTURE V
LECTURE VI
LECTURE VII
LECTURE VIII
From THE MEANING OF TRUTH
Preface
The Tigers in India1
Humanism and Truth1
BRIEFER COURSE
The Stream of Consciousness
From THE WILL TO BELIEVEAND OTHER ESSAYS IN POPULAR PHILOSOPHY
Preface
The Will to Believe1
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
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III
IV
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AND TO STUDENTS ONSOME OF LIFES IDEALS
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III
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS
Address at the Centenary of Ralph Waldo Emerson May 25 1903
A World of Pure Experience
I RADICAL EMPIRICISM
II CONJUNCTIVE RELATIONS
III THE COGNITIVE RELATION
IV SUBSTITUTION
V WHAT OBJECTIVE REFERENCE IS
VI THE CONTERMINOUSNESS OFDIFFERENT MINDS
VII CONCLUSION
Is Radical Empiricism Solipsisticf
NOTES
From THE MEANING OF TRUTH
From PSYCHOLOGY BRIEFER COURSE
ANDTO STUDENTS ON SOME OF LIFES IDEALS
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS
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Older brother of novelist Henry James, William James (1842-1910) was a philosopher, psychologist, physiologist, and professor at Harvard. James has influenced such twentieth-century thinkers as Richard Rorty, Jurgen Habermans, Michel Foucault, and Julia Kristeva.

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