Pragmatism and Other Writings
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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Review: Pragmatism and Other WritingsUser Review - JP - Goodreads
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
Review: Pragmatism and Other WritingsUser Review - Robert Core - Goodreads
We all need a philosophy to live by and pragmatism, not uniquely American, but certainly sharpened to it's highest degree on these shores, is a good place to start. Read full review