A Stroll with William James
With this book, Jacques Barzun pays what he describes as an "intellectual debt" to William James—psychologist, philosopher, and, for Barzun, guide and mentor. Commenting on James's life, thought, and legacy, Barzun leaves us with a wise and civilized distillation of the great thinker's work.
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Review: A Stroll with William JamesUser Review - Brad Lyerla - Goodreads
I sought this book out because I find James' philosophy to be unexpectedly subtle and I hoped that Barzun might help to simplify it for me. My hopes were largely met. Barzun emphasizes James' radical ... Read full review
Review: A Stroll with William JamesUser Review - David Gross - Goodreads
I really wanted to like this book, but by the time I got about a third of the way through I'd given up on it. It's a slog. Why read this and not William James in the original? I can't see any justification for it. Read full review