A Stroll with William James

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University of Chicago Press, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - Brad - Goodreads

I'm half-way through this book. Barzun is one of the best writers I've had the privelege of reading. He makes James' ideas clear and extremely understandable. I highly recommend this book! Read full review

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About the author (1983)

Jacques Barzun is the author of more than thirty books, including From Dawn to Decadence: Five Hundred Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and Berlioz and His Century, the latter available from the University of Chicago Press.

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