The Divided Self of William James

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 1999 - Medical - 364 pages
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This book offers a powerful new interpretation of the philosophy of William James. It focuses on the multiple directions in which James's philosophy moves and the inevitable contradictions that arise as a result. Richard Gale shows how relativistic tendencies can be reconciled with James's account of mystical experience. Such is the range of James's philosophy that this stimulating new interpretation will find readers amongst those interested in the history of modern philosophy and especially in pragmatism, as well as in the history of ideas, religion, and American studies.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments Page
1
The Promethean Pragmatist
7
The Ethics of Prometheanism
25
The Self
219
The IThou Quest for Intimacy and Religious Mysticism
246
The HumptyDumpty Intuition and Panpsychism
273
John Deweys Naturalization of William James
335
Bibliography of Works Cited
353
Index
359
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Richard M. Gale is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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