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" No matter what activities there may really be in this extraordinary universe of ours, it is impossible for us to conceive of any one of them being either lived through or authentically known otherwise than in this dramatic shape of something sustaining... "
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A pluralistic universe. Hibbert lectures

William James - 1909
...what activities there may really be in this extraordinary universe of ours, it is impossible for us to conceive of any one of them being either lived...sustaining a felt purpose against felt obstacles and over377 coining or being overcome. What 'sustaining' means here is clear to any one who has lived through...
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A Pluralistic Universe

William James - Empiricism - 1909 - 404 pages
...what activities there may really be in this extraordinary universe of ours, it is impossible for us to conceive of any one of them being either lived...sustaining a felt purpose against felt obstacles and over377 coming or being overcome. AVhat 'sustaining' means here is clear to any one who has lived through...
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A pluralistic universe: Hibbert lectures at Manchester College on the ...

William James - Philosophy, Modern - 1909 - 404 pages
...extraordinary universe of ours, it is impossible for us to conceive of any one of them being cither lived through or authentically known otherwise than...sustaining a felt purpose against felt obstacles and ovcr377 coming or being overcome. What 'sustaining' means here is clear to any one who has lived through...
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The World as Imagination

Edward Douglas Fawcett - Imagination - 1916 - 623 pages
...meaning outside experiences of " process, obstruction, striving, strain or release," and he has in view " something sustaining a felt purpose against felt obstacles and overcoming or being overcome." We cannot admit, for reasons already stated, that activity means only a particular set of contents....
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Typical Recent Conceptions of Freedom

Gertrude Carman Bussey - Free will and determinism - 1917 - 101 pages
...given us to be known. No matter what 'efficacies ' there may really be in this extraordinary universe it is impossible to conceive of any one of them being...felt obstacles, and overcoming or being overcome." 62 Activity as thus experienced is not in the least incompatible with novelty, for the result achieved...
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William James's Radical Reconstruction of Philosophy

Charlene Haddock Seigfried - Philosophy - 1990 - 433 pages
...obstruction, striving, strain, or release" and concludes that we cannot conceive of it as lived through except "in this dramatic shape of something sustaining a...felt obstacles, and overcoming or being overcome.... The percipi in these originals of experience is the esse." But this "phenomenal activity" has been...
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Essays in Radical Empiricism

William James - Mathematics - 2003 - 149 pages
...what activities there may really be in this extraordinary universe of ours, it is impossible for us to conceive of any one of them being either lived...overcome. What "sustaining" means here is clear to 12 [Cf. above. "A World of Pure Experience." note 9.] anyone who has lived through the experience,...
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Human Goodness: Pragmatic Variations on Platonic Themes

Paul Charles Schollmeier - Happiness - 2006 - 302 pages
...that our action is only what we feel it to be and nothing more. What we experience, he asserts, is "something sustaining a felt purpose against felt obstacles and overcoming or being overcome" (Empiricism 6. 167-168) . Causal activity is "just what we feel it to be, " he claims. He thus recurs...
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The Soul of Classical American Philosophy: The Ethical and Spiritual ...

Richard P. Mullin - Philosophy - 2012 - 188 pages
...resistance and achieve our intended purpose. The prototype of all activity in the universe shows itself in "this dramatic shape of something sustaining a...against felt obstacles and overcoming or being overcome" (ERE, 168). The point of radical empiricism affirms that the felt activity can be taken as real. Reality...
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A Pluralistic Universe

William James - Religion - 2008 - 416 pages
...what activities there may really be in this extraordinary universe of ours, it is impossible for us to conceive of any one of them being either lived...overcome. What 'sustaining' means here is clear to any one who has lived through the experience, but to no one else; just as 'loud,' 'red,' 'sweet,' mean...
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