Pragmatism, a New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking: Popular Lectures on Philosophy, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1907 - Philosophy - 308 pages
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Review: Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking

User Review  - Andrew Anony - Goodreads

This became a pretty tedious read after the first couple chapters. He seems to keep repeating the same basic ideas and applying them to a variety of subjects. He states at one point how a theory goes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

A good read with some excellent insights. As a text itself, James' work is also an interesting insight into turn-of-the-century America, particularly given his colloquial form of presentation ... Read full review

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Page 222 - our behaving. Expedient in almost any fashion; and expedient in the long run and on the whole of course; for what meets expediently all the experience in sight won't necessarily meet all farther experiences equally satisfactorily. Experience, as we know, has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas. The 'absolutely
Page 222 - and on the whole of course; for what meets expediently all the experience in sight won't necessarily meet all farther experiences equally satisfactorily. Experience, as we know, has ways of boiling over, and making us correct our present formulas. The 'absolutely
Page 295 - seriousness' that we attribute to life mean that ineluctable noes and losses form a part of it, that there are genuine sacrifices somewhere, and that something permanently drastic and bitter always remains at the bottom of its cup ? I can not speak officially as a
Page 75 - discuss with detail until my sixth lecture. Let me now say only this, that truth is one species of good, and not, as is usually supposed,a category distinct from good, and co-ordinate with it. The true is the name of
Page 55 - hope to make it clearer in the later lectures. One of the most successfully cultivated branches of philosophy in our time is what is called inductive logic, the study of the conditions under which our sciences have evolved. Writers on this subject have begun to show a singular unanimity as to what the laws of nature and elements of fact mean, when
Page 259 - taken, is of a doctrinaire and authoritative complexion: the phrase 'must be' is ever on its lips. The bellyband of its universe must be tight. A radical pragmatist on the other hand is a happy-go-lucky anarchistic sort of creature. If he had to live in a tub like
Page 244 - that obtain between our sensations or between their copies in our minds. This part falls into two sub-parts: 1) the relations that are mutable and accidental, as those of date and place; and 2) those that are fixed and essential because they are grounded on the inner natures of their terms. Both sorts of
Page 166 - But this view leads one to the farther hypothesis that the actual world, instead of being complete 'eternally,' as the monists assure us, may be eternally incomplete, and at all times subject to addition or liable to loss. It is at any rate incomplete in one respect, and flagrantly so. The very fact that we
Page v - TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN STUART MILL FROM WHOM I FIRST LEARNED THE PRAGMATIC OPENNESS OF MIND AND WHOM MY FANCY LIKES TO PICTURE AS OUR LEADER WERE HE ALIVE TO-DAY
Page 273 - LECTURE VIII PRAGMATISM AND RELIGION AT the close of the last lecture I reminded you of the first one, in which I had opposed toughmindedness to tender-mindedness and recommended pragmatism as their mediator. Toughmindedness positively rejects tender-mindedness's hypothesis of an eternal perfect edition of the universe coexisting with our finite experience. On pragmatic principles we can

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