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A Pluralistic Universe: Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the ... - Page 372
by William James - 1909 - 404 pages
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A pluralistic universe. Hibbert lectures

William James - 1909
...method starts from the postulate that there is no difference of truth that does n't make a difference of fact somewhere ; and it seeks to determine the...word 'activity 'must have no meaning at all, or else theoriginal type and model of what it means must lie in some concrete kind of experience that can be...
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Essays in radical empiricism

William James - Experience - 1912 - 282 pages
...make a difference of fact somewhere; and it seeks to determine the meaning of all differences of 159 opinion by making the discussion hinge as soon as...Armed with these rules of method let us see what face theproblems of activitypresent to us. By the principle of pure experience, either the word 'activity'...
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Man and the Cosmos: An Introduction to Metaphysics

Joseph Alexander Leighton - Metaphysics - 1922 - 578 pages
...except what can be experienced at some definite time by some experient, and for every feature of fact so experienced, a definite place must be found somewhere...somewhere, and every kind of thing experienced must be somewhere real.8 In short, the sole test of the truth of ideas or propositions is to be found in...
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The Rise of American Philosophy: Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860-1930

Bruce Kuklick - Philosophy - 1977 - 674 pages
...definite place must be found somewhere in the final system of reality. In other words: Every-. thing real must be experienceable somewhere, and every kind of thing experienced must somewhere be real.'¿ For such a philosophy as radical empiricism, James contended, “the rela-. tions that connect experiences...
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Indian Philosophy Since Independence, Volume 1

Dale Maurice Riepe - Philosophy - 1979 - 397 pages
..."real" as alleged by Mathur. Mathur quotes James' famous pseudo-definition which reads as follows : "Everything real must be experienceable somewhere,...every kind of thing experienced must somewhere be real."165 What the ontological significance of this statement is, we do not learn directly from Mathur....
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William James, Public Philosopher

George Cotkin - Philosophy - 1994 - 218 pages
...There, speaking about the experience of activity in purely pragmatic terms, James made this summation: "Everything real must be experienceable somewhere,...every kind of thing experienced must somewhere be real."67 In his public philosophy, James used allegory to communicate the depths of experiential reality,...
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Essays in Radical Empiricism

William James - Philosophy - 1912 - 282 pages
...experience. As he announces in "The Experience of Activity," his metaphysical first principle is that "everything real must be experienceable somewhere,...kind of thing experienced must somewhere be real." But what exactly is experience, and what does it mean for something to be real? "Pure experience" is...
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Early Debates On Instrumentalism,

John R. Shook - Philosophy - 2003 - 360 pages
...fact ever so experienced, a definite place must be found somewhere in the final system of philosophy. In other words: Everything real must be experienceable...kind of thing experienced must somewhere be real. Some light is thrown upon part of the significance of this definition by what Mr. James says elsewhere...
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Validation in Psychology

Hadyn D. Ellis, Neil MacRae - Psychology - 191 pages
...from traumatic events, future research may be better served by revisiting James's observation that "everything real must be experienceable somewhere,...kind of thing experienced must somewhere be real" (1912). In doing so, we may come to rely less upon self-report measures of adjustment and attempt to...
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Songs of Experience: Modern American and European Variations on a Universal ...

Martin Jay - History - 2005 - 441 pages
...term in his ruminations on epistemological questions. "The principle of pure experience," he wrote, "is also a methodical postulate. Nothing shall be...kind of thing experienced must somewhere be real." 7 " The pragmatist criterion of truth, he explained in Pragmatism, is based on the question, "what...
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