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" Our fields of experience have no more definite boundaries than have our fields of view. Both are fringed forever by a more that continuously develops, and that continuously supersedes them as life proceeds. "
The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to "Pragmatism," - Page 117
by William James - 1909 - 297 pages
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Essays in Radical Empiricism

William James - Empiricism - 1912 - 282 pages
...doctrine as my hypothesis, leaving it to work or not work as it may. Objective reference, I say then, is an incident of the fact that so much of our experience...here as the terms are, and the only complaint of the transcendentalisms with which I could at all sympathize would be his charge that, by first making knowledge...
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Strife of Systems and Productive Duality: An Essay in Philosophy

Wilmon Henry Sheldon - Philosophy - 1918 - 534 pages
...fields of experience have no more definite boundaries than have our fields of view. Both are fringed by a more that continuously develops, and that continuously supersedes them as life proceeds " (Essays in Radical Empiricism, p. 71). This definition of the object by " further possible experience...
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Essays in Radical Empiricism

William James - Experience - 1922 - 282 pages
...process and transition JOur fields of experience have no more definite boundaries than have ourjield^of view. Both are fringed forever by a more that continuously...continuously supersedes them as life proceeds. The relafcqflSj generally speaking, are as ^eal here as the terms are, and the only complaint of the transcendentalisms...
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Writings, 1902-1910

William James - Literary Collections - 1987 - 1379 pages
...then, is a mere incident of the fact that so much of our experience comes as an insufficient and is of process and transition. Our fields of experience...here as the terms are, and the only complaint of the transcendentalist 's with which I could at all sympathize would be his charge that, by first making...
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American Salons : Encounters with European Modernism, 1885-1917: Encounters ...

Austin Robert M. Crunden Professor of History and American Civilization University of Texas - Art - 1992 - 520 pages
...interest in the "fringe of consciousness," and in "A World of Pure Experience" he could insist that "our fields of experience have no more definite boundaries...that continuously supersedes them as life proceeds." He wanted to know about dreams, the unconscious, obsessions, madness, mediums, and anything relevant...
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Classical American Pragmatism: Its Contemporary Vitality

Sandra B. Rosenthal, Carl R. Hausman, Douglas R. Anderson - Philosophy - 1999 - 263 pages
...things possess the same "core and fringe" structure that psychology shows to be characteristic of ideas. "Our fields of experience have no more definite boundaries...that continuously supersedes them as life proceeds" (EKE, 35). Like ideas, each experienced part of reality opens into unexplored paths of possible relations,...
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Gertrude Stein, Writer and Thinker

Claudia Franken - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 393 pages
...which "consists of process and transition" that [o]ur fields of experience have no more deftnitive boundaries than have our fields of view. Both are...that continuously supersedes them as life proceeds (MT 1 17; ERE 35). My present field of consciousness is a centre surrounded by a fringe that shades...
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Nothing Abstract: Investigations in the American Literary Imagination

Tom Quirk - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 248 pages
...such, the phenomenon provides an analogue to William James's description of the "field of experience": "Our fields of experience have no more definite boundaries...that continuously supersedes them as life proceeds" (RE, 35). One may adjust this deception to other sorts of extraperceptual relations, of course, but,...
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Early Defenders of Pragmatism: An Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge ...

John Elof Boodin - Philosophy - 2001 - 364 pages
...as James says, "have no more definite boundaries than have our fields of view. Both are fringed with a more that continuously develops and that continuously supersedes them as life succeeds."1 Immediacy of every datum in a cognitive experience is the conditio sine qua non of the...
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The Figure of Consciousness: William James, Henry James, and Edith Wharton

Jill M. Kress - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 268 pages
...we might miss if we were looking for its borders. "Our fields of experience have no more definitive boundaries than have our fields of view. Both are...that continuously supersedes them as life proceeds" (ERE, 71). The fringe exceeds its boundaries and, like the "innumerable" accessories that hang from...
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