William James's "Springs of Delight": The Return to Life

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Vanderbilt University Press, 2001 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Moreover, Oliver argues, Jamesian transcendence is relevant to current questions in cognitive science and the emerging ecological, computer, and cyber worlds." "Jamesian transcendence, according to Oliver, seeks to reconcile individual growth with social responsibility. In this age of impersonal information, it invites us all to embrace our own enthusiasms, or "delights," as the surest sources of personal happiness, mutual regard, and depth of experience."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

The Glimmer and Twinkle of Jamesian i
1
Taking Subjectivity Seriously
36
Blindness and Optimism
60
Pure Experience
79
Pursuing Happiness
101
Futures
154
Abbreviations
210
Notes 211
229
Bibliography
238
Index
246
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Phil Oliver is currently at work on a book about American philosophy, childhood, and parenting.

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