The Divided Self of William James

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 28, 1999 - Medical - 364 pages
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This book offers a powerful new interpretation of the philosophy of William James. It focuses on the multiple directions in which James's philosophy moves and the inevitable contradictions that arise as a result. Richard Gale shows how relativistic tendencies can be reconciled with James's account of mystical experience. Such is the range of James's philosophy that this stimulating new interpretation will find readers amongst those interested in the history of modern philosophy and especially in pragmatism, as well as in the history of ideas, religion, and American studies.

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Richard M. Gale is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He is best-known for his research in the areas of time, negation and non-being, philosophy of religion, William James and John Dewey. He is the editor or author of many books, including The Existence of God (with Alexander Pruss, 2003).

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