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" I think it may be asserted that there are religious experiences of a specific nature, not deducible by analogy or psychological reasoning from our other sorts of experience. I think that they point with reasonable probability to the continuity of our... "
A Pluralistic Universe: Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the ... - Page 299
by William James - 1909 - 404 pages
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The Monist, Volume 28

Paul Carus - Philosophy - 1918
...nature. James expresses it as follows: "There are religious experiences of a specific nature . . . .They point with reasonable probability to the continuity of our consciousness with a wider spiritual environment."8 "Personal religious experience has its root and center in mystical states of consciousness."8...
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William James

Gay Wilson Allen - Biography & Autobiography - 1970 - 48 pages
...without using the very letter of Fechner's conception of a great reservoir in which the memories of earth's inhabitants are pooled and preserved, and...psychology, so called, takes cognizance of) is shut off." James, a scientist in spite of his sympathy with mystics and mental healers, cautiously says he finds...
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Americans and the Unconscious

Robert C. Fuller - 1986 - 248 pages
..."ordinary psychology" in terms of those metaphysical horizons that had been opened up by the discovery of "the continuity of our consciousness with a wider...psychology, so called, takes cognizance of) is shut off."34 87 Inhabiting a Wider Universe James had earlier proclaimed that advancements in psychology...
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Writings, 1902-1910

William James - Literary Collections - 1987 - 1379 pages
...without using the very letter of Fechner's conception of a great reservoir in which the memories of earth's inhabitants are pooled and preserved, and...begin my final lecture by referring to them again brieflv. LECTURE VIII CONCLUSIONS A THE CLOSE of my last lecture I referred to the existence of religious...
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The Innate Capacity: Mysticism, Psychology, and Philosophy

Robert K. C. Forman - Religion - 1997 - 264 pages
...that the religious experiences that he described in the Varieties supports Fechner's ideas, claiming that "they point with reasonable probability to the...psychology, so called, takes cognizance of) is shut off."126 These religious experiences show us that our naturalistic ideas of selfhood are insufficient;...
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The Poetics of Transition: Emerson, Pragmatism, & American Literary Modernism

Jonathan Levin - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 222 pages
...2:122). James concludes "The Continuity of Experience" by bringing the language of science to bear on religious experience: "I think it may be asserted...psychology, so called, takes cognizance of) is shut off" ( W2:766-67). This final model of self in James depends on an ambiguity of agency similar to that noted...
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Classical American Pragmatism: Its Contemporary Vitality

Sandra B. Rosenthal, Carl R. Hausman, Douglas R. Anderson - Philosophy - 1999 - 263 pages
...endorse. "I think it may be asserted that there are religious experiences of a specific nature.... I think that they point with reasonable probability...environment from which the ordinary prudential man ... is shut off" (PL/, 135). In James's view, it is both reasonable and beneficial to embrace theism....
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Stairways to Heaven: Drugs in American Religious History

Robert C. Fuller - Religion - 2000 - 237 pages
...more spiritually extensive than materialistic science had ever imagined. As James put it, such states "point with reasonable probability to the continuity...psychology, so called, takes cognizance of) is shut off." 13 James's point was that mystical experiences, such as his own nitrous oxide-induced awakening, alter...
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American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

M. Gail Hamner - Philosophy - 2003 - 348 pages
...analogy or psychological reasoning from our other sorts of experience," The reality of such experiences "point with reasonable probability to the continuity of our consciousness with a wider spiritual environment,"7' James thus unequivocally responds to the reality and abstractness of theological enterprises...
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Erfahrungsvielfalt und Wirklichkeit: zu William James' Realitätsverständnis

Felicitas Krämer - Philosophy - 2006 - 332 pages
...exceptional individuals among us. [...T]here are religious experiences of a specific nature [...] that [...] point with reasonable probability to the continuity...environment from which the ordinary prudential man [...] is shut off. (PU 135) Unsere endlichen menschlichen Bewußtseine sind kontinuierlich mit einem...
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