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William James, oldest of five children (including Henry James and Alice James) in the extraordinary James family, was born in New York City on January 11, 1842. He has had a far-reaching influence on writers and thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Broadly educated by private tutors visa mer and through European travel, James initially studied painting. During the Civil War, however, he turned to medicine and physiology, attended Harvard medical school, and became interested in the workings of the mind. His text, The Principles of Psychology (1890), presents psychology as a science rather than a philosophy and emphasizes the connection between the mind and the body. James believed in free will and the power of the mind to affect events and determine the future. In The Will to Believe (1897) and The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902), he explores metaphysical concepts and mystical experiences. He saw truth not as absolute but as relative, depending on the given situation and the forces at work in it. He believed that the universe was not static and orderly but ever-changing and chaotic. His most important work, Pragmatism (1907), examines the practical consequences of behavior and rejects the idealist philosophy of the transcendentalists. This philosophy seems to reinforce the tenets of social Darwinism and the idea of financial success as the justification of the means in a materialistic society; nevertheless, James strove to demonstrate the practical value of ethical behavior. Overall, James's lifelong concern with what he called the "stream of thought" or "stream of consciousness" changed the way writers conceptualize characters and present the relationship between humans, society, and the natural world. He died due to heart failure on August 26, 1910. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Pragmatism (1907) 1,243 exemplar, 14 recensioner
The Principles of Psychology (1890) 750 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Will to Believe, Human Immortality (1956) 454 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Pragmatism and Other Writings (Penguin Classics) (1963) 361 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Psychology: The Briefer Course (1892) 347 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 2 (1890) 286 exemplar, 1 recension
Essays in Pragmatism (Hafner Library of Classics) (1948) 265 exemplar, 1 recension
The Meaning of Truth (1909) 192 exemplar, 1 recension
Essays in Radical Empiricism (1912) 158 exemplar
The Philosophy of William James (1925) 148 exemplar
A Pluralistic Universe (1909) 130 exemplar, 1 recension
William James: Selected Writings (1997) 120 exemplar, 1 recension
Essays on faith and morals (1947) 67 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Selected papers on philosophy (1917) 61 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Heart of William James (2010) 48 exemplar, 2 recensioner
On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings (2009) 45 exemplar, 1 recension
The Will to Believe (1995) 45 exemplar, 1 recension
William James on Psychical Research (1960) 43 exemplar, 1 recension
The Letters of William James (1920) 41 exemplar
The Moral Equivalent of War (1910) 28 exemplar
Habit (1976) 27 exemplar, 1 recension
Memories and studies (1911) 27 exemplar
On Some of Life's Ideals (1899) 25 exemplar, 1 recension
Collected Essays and Reviews (1920) 11 exemplar
The energies of men (2005) 10 exemplar, 1 recension
Is Life Worth Living? (2005) 9 exemplar, 1 recension
Text Book of Psychology (1892) 8 exemplar
Pragmatism: Selections (1981) 8 exemplar
On Vital Reserves (1988) 8 exemplar
Manuscript Lectures (1988) 6 exemplar
A William James reader (1972) 6 exemplar
Essays in Philosophy (1978) 4 exemplar
A World of Pure Experience (2014) 3 exemplar
Pragmatizm (Ciltli) (2019) 3 exemplar
Expériences d'un psychiste (2000) 2 exemplar
Psychologie und Erziehung (2006) 2 exemplar
La théorie de l'émotion (2006) 2 exemplar
Does 'Consciousness' Exist? (1904) 2 exemplar
The Social Self 1 exemplar
Alcuni problemi di filosofia (2021) 1 exemplar
L'idée de vérité (2013) 1 exemplar
The Sentiment Of Rationality (2010) 1 exemplar
EL SENTIMENT DE RACIONALITAT 1 exemplar, 1 recension

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AnkaraLibrary | 1 annan recension | Feb 23, 2024 |
_The Varieties of Religious Experience_ builds to the climax of James explaining his philosophy of Pragmatism. What I think is important here to the religion vs. rationalism debate is that James has no time for established religion, dogma, or theology. Rather, he focuses on the mystical, individual life-changing experiences people have in sensing the presence of a higher power. These experiences are as real as falling in love - they are a psychological phenomenon that, according to James, bubble up from the subconscious and have direct, pragmatic, positive effects on a person's life. What is missing here is a discussion of cultural influence on these experiences - why do people in Christian culture only frame these experiences in terms of Christianity? Do people lack a language outside of their culture to describe these mystical experiences?… (mer)
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jonbrammer | 35 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
The classic work by a brilliant psychologist on the variety and importance of religious experience.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 35 andra recensioner | May 25, 2023 |
Selections from the writings of William James.
 
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