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Writings, 1902-1910

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  • Title: Writings, 1902-1910
  • Author: William James Bruce Kuklick
  • ISBN: 9780940450387
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking, longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic , Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfeThe library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking, longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic , Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.

    William James Writings The Varieties of William James Writings has as its highlight The Varieties of Religious Experience, comprised of a series of lectures delivered by the psychologist and Writings The Varieties of Religious Experience The five books and nineteen essays collected in this Library of America volume represent all his major work from until his death in Most were originally written as lectures addressed to general audiences as well as philosophers and were received with Philosopher and psychologist William James was the best known and most influential American thinker of his time. William James Writings Library of America Philosopher and psychologist William James was the best known and most influential American thinker of his time The five books and nineteen essays collected in this Library of America volume represent all his major work from until his death in . Writings, James, William, Free Sep , Writings, by James, William, Publication date Topics Philosophy, Pragmatism, Experience Religion , Psychology, Religious, Religion Publisher New York, N.Y Literary Classics of the United States Distributed Writings, William James Philosopher and psychologist William James was the best known and most influential American thinker of his time The five books and nineteen essays collected in this Library of America volume Writings, Book The Kansas City Public Writings, Book James, William Philosopher and psychologist William James was the best known and most influential American thinker of his time The five books and nineteen essays collected in this Library of America volume represent all his major work from until his death in Most were originally written as lectures addressed to general audiences as well as

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    1. William James Bruce Kuklick says:
      William James January 11, 1842 August 26, 1910 was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labelled him the Father of American psychology Along with Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey, he is considered to be one of the greatest figures associated with the philosophical school known as pragmatism, and is also cited as one of the founders of the functional psychology He also developed the philosophical perspective known as radical empiricism James work has influenced intellectuals such as mile Durkheim, W E B Du Bois, Edmund Husserl, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hilary Putnam, and Richard Rorty.Born into a wealthy family, James was the son of the Swedenborgian theologian Henry James Sr and the brother of both the prominent novelist Henry James, and the diarist Alice James James wrote widely on many topics, including epistemology, education, metaphysics, psychology, religion, and mysticism Among his most influential books are Principles of Psychology, which was a groundbreaking text in the field of psychology, Essays in Radical Empiricism, an important text in philosophy, and The Varieties of Religious Experience, which investigated different forms of religious experience.William James was born at the Astor House in New York City He was the son of Henry James Sr a noted and independently wealthy Swedenborgian theologian well acquainted with the literary and intellectual elites of his day The intellectual brilliance of the James family milieu and the remarkable epistolary talents of several of its members have made them a subject of continuing interest to historians, biographers, and critics.James interacted with a wide array of writers and scholars throughout his life, including his godfather Ralph Waldo Emerson, his godson William James Sidis, as well as Charles Sanders Peirce, Bertrand Russell, Josiah Royce, Ernst Mach, John Dewey, Macedonio Fern ndez, Walter Lippmann, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Jr Henri Bergson and Sigmund Freud.William James received an eclectic trans Atlantic education, developing fluency in both German and French Education in the James household encouraged cosmopolitanism The family made two trips to Europe while William James was still a child, setting a pattern that resulted in thirteen European journeys during his life His early artistic bent led to an apprenticeship in the studio of William Morris Hunt in Newport, Rhode Island, but he switched in 1861 to scientific studies at the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University.In his early adulthood, James suffered from a variety of physical ailments, including those of the eyes, back, stomach, and skin He was also tone deaf He was subject to a variety of psychological symptoms which were diagnosed at the time as neurasthenia, and which included periods of depression during which he contemplated suicide for months on end Two younger brothers, Garth Wilkinson Wilky and Robertson Bob , fought in the Civil War The other three siblings William, Henry, and Alice James all suffered from periods of invalidism.He took up medical studies at Harvard Medical School in 1864 He took a break in the spring of 1865 to join naturalist Louis Agassiz on a scientific expedition up the River, but aborted his trip after eight months, as he suffered bouts of severe seasickness and mild smallpox His studies were interrupted once again due to illness in April 1867 He traveled to Germany in search of a cure and remained there until November 1868 at that time he was 26 years old During this period, he began to publish reviews of his works appeared in literary periodicals such as the North America

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    1. Scott says:
      Assigned in class in 1993, I have finally completed reading William James The Varieties of Religious Experience Upon beginning the book a few months ago, I posted a confession about my never having read it in class at the time nor after, despite its central importance in my philosophic worldview, profession, etc Here s that confession escottjones.typepad myquesJames does something which still seems vital than a century later A thoroughly educated progressive, he takes religious experience serio [...]

    2. Brady says:
      James is one of the greatest American minds He was a thinker ahead of his time a postmodern thinker before postmodernism a prepostmodern You ll do well to spend some time with William James.

    3. Ben says:
      The Varieties of Religious Experience and Pragmatism are superb, but the remaining material mainly serves as an apology for these two books Definitely interesting, but do we really need 1300 pages My favorite section of Varieties is actually a footnote that quotes a letter a philosopher at Amherst wrote to James Mr Blood and I agree that the revelation is, if anything, non emotional It is utterly flat It is, as Mr Blood says, the one sole and sufficient insight why, or not why, but how, the pres [...]

    4. Robin Friedman says:
      William James In The Library Of AmericaThe great philosopher and psychologist William James 1842 1910 is best known as the founder, with C.S Peirce and John Dewey, of the distinctively American philosophy of pragmatism James is that indeed, but he is much as well This volume of the Library of America series consists of five books and nineteen essays by James written between 1902 and 1910 A separate Library of America volume includes James s earlier writing, including Psychology, A Briefer Cours [...]

    5. James says:
      Undoubtedly William James most popular book, I found this to be, as it always is with James, a joy to read His style kept me going when both the combination strange ideas and impenetrable prose of his cited examples retarded my progress His focus on the individuality of experience was what struck me as central and certainly most important to me the mature individualist that I am While I was not convinced by the mysticism surveyed or the various rationalizations of religious pondering, I came awa [...]

    6. Christy says:
      Much there to return to, but his admiration for Bergson is my touchstone If scientists and philosophers want to return to working on problems defined by their degree of consequence to the living world, then James work will be of great value to them.

    7. John says:
      Specifically looked at The Meaning of Truth W.J spent many words on many pages to say things like it depends and it changes and too many people have too many different ideas about it.

    8. Hernourix says:
      I think I m gonna return to William James a lot in my academic papers specially The Varieties of Religious Experience and Pragmatism


    9. Stan says:
      Very powerful insight into the nature and extent of human religious experiences.

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