James, William 1842-1910
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Most widely held works by William James
The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James ( Book )
301 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 4,065 libraries worldwide
On t.p.: Being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902.
The principles of psychology by William James ( Book )
174 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,847 libraries worldwide
A reprint of William James, 1890 treatise on the fundamental principles of philosophy.
Pragmatism by William James ( Book )
190 editions published between 1907 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 2,498 libraries worldwide
"These lectures were delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston in November and December, 1906, and in January, 1907, at Columbia University, in New York. The pragmatic movement seems to have rather suddenly precipitated itself out of the air. A number of tendencies that have always existed in philosophy have all at once become conscious of themselves collectively, and of their combined mission; and this has occurred in so many countries, and from so many different points of view, that much unconcerted statement has resulted. In these lectures, the author seeks to unify the picture as it presents itself to him, dealing in broad strokes, and avoiding minute controversy. Pragmatism is discussed as a method of settling metaphysical disputes that otherwise might be interminable, as a theory of truth, and as a mediator between empiricist ways of thinking with the more religious demands of human beings. Its place in philosophy and its relation to humanism are also addressed"--Publisher. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Writings, 1902-1910 by William James ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 2,404 libraries worldwide
The will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy by William James ( Book )
75 editions published between 1896 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,257 libraries worldwide
"At most of our American Colleges there are Clubs formed by the students devoted to particular branches of learning; and these clubs have the laudable custom of inviting once or twice a year some maturer scholar to address them, the occasion often being made a public one. I have from time to time accepted such invitations, and afterwards had my discourse printed in one or other of the Reviews. It has seemed to me that these addresses might now be worthy of collection in a volume, as they shed explanatory light upon each other, and taken together express a tolerably definite philosophic attitude in a very untechnical way. Were I obliged to give a short name to the attitude in question, I should call it that of radical empiricism, in spite of the fact that such brief nicknames are nowhere more misleading than in philosophy. I say 'empiricism,' because it is contented to regard its most assured conclusions concerning matters of fact as hypotheses liable to modification in the course of future experience; and I say 'radical,' because it treats the doctrine of monism itself as an hypothesis, and, unlike so much of the half-way empiricism that is current under the name of positivism or agnosticism or scientific naturalism, it does not dogmatically affirm monism as something with which all experience has got to square"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Writings, 1878-1899 by William James ( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2,086 libraries worldwide
Selection of writings by philosopher, psychologist, and champion of religious pluralism William James, including "The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy," "Psychology: Briefer Course," and ten other essays.
Psychology by William James ( Book )
126 editions published between 1889 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,840 libraries worldwide
An abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref.
Essays in radical empiricism by William James ( Book )
47 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,815 libraries worldwide
Enth.: Radical empiricism ; A pluralistic universe.
Talks to teachers on psychology: and to students on some of life's ideals by William James ( Book )
150 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,790 libraries worldwide
"In 1892 I was asked by the Harvard Corporation to give a few public lectures on psychology to the Cambridge teachers. The talks now printed form the substance of that course, which has since then been delivered at various places to various teacher-audiences. I have found by experience that what my hearers seem least to relish is analytical technicality, and what they most care for is concrete practical application. So I have gradually weeded out the former, and left the latter unreduced; and, now that I have at last written out the lectures, they contain a minimum of what is deemed 'scientific' in psychology, and are practical and popular in the extreme. My main desire has been to make teachers conceive, and if possible, reproduce sympathetically in their imagination, the mental life of their pupil as the sort of active unity which he/she feels it to be. Readers acquainted with my larger books on Psychology will meet much familiar phraseology. The talks to students, which conclude the volume, were written in response to invitations to deliver 'addresses' to students at women's colleges. The first one was to the graduating class of the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics. Properly, it continues the series of talks to teachers. The second and the third address belong together, and continue another line of thought"--Pref. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).
A pluralistic universe by William James ( Book )
96 editions published between 1908 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
Some problems of philosophy; a beginning of an introduction to philosophy by William James ( Book )
45 editions published between 1911 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,541 libraries worldwide
"With the clarity that William James deemed obligatory, Some Problems of Philosophy outlines his theory of perception. The early chapters expose the defects of intellectualism and monism and the advantages of empiricism and pluralism. The novelty that enters into concrete perceptual experience, and that is disallowed by the rationalizing intellect, suggests exciting possibilities. Denied any absolute truth in an ever-changing world, privy to only a piece of the truth at any given moment, the individual can, with faith and good will, help create order out of chaos. Some Problems of Philosophy, published posthumously, represents an important advance in William James's thought."--BOOK JACKET.
The meaning of truth; a sequel to Pragmatism by William James ( Book )
42 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in English and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
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The writings of William James; a comprehensive edition by William James ( Book )
7 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
The letters of William James by William James ( Book )
49 editions published between 1920 and 2003 in English and held by 1,132 libraries worldwide
"This book provides a chronological presentation and explanation of letters by William James from 1893-1910. Readers of this book will have seen that the center of his interest had always been religious and philosophical"--Create. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).
Essays on faith and morals by William James ( Book )
16 editions published between 1942 and 1974 in English and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Memories and studies by William James ( Book )
36 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking; popular lectures on philosophy by William James ( Book )
32 editions published between 1907 and 1959 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
I. The present dilemma in philosophy.--II. What pragmatism means.--III. Some metaphysical problems pragmatically considered.--IV. The one and the many.--V. Pragmatism and common sense.--VI. Pragmatism's conception of truth.--VII. Pragmatism and humanism.--VIII. Pragmatism and religion.
The meaning of truth by William James ( Book )
22 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 975 libraries worldwide
Selected papers on philosophy by William James ( Book )
42 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in English and held by 904 libraries worldwide
"This volume serves as a compilation of some of the principal philosophical works by William James. The papers reprinted in this book are derived from multiple sources. One does not think of James as a man with a philosophy, but rather as one who cleared the decks for all future philosophising. At very rare intervals in the history of philosophy there have appeared thinkers who, like William James, are too real to be readily classified-thinkers who cut under the distinctions that divide men into schools. When they appear they always speak the language of the people for the simple reason that they are interpreting life as real men live it with a freshness of vision unknown in the schools. The influence of William James has probably travelled further and gone deeper than that of any other American scholar. Into the languages of all civilised peoples his works have been translated, and everywhere they have met with instant recognition. Perhaps the chief reason for the popularity of James's philosophy is the sense of freedom it brings with it. It is the philosophy of open doors; the philosophy of a new world with a large frontier and, beyond, the enticing unexplored lands where one may still expect the unexpected; a philosophy of hope and promise, a philosophy that invites adventure, since it holds that the dice of experience are not loaded. The older monistic philosophies and religions present by contrast stuffy closed systems and an exhausted universe. They seem to pack the individual into a logical strait-jacket and to represent all history as simply the unfolding of a play that was written to its very last line from the dawn of creation. These old absolutisms go with the old order of things. James, however, is an interpreter of the new order of democracy"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
William James on psychical research by William James ( Book )
12 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
Belief and doubt Bernard, Claude,--1813-1878 Biography Civilization Conversion Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dewey, John,--1859-1952 Educational psychology Emerson, Ralph Waldo,--1803-1882 Ethics Experience Experience (Religion) Families Fiction History Holmes, Oliver Wendell,--1841-1935 Immortality Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Intellectual life Intellectuals James, Alice,--1848-1892 James, Garth Wilkinson,--1845-1883 James, Henry,--1811-1882 James, Henry,--1843-1916 James, Robertson,--1846-1910 James, William,--1842-1910 James family Literature Massachusetts--Cambridge Metaphysics National characteristics, American Parapsychology Peirce, Charles S.--1839-1914 Philosophers Philosophy Philosophy, American Philosophy, Modern Philosophy and religion Pragmatism Psychologists Psychology Psychology, Religious Records and correspondence Religion Religion--Philosophy Royce, Josiah,--1855-1916 Social history Truth United States Wittgenstein, Ludwig,--1889-1951
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William James 1842-1910
وليم جيمس، 1842-1910 م.ג׳יימס, ויליאם
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