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James, William 1842-1910

Works: 2,230 works in 7,193 publications in 7 languages and 208,016 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Collaborator, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Honoree, Dedicatee
Classifications: B945.J23, 191
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The principles of psychology by William James ( Book )
301 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 7,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the greatest classics of modern Western literature and science and the source of the ripest thoughts of America's most important philosopher
The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James ( Book )
284 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 6,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the American philosopher and experimental psychologist's study of such spiritual phenomena as conversion, repentance, mysticism, saintliness, the hope for reward, and the fear of punishment
The will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortality by William James ( Book )
157 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in English and held by 4,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the complete texts of two books by America's most important psychologust and philospher. Easy to understand, yet, brilliant and penetrating, the books were written specifically for laymen and they are still stimulating reading for readers concerned with important questions of belief in an age of science. Human Immorality: Two supposed Objections to the Doctrine, reprinted here from the corrected second edition, examines the questions of survival after death, and provides an unusual philosophical rebuttal to the theory that thought and personality necesscarily die with the brain
Essays in radical empiricism by William James ( Book )
129 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is reality? How do we know what we know? This posthumous collection of writings on consciousness and epistemology, published in 1912, comes to form a treatise in its own right through such essays as "Does Consciousness' Exist?", "A World of Pure Experience," "The Thing and its Relations," "The Essence of Humanism," "How Two Minds Can Know One Thing," and more
Talks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's ideals by William James ( Book )
181 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and Urdu and held by 3,257 WorldCat member 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)
Writings, 1902-1910 by William James ( Book )
32 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics
The meaning of truth a sequel to Pragmatism by William James ( Book )
76 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1907, James published Pragmatism , a controversial book in which he stated his belief that truth is rooted in experience rather than in some abstract eternal notion. In The Meaning of Truth , published in 1909, he returns to this idea and defends it against his critics. James succeeds in making difficult ideas clear
The varieties of religious experience; a study in human nature; being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902 by William James ( Book )
147 editions published between 1902 and 2008 in English and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On t.p.: Being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902
Writings, 1878-1899 by William James ( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,076 WorldCat member 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
Pragmatism by William James ( Book )
62 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Psychology by William James ( Book )
91 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref
The philosophy of William James, drawn from his own works by William James ( Book )
38 editions published between 1900 and 1976 in English and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking; popular lectures on philosophy by William James ( Book )
92 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member 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"--Résumé de l'éditeur. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Some problems of philosophy; a beginning of an introduction to philosophy by William James ( Book )
62 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,603 WorldCat member 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
Essays in pragmatism by William James ( Book )
20 editions published between 1948 and 1974 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The will to believe by William James ( )
21 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on faith and morals by William James ( Book )
30 editions published between 1942 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pragmatism, and four essays from The meaning of truth by William James ( Book )
37 editions published between 1909 and 1997 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected papers on philosophy by William James ( Book )
73 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 WorldCat member 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)
The meaning of truth by William James ( Book )
36 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosopher, psychologist, educator, and author William James ranked among the most influential figures of his time. James played a prominent role in the transition from a predominantly European-centered nineteenth century philosophy to a new pragmatic American philosophy. One of his chief contributions lay in his seminal 1907 work, Pragmatism, which featured a controversial chapter on "truth." In response to his critics- most of whom had misunderstood his thesis - James wrote The meaning of Truth, a synthesis of everything he had ever written on the theory of knowledge, including and article on the function of cognition, later polemic and expository contributions and some replies to previous criticism
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Alternative Names
Džejms, Uil'jam
Džems, Uil'âm.
Džėms, Uilʹjam 1842-1910
Džems, Vil'âm.
Dzhems, Uilʹi︠a︡m, 1842-1910
Ǧamiz, Wīlīyām, 1842-1910
James, W.
James, William
William James
Джеймс, У., 1842-1910
Джемс, У. (Уильям), 1842-1910
Джемс, Уильям, 1842-1910
Джэмс, Уилльям, 1842-1910
ג'יימס, וילים, 1842-1910
ג'ימס, וילים, 1842-1910
جمس، وليم، 1842-1910
وليم جيمس، 1842-1910
ジェイムズ, W
ジェイムズ, ウィリアム
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