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James, William 1842-1910

Works: 2,012 works in 6,825 publications in 25 languages and 213,999 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Correspondent, Dedicatee
Classifications: B945.J23, 191
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The varieties of religious experience a study in human nature by William James( Book )

432 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 10,277 WorldCat member 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 )

235 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 7,050 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
Pragmatism a new name for some old ways of thinking by William James( Book )

415 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 6,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William James was an influential American thinker who was deeply interested in the burgeoning philosophy of psychology. This volume contains two lectures he delivered on the philosophy of pragmatism
The will to believe by William James( )

162 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 6,114 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( )

154 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,494 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 )

214 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,240 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 )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 2,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics
Psychology by William James( Book )

107 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref
The meaning of truth a sequel to Pragmatism by William James( Book )

78 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,480 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
A pluralistic universe by William James( Book )

165 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1908 collection of lectures delivered by James constitutes an attack upon the philosophical idea of monistic idealism, which James believes has removed philosophical inquiry from the realms of the actual and experiential. James champions the idea of pluralism, which stresses the manifold nature of existence
Some problems of philosophy; a beginning of an introduction to philosophy by William James( Book )

94 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,303 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."--Jacket
Writings, 1878-1899 by William James( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 2,037 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
Essays in pragmatism by William James( Book )

21 editions published between 1948 and 1974 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on faith and morals by William James( Book )

25 editions published between 1942 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatism, and four essays from the meaning of truth by William James( Book )

40 editions published between 1909 and 1997 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James and Dewey on belief and experience by William James( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donald Capps and John Capps's James and Dewey on Belief and Experience juxtaposes the key writings of two philosophical superstars. As fathers of Pragmatism, America's unique contribution to world philosophy, their work has been enormously influential, and remains essential to any understanding of American intellectual history. In these essays, you'll find William James deeply embroiled in debates between religion and science. Combining philosophical charity with logical clarity, he defended the validity of religious experience against crass forms of scientism. Dewey identified the myriad ways in which supernatural concerns distract religious adherents from pressing social concerns, and sought to reconcile the tensions inherent in science's dual embrace of common sense and the aesthetic. James and Dewey on Belief and Experience is divided into two sections: the former showcases James, the latter is devoted to Dewey. Two transitional passages in which each reflects on the work of the other bridge these two main segments. Together, the sections offer a unique perspective on the philosophers' complex relationship of influence and interdependence. An editors' introduction provides biographical information about both men, an overview of their respective philosophical orientations, a discussion of the editorial process, and a brief commentary on each of the selections. Comparing what these foremost pragmatists wrote on both themes illumines their common convictions regarding the nature of philosophical inquiry and simultaneously reveals what made each a distinctive thinker."--page [4] of cover
Selected papers on philosophy by William James( Book )

55 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in English and held by 1,125 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 )

61 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,113 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
Human immortality; two supposed objections to the doctrine by William James( Book )

83 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1897, this essay was the 1896 Ingersoll Lecture at Harvard University. James, in a preface to the second edition, writes, My concern in the lecture was not to discuss immortality in general. It was confined to showing it to be not incompatible with the brain-function theory of our present mundane consciousness
Collected essays and reviews by William James( Book )

30 editions published between 1920 and 2006 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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James, W.

James, William

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Джемс, Вилльям 1842-1910

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The principles of psychologyPragmatism a new name for some old ways of thinkingThe will to believeEssays in radical empiricismTalks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's idealsWritings, 1902-1910PsychologyThe meaning of truth a sequel to Pragmatism