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Fri Mar 21 17:13:57 2014 UTClccn-n780955390.20Ghost hunters : William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death /0.390.59Talks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's ideals /56625773William_Jamesn 78095539230615Džejms, Uil'jamDžems.Džems, Uil'âm.Džėms, Uilʹjam 1842-1910Džems, Vil'âm.Dzhems, Uilʹi︠a︡m, 1842-1910Ǧamiz, Wīlīyām, 1842-1910James, W.James, WilliamWilliam JamesДжеймс, У., 1842-1910Джемс, У. (Уильям), 1842-1910Джемс, Уильям, 1842-1910Джэмс, Уилльям, 1842-1910ג'יימס, וילים, 1842-1910ג'ימס, וילים, 1842-1910جمس، وليم، 1842-1910وليم جيمس، 1842-1910ジェイムズ, Wジェイムズ, ウィリアムlccn-n78091982James, Henry1843-1916othcrpedtlccn-n79060532Dewey, John1859-1952clbnp-peirce, charles s$charles sanders$1839 1914Peirce, Charles S.(Charles Sanders)1839-1914lccn-sh85069331James familylccn-n79021686Perry, Ralph Barton1876-1957auiedtlccn-n78091979Skrupskelis, Ignas K.1938-othpbdedtauilccn-n79141363James, Henry1811-1882lccn-n79135331James, Alice1848-1892lccn-n79059752Royce, Josiah1855-1916lccn-n78082114Bergson, Henri1859-1941auiJames, William1842-1910Criticism, interpretation, etcBiographyHistoryTextbooksJames, William,PragmatismPhilosophyUnited StatesPsychologyPsychology, ReligiousReligionConversionPhilosophy and religionExperience (Religion)IntellectualsBelief and doubtPhilosophy, ModernJames familyMetaphysicsJames, Henry,James, Alice,PhilosophersExperienceNational characteristics, AmericanFamiliesJames, Henry,TruthEducational psychologyDewey, John,Massachusetts--CambridgePeirce, Charles S.--(Charles Sanders),Holmes, Oliver Wendell,Intellectual lifeSocial historyPsychologistsCivilizationMysticismMysticism--PsychologyRoyce, Josiah,Perception (Philosophy)LibertyTechnology and civilizationPragmatism (James, William)GhostsParapsychologySpiritualismPragmatism in literatureLiterature and societyAmerican literatureFaulkner, William,Wittgenstein, Ludwig,ImmortalityEthicsReality18421910185818651866186918701873187618771878187918801881188218831884188518861887188818891890189118921893189418951896189718981899190019011902190319041905190619071908190919101911191219131914191519161917191819191920192119221923192419251926192719281929193019311932193319341935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420801622307193191B945.J23ocn000086808ocn002557937ocn005308969ocn006046443ocn001241920ocn814257199ocn697724505ocn609226458ocn459553670ocn551454428ocn462050663ocn461915392ocn814387424ocn468255354ocn026863477ocn215220383ocn038884814ocn026337152ocn122501864ocn698519001ocn7812054587209301ocn000191755book18900.33James, WilliamThe principles of psychologyHistoryOne of the greatest classics of modern Western literature and science and the source of the ripest thoughts of America's most important philosopher+-+97385713956827284ocn000381460book19020.32James, WilliamThe varieties of religious experience : a study in human naturePresents 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+-+81927022363244522157ocn001426710book18960.47James, WilliamThe will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortalityThis 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+-+26475713953996129ocn049293624book19060.37James, WilliamEssays in radical empiricismWhat 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+-+24302785353257181ocn009155041book18990.59James, WilliamTalks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's ideals"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)+-+7016558485262132ocn015659804book19870.24James, WilliamWritings, 1902-1910Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics+-+5385095945229476ocn678591435book19090.39James, WilliamThe meaning of truth a sequel to PragmatismIn 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+-+17080895962104147ocn000478011book19020.50James, WilliamThe varieties of religious experience; a study in human nature; being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902On t.p.: Being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902+-+3665914215207618ocn024847453book19920.24James, WilliamWritings, 1878-1899Selection 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+-+5725095945192362ocn002046512book19070.39James, WilliamPragmatismThis 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+-+2050960645188891ocn002412919book18910.56James, WilliamPsychologyTextbooksAn abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref+-+5376563905170738ocn000371261book19000.35James, WilliamThe philosophy of William James, drawn from his own works161292ocn000371777book19070.56James, WilliamPragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking; popular lectures on philosophy"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)+-+0144925125160362ocn002629099book19110.50James, WilliamSome problems of philosophy; a beginning of an introduction to philosophy"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+-+5230278535123820ocn000807286book19480.47James, WilliamEssays in pragmatism+-+2596293755123221ocn049293658file18990.25James, WilliamThe will to believe+-+K896290406119430ocn000271407book19420.50James, WilliamEssays on faith and morals117637ocn000341667book19090.39James, WilliamPragmatism, and four essays from The meaning of truth113173ocn000271418book19170.56James, WilliamSelected papers on philosophy"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)101536ocn002079946book19090.47James, WilliamThe meaning of truthPhilosopher, 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+-+1386748206294117ocn001419616book19670.33Allen, Gay WilsonWilliam James : a biographyCriticism, interpretation, etcBiography268312ocn045446360book20010.27Menand, LouisThe Metaphysical ClubHistory"The Civil War made America a modern nation, unleashing forces of industrialism and expansion that had been kept in check for decades by the quarrel over slavery. But the war also discredited the ideas and beliefs of the era that preceded it. The Civil War swept away the slave civilization of the South, but almost the whole intellectual culture of the North went with it. It took nearly half a century for Americans to develop a set of ideas, a way of thinking, that would help them cope with the conditions of modern life. That struggle is the subject of this book." "The story told in The Metaphysical Club runs through the lives of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., a Civil War hero who became the dominant legal thinker of his time; his best friend as a young man, William James, son of an eccentric moral philosopher, brother of a great novelist, and the father of modern psychology in America; and the brilliant and troubled logician, scientist, and founder of semiotics, Charles Sanders Peirce. Together they belonged to an informal discussion group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872 and called itself the Metaphysical Club. The club was probably in existence for only nine months, and no records were kept. The one thing we know that came out of it was an idea - an idea about ideas, about the role beliefs play in people's lives. This idea informs the writings of these three thinkers, and the work of the fourth figure in the book, John Dewey - student of Peirce, friend and ally of James, admirer of Holmes." "The Metaphysical Club begins with the Civil War and ends in 1919 with the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Abrams, the basis for the modern law of free speech. It tells the story of the creation of ideas and values that changed the way Americans think and the way they live."--BOOK JACKET+-+2493709285205747ocn465180163book19200.50Santayana, GeorgeCharacter & opinion in the United States : with reminiscences of William James and Josiah Royce and academic life in AmericaPublished in 1920, this collection of essays and lectures features Santayana's impressions of American national character. He discusses topics, such as morality, academia, materialism, idealism, and liberty as well as people, such as William James and Josiah Royce. There is much forgetfulness, he writes in his preface, much callow disrespect for what is past or alien; but there is a fund of vigour, goodness, and hope "+-+8543382335324189829ocn001573827book19350.50Perry, Ralph BartonThe thought and character of William JamesCriticism, interpretation, etcBiography+-+3427601735170419ocn000192259book19340.50James, AliceThe diary of Alice JamesBiographyDiaries+-+824880000616945ocn042855947com19940.35Barnard, G. WilliamExploring unseen worlds William James and the philosophy of mysticismHistoryComparative studies"Demonstrates convincingly the extent to which James's psychological and philosophical perspectives also continue to be a rich resource for those specifically interested in the study of mysticism. A critically-sophisticated, yet gripping, immersion into the inner worlds of one of America's foremost thinkers. Exploring Unseen Worlds is a critically sophisticated, yet gripping immersion into the inner worlds of one of America's foremost thinkers. It demonstrates convincingly the extent to which James's psychological and philosophical perspectives continue to be a rich resource for those specifically interested in the study of mysticism. The book focuses on James's enduring fascination with mysticism and not only unearths James's lesser-known works on mysticism, but also probes into the tacit mystical dimensions of James's personal life and uncovers the mystical implications of his decades long interest in psychical research."--Résumé de l'éditeur+-+387789642516815ocn023215778book19910.27Lewis, R. W. BThe Jameses : a family narrativeBiographyTraces the origins, development, and flowering of the intellectual family, from its eighteenth-century Irish origins to the death of the novelist Henry James in 1916+-+0613269285165717ocn004070564book19470.37Matthiessen, F. OThe James family : including selections from the writings of Henry James, Senior, William, Henry & Alice James+-+211557540616544ocn050321039file20020.35Cooper, WesleyThe unity of William James's thoughtArgues that there is a systematic philosophy in William James's writtings+-+023860173514978ocn012724716book19860.33Myers, Gerald EWilliam James, his life and thoughtCriticism, interpretation, etcThis is the first comprehensive interpretive and critical analysis of the thought of one of America's foremost phiolosophers and psychologists- William James+-+726435558532414925ocn050321299file20000.35Oliver, PhilWilliam James's "Springs of delight" the return to life"This book, written in the spirit of William James, urges our appreciation of the intensely personal character of spiritual transcendence. Phil Oliver's work has important implications for specialists who are concerned with the Jamesian concept of "pure experience," and it illuminates significant interdisciplinary ties between philosophy, literature, and other intellectual domains. Moreover, Oliver argues, Jamesian transcendence is relevant to current questions in cognitive science and the emerging ecological, computer, and cyber worlds." "Jamesian transcendence, according to Oliver, seeks to reconcile individual growth with social responsibility. In this age of impersonal information, it invites us all to embrace our own enthusiasms, or "delights," as the surest sources of personal happiness, mutual regard, and depth of experience."--BOOK JACKET+-+711860173514777ocn008689799book19830.32Barzun, JacquesA stroll with William JamesWith this book, Jacques Barzun pays what he describes as an "intellectual debt" to William James -- psychologist, philosopher, and, for Barzun, guide and mentor. Commenting on James's life, thought, and legacy, Barzun leaves us with a wise and civilized distillation of the great thinker's work. - Publisher+-+141385177514745ocn003913466book19780.35Barrett, WilliamThe illusion of technique : a search for meaning in a technological civilization+-+075766038514495ocn056208452com20020.50Goodman, Russell BWittgenstein and William JamesThis book explores Wittgenstein's engagement with the work of the pragmatist William James. Russell Goodman argues that James exerted a positive influence on Wittgenstein's thought. This provocative account of the convergence in the thinking of two major philosophers will be sought by students of Wittgenstein, William James, and pragmatism+-+306863670514493ocn607554422file20100.50Stuhr, John J100 years of pragmatism William James's revolutionary philosophyWilliam James claimed that his Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking would prove triumphant and epoch-making. Today, after more than 100 years, how is pragmatism to be understood? What has been its cultural and philosophical impact? Is it a crucial resource for current problems and for life and thought in the future? John J. Stuhr and the distinguished contributors to this multidisciplinary volume address these questions, situating them in personal, philosophical, political, American, and g+-+3748558075324139610ocn065538774book20060.20Blum, DeborahGhost hunters : William James and the search for scientific proof of life after deathHistoryTraces how the respected psychologist brother of Henry James set out to gather scientific data proving the existence of ghosts at the end of the nineteenth century, forming the American Society for Psychical Research+-+954557940613564ocn250584812file20080.47Evans, David HowellWilliam Faulkner, William James, and the American pragmatic traditionHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcIn William Faulkner, William James, and the American Pragmatic Tradition, David H. Evans pairs the writings of America's most intellectually challenging modern novelist, William Faulkner, and the ideas of America's most revolutionary modern philosopher, William James. Though Faulkner was dubbed an idealist after World War II, Evans demonstrates that Faulkner's writing is deeply connected to the emergence of pragmatism as an intellectual doctrine and cultural force in the early twentieth century. Tracing pragmatism to its very roots, Evans examines the nineteenth-century confidence man of anteb+-+406886253513474ocn000443379book19680.32Brennan, Bernard PWilliam James13148ocn062766694book20060.27Richardson, Robert DWilliam James : in the maelstrom of American modernism : a biographyBiographyBiographer Richardson has written a moving portrait of James--pivotal member of the Metaphysical Club and author of The Varieties of Religious Experience. The biography, ten years in the making, draws on unpublished letters, journals, and family records. Richardson paints extraordinary scenes from what James himself called the "buzzing blooming confusion" of his life, beginning with childhood, as he struggled to achieve amid the domestic chaos and intellectual brilliance of Father, brother Henry, and sister Alice. James was a beloved teacher who taught courage and risk-taking, and served as mentor to W.E.B. Du Bois, Gertrude Stein, and many other Harvard outsiders. Richardson also illuminates James's hugely influential works. One of the great figures in mysticism here brought richly to life, James is a man "whose leading ideas are still so fresh and challenging that they are not yet fully assimilated by the modern world they helped to bring about."--From publisher description+-+707889361513129ocn001609415book19460.50Bergson, HenriThe creative mind"This collection comprises...two introductory essays written especially for it, and...articles or lectures, mostly out of print, which appeared in France or in other countries. Taken as a whole, they date from the period between 1903 and 1923...[It] is a sequal to [a book which appeared in 1919 under the title L'energie spirituelle]"- Pref+-+0568562835324+-+5385095945+-+5385095945Fri Mar 21 15:47:58 EDT 2014batch134170