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James, William 1842-1910

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Works: 2,111 works in 8,324 publications in 22 languages and 226,124 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Textbooks  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Other, Collaborator
Classifications: B945.J23, 191
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The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James( Book )

514 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 7,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William James believed that individual religious experiences, rather than the precepts of organized religions, were the backbone of the world's religious life. His discussions of conversion, repentance, mysticism and saintliness, and his observations on actual, personal religious experiences -- all support this thesis. In his introduction, Martin E. Marty discusses how James' pluralistic view of religion led to his remarkable tolerance of extreme forms of religious behaviour, his challenging, highly original theories, and his welcome lack of pretension in all of his observations one the individual and the divine
The principles of psychology by William James( Book )

390 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 7,164 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 will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortality by William James( Book )

193 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,506 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
Psychology by William James( Book )

158 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref
Talks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's ideals by William James( Book )

182 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,708 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)
Essays in radical empiricism by William James( Book )

154 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Radical empiricism ; A pluralistic universe
The meaning of truth by William James( Book )

146 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,509 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
Writings, 1902-1910 by William James( Book )

40 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics
Writings, 1878-1899 by William James( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,063 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
A pluralistic universe by William James( Book )

141 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James explores the idea of Gustav Fechner that 'the whole universe in its different spans and wave-lengths, exclusions and developments, is everywhere alive and conscious.' Put more simple James believes that from the myriad consciousness of the world comes a 'consciousness of still wider scope.' It is this idea that forms the basis for the philosophy of Pluralism."--Page 4 of cover
The philosophy of William James, drawn from his own works by William James( Book )

56 editions published between 1900 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatism by William James( Book )

107 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,705 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
The varieties of religious experience by William James( Book )

169 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by the Harvard psychologist and philosopher William James that comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on "Natural Theology" delivered at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland between 1901 and 1902. Scientific theories are organically conditioned just as much as religious emotions are; and if we only knew the facts intimately enough, we should doubtless see 'the liver' determining the dicta of the sturdy atheist as decisively as it does those of the Methodist under conviction anxious about his soul. When it alter
Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking; popular lectures on philosophy by William James( Book )

118 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member 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
Some problems of philosophy; a beginning of an introduction to philosophy by William James( Book )

62 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,478 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
Essays in pragmatism by William James( Book )

41 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on faith and morals by William James( Book )

37 editions published between 1942 and 2002 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking ; The meaning of truth, a sequel to Pragmatism by William James( Book )

91 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted psychologist and philosopher develops his own brand of pragmatism, based on theories of C.S. Peirce. Emphasis on "radical empiricism," versus the transcendental and rationalist tradition. One of the most important books in American philosophy
James and Dewey on belief and experience by William James( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 224 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
The thought and character of William James : as revealed in unpublished correspondence and notes, together with his published writings by Ralph Barton Perry( Book )

10 editions published between 1935 and 1974 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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威廉詹姆士 美国哲学家与心理学家

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The principles of psychologyThe will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortalityPsychologyTalks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's idealsEssays in radical empiricismThe meaning of truthWritings, 1902-1910Writings, 1878-1899