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James, William 1842-1910

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Works: 2,059 works in 8,881 publications in 23 languages and 244,757 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  History  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Other, Translator, Dedicatee, Annotator, Former owner
Classifications: B945.J23, 191
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The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James( Book )

747 editions published between 1902 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 8,887 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 )

316 editions published between 1869 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 5,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Principles of Psychology is a monumental text in the history of psychology, written by William James and published in 1890. There were four methods in James' psychology: analysis (i.e. the logical criticism of precursor and contemporary views of the mind), introspection (i.e. the psychologist's study of his own states of mind), experiment (e.g. in hypnosis or neurology), and comparison (the use of statistical means to distinguish norms from anomalies)
Talks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's ideals by William James( Book )

245 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,969 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)
The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy by William James( Book )

249 editions published between 1896 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this 1897 publication, the American philosopher William James (1842-1910) brought together ten essays, some of which were originally talks given to Ivy League societies. Accessible to a broader audience, these non-technical essays illustrate the author's pragmatic approach to belief and morality, arguing for faith and action in spite of uncertainty. James thought his audiences suffered 'paralysis of their native capacity for faith' while awaiting scientific grounds for belief. His response consisted in an attitude of 'radical empiricism', which deals practically rather than ideologically with real-world phenomena. When facing a 'momentous' decision about belief, he says, we both can and must choose the best hypothesis. The first four essays apply this principle to religious faith, and the rest explore the pragmatic approach to such topics as determinism, ethics and individual achievement. James developed his ideas further in The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) and Pragmatism (1907), both of which are reissued in this series
Writings, 1902-1910 by William James( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,399 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 )

165 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref
Writings, 1878-1899 by William James( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,054 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 )

178 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,007 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
Essays in radical empiricism by William James( Book )

111 editions published between 1906 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Radical empiricism ; A pluralistic universe
The philosophy of William James : selected from his chief works by William James( Book )

52 editions published between 1900 and 1976 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of truth, a sequel to "Pragmatism," by William James( Book )

99 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,592 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
Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking; popular lectures on philosophy by William James( Book )

120 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and held by 1,470 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 )

66 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and held by 1,458 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
The will to believe : and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortality by William James( Book )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 1,229 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 pragmatism by William James( Book )

51 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William James (1842-1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who had trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. The seven papers brought together in this volume provide an introduction to the philosophy of William James. The first and sixth are on philosophy: in them James deals with questions of method, asks what philosophy is and how it should go about its job. The remaining five are in philosophy: in them James deals with free will, morals, science and religion, his own views in religion, and the nature of truth. It would be difficult to suggest more persistent problems in philosophy. These papers introduce a reader to William James. They do more than that. Few authors are better able to communicate the spirit of humane philosophizing. These papers therefore provide a valuable introduction to American philosophy and, indeed, to philosophy itself
The writings of William James; a comprehensive edition by William James( Book )

37 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers on philosophy by William James( Book )

92 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 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)
Psychology : the briefer course by William James( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in a rich, vivid style, the Briefer Course examines a wide range of topics: the importance and physical basis of habit; stream of consciousness ( a frame coined by James); self and the sense of personal identity; discrimination and association; the sense of time; memory; perception; imagination; reasoning; emotions compared to instincts; the will and voluntary acts; and a host of other subjects. (The book's long-outdated first nine chapters, dealing with such sensory processes as vision, hearing, and touch, have been omitted from this edition.) An enormous amount of what James wrote in the fledging days of psychology is still true, relevant, and thought-provoking today." -- Back cover
Memories and studies by William James( Book )

63 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor William James formed the intention shortly before his death of republishing a number of popular addresses and essays under the title which this book now bears; but unfortunately he found no opportunity to attend to any detail of the book himself, or to leave definite instructions for others. I believe, however, that I have departed in no substantial degree from my father's idea, except perhaps by including two or three short pieces which were first addressed to special occasions or audiences and which now seem clearly worthy of republication in their original form, although he might not have been willing to reprint them himself without the recastings to which he was ever most attentive when preparing for new readers. Everything in this volume has already appeared in print in magazines or otherwise, and definite acknowledgements are hereinafter made in the appropriate places. Comparison with the original texts will disclose slight variations in a few passages, and it is therefore proper to explain that in these passages the present text follows emendations of the original which have survived in the author's own handwriting"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
James and Dewey on belief and experience by William James( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 232 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
 
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Džeimss, Viljams, 1842-1910

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