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Overcoming cynicism : William James and the metaphysics of engagement

Author: Megan Mustain
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the metaphysical underpinnings of cynical philosophies both past and present in an attempt to diagnose and ameliorate contemporary forms of cynicism. This title demonstrates that the cynic  Read more...

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Named Person: William James; William James; William James; William James
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Mustain
ISBN: 9781441115225 1441115226
OCLC Number: 648934491
Description: 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Historical cynicism : Diogenes and the Victorians --
Contemporary sources of cynicism : fundamentalism and scientism --
A diagnosis of disconnection at the heart of cynicism --
In search of alternatives : coping with relatedness --
Engaging and reconstructing relations : concluding remarks and a path forward.
Responsibility: Megan Mustain.

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