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Pragmatism as humanism; the philosophy of William James.

Author: Patrick Kiaran Dooley
Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall [1974]
Series: Professional-technical series.
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Dooley, Patrick Kiaran.
Pragmatism as humanism.
Chicago, Nelson-Hall [1974]
(OCoLC)644515500
Named Person: William James; William James; William James; William James
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Kiaran Dooley
ISBN: 0882291254 9780882291253
OCLC Number: 979039
Description: xii, 220 pages 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
"Man" in James' psychological thought --
James' views on a scientific study of man --
Scope of physchology --
Methods of psychology --
Nature of psychology --
An interactionist view of man --
Attractiveness of the mind/body parallelism view of man --
Reasons for an interactionist view of man --
The stream of consciousness --
every thought is part of personal consciousness --
Consciousness is constantly changing --
Consciousness is sensibly continuous --
Consciousness deals with objects independent of itself --
Consciousness is selective --
The selectivity of consciousness according to interests --
Sensation and perception of things --
Perception of reality: belief --
Conception and reasoning --
Emotion --
Instinct --
Voluntary action --
"Man" in James' ethical and religious thought --
"Man" in James' ethical thought: "the essentials of an ethical universe" --
Metaphysical question: the possibility of moral experience --
Psychological question: origin and nature of moral ideas --
Casuistic question: society, religion, and the individual --
"Man" in the religious thought of James --
Nature and legitimacy of belief: nature of belief; legitimacy of belief --
Effects of religious belief: an examination of the religious propensity in man: primal religious sentiment; conversion: gradual and sudden; effect of conversion: an evaluation of sainthood; mysticism and natural theology as warrants for the unseen world --
James; humanistic epistemology and metaphysics --
James' pragmatic humanism --
James' pragmatic theory of meaning --
Pragmatism as a theory of truth: James' theory of truth as a development of his philosophy of man; James' theory of truth as a "humanism" --
James' radical empiricism --
Radical empiricism: an epistemology of pure experience: reality as pure experience and perceptual knowledge; conceptual knowledge as ministerial to perceptual knowledge; experience and the existence of the self --
Radical empiricism: a pluralistic universe: our experience of activity; pluralism vs. monism; a melioristic universe; a finite God --
"Humanism" as a unifying theme in James' philosophy --
James' theory of man --
James' philosophy as a "humanism" --
The "whole man" as a guide to inquiry --
James' theory of truth as a "humanism" --
Human experiences as revelatory of the nature of reality --
Philosophy as an articulation of the human perspective --
The dignity of man in James' philosophy.
Series Title: Professional-technical series.

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