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William James in focus : willing to believe

Author: W J Gavin
Publisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, ©2013.
Series: American philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a clear path to understanding James's philosophy even as he embraces James's complications and hesitations

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Named Person: William James; William James; William James
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W J Gavin
ISBN: 9780253007865 0253007860 9780253007926 0253007925 9780253007957 025300795X
OCLC Number: 783167546
Description: xii, 111 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: James's life: will to believe as affirmation --
"Will to believe": policing versus free-roaming --
Principles of psychology: consciousness as a constitutive stream --
Varieties of religious experience: mysticism as a vague "exemplar" --
Pragmatism: corridor as "latent" and "the will to believe" --
Metaphysics: radical empiricism and pure experience --
"Pure" versus "impure" experience: examples of pure experience --
Challenges to "the will to believe" --
Conclusion: pragmatism, death, and "the will to believe".
Series Title: American philosophy.
Responsibility: William J. Gavin.

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"[Gavin]... offers, in one hundred pages, a concise and mostly effective sketch of James' arc of thought, in which the theme of the impressive and engaging nature of James' philosophical 'outline' is Read more...

 
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