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William James : in the maelstrom of American modernism : a biography

Author: Robert D Richardson
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English
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This is an intellectual biography of William James. That is to say, it seeks to understand his life through his work... It is primarily a narrative, aiming more to present his life than to analyze or explain it. -Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William James; William James
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Richardson
OCLC Number: 156878543
Notes: Originally published: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin, c2006.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono, ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Growing up zigzag: Art is my vocation; Gowing up zigzag; Newport and the Jameses; Father; Newport and the Jameses, continued; Harvard, 1861; Science and the Civil War; Comparative anatomy and medical school; Gulls at the mouth of the Amazon; Tea squalls and a life according to nature; We must be our own providence; Dead and drifting life; Minnie Temple; William James, M.D.; Treading water; End of youth --
Action of consciousness: Hitting bottom; Turn to physiology; Metaphysical Club and Chauncey Wright; Charles Pierce; Cambridge and Harvard, 1872; Teaching; To Europe and back; Emerson, Mill, and Blood; From physiology to physiological psychology; Days of rapture and heartbreak; Trouble with Herbert Spencer; Action of consciousness --
Principles of Psychology: Spaces; Heart wants its chance; Feeling of effort; Hegel in Cambridge; Death of a mother; Goodbye, my sacred old father; Wonderful stream of our consciousness; Not a simple temperament ; What is an emotion?; Literary remains of Henry James Sr.; Death of Herman; Mrs. Piper; My only absolutely satisfying companion; Hypnotism and summers at Chocorua; Instinct and will; Santayana at Harvard; Psychology of belief ; Reunion with Alice, the hidden self --
Varieties of religious experience: Response to Principles and the moral philosopher; Flooded by the deep life; Death of Alice James; European sabbatical; Abnormal Psych; Talks to teachers; Sarah, Rosina, and Pauline; Is life worth living?; Gospel of relaxation; Right to believe; High tide; Walpurgisnacht; California; Certain blindness; Logic of the absolute; Religion is real; Religion of healthy-mindedness; Sick soul, slouching toward Edinburgh; Twice-born; Voluntary poverty; Mystical center --
Philosopher: William James at sixty; Bergson; Ph.D. Octopus and John Dewey's New School; Emerson; True Harvard; Life of interruptions; Many and the one; Modern moment, radical empiricism; Schiller versus Bradley versus James; Royce, pragmatic stirrings; William and Henry; California dreaming; Earthquake; General theory of human action; Pragmatism; Energies of men; Harvard elective system applied to the universe; True race of prophets; Pluralistic universe; Psychical researches redux; Meaning of truth; Ever not quite --
Epilogue --
Chronology --
James family genealogy.
Responsibility: Robert D. Richardson.

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This is an intellectual biography of William James. That is to say, it seeks to understand his life through his work... It is primarily a narrative, aiming more to present his life than to analyze or explain it. -Dust jacket.

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