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James, William 1842-1910

Works: 812 works in 5,931 publications in 22 languages and 178,845 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: B945.J24, 191
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The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James( Book )
497 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 7,333 libraries worldwide
On t.p.: Being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902
The principles of psychology by William James( Book )
385 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 7,164 libraries worldwide
One of the greatest classics of modern Western literature and science and the source of the ripest thoughts of America's most important philosopher
The will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortality by William James( Book )
181 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,482 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
Psychology by William James( Book )
162 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,969 libraries worldwide
An abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref
Talks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's ideals by William James( Book )
180 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,705 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)
Essays in radical empiricism by William James( Book )
153 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,647 libraries worldwide
Enth.: Radical empiricism ; A pluralistic universe
Writings, 1902-1910 by William James( Book )
37 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,404 libraries worldwide
Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics
The philosophy of William James, drawn from his own works by William James( Book )
57 editions published between 1900 and 1976 in English and held by 1,718 libraries worldwide
Pragmatism by William James( Book )
102 editions published between 1907 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,685 libraries worldwide
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking; popular lectures on philosophy by William James( Book )
114 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and held by 1,494 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
The varieties of religious experience by William James( Book )
160 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,490 libraries worldwide
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by the Harvard psychologist and philosopher William James that comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on "Natural Theology" delivered at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland between 1901 and 1902. Scientific theories are organically conditioned just as much as religious emotions are; and if we only knew the facts intimately enough, we should doubtless see 'the liver' determining the dicta of the sturdy atheist as decisively as it does those of the Methodist under conviction anxious about his soul. When it alter
Some problems of philosophy; a beginning of an introduction to philosophy by William James( Book )
66 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,476 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 meaning of truth, a sequel to "Pragmatism," by William James( Book )
76 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
William James was an important American psychologist and philosopher. He was one of the early academics of psychology and his philosophy touched mainly on pragmatism and the religious or mystic experience. In this sequel to his philosophical work Pragmatism, James discusses the nature of truth. He talks about relative truth, being "true for him who experiences the workings," as opposed to absolute or religious truth
Essays in pragmatism by William James( Book )
37 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
Essays on faith and morals by William James( Book )
37 editions published between 1942 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
Pragmatism, and four essays from the meaning of truth by William James( Book )
43 editions published between 1909 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
The meaning of truth by William James( Book )
68 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,109 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
Selected papers on philosophy by William James( Book )
80 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 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)
La volonté de croire by William James( Book )
35 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Altered copy of The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy, by William James, Longmans, Green, and Co, 1910. Drawings added using Cretacolor Junior 4 in 1 color pencil and Micron 03 pen
Pragmatism : a new name for some old ways of thinking by William James( Book )
37 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 85 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
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Džejms, Uil'jam
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Gulielmus James
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