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James, William 1842-1910

Works: 2,060 works in 7,362 publications in 21 languages and 227,243 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Controversial literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  History  Textbooks  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Narrator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Other, Collaborator
Classifications: B832, 150
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The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James( Book )
481 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 8,503 libraries worldwide
William James believed that individual religious experiences, rather than the precepts of organized religions, were the backbone of the world's religious life. His discussions of conversion, repentance, mysticism and saintliness, and his observations on actual, personal religious experiences -- all support this thesis. In his introduction, Martin E. Marty discusses how James' pluralistic view of religion led to his remarkable tolerance of extreme forms of religious behaviour, his challenging, highly original theories, and his welcome lack of pretension in all of his observations one the individual and the divine
The principles of psychology by William James( Book )
294 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 6,930 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
Pragmatism by William James( Book )
353 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 5,976 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
Psychology : briefer course by William James( Book )
117 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,363 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 )
213 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,981 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)
The will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortality by William James( Book )
113 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,724 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
The meaning of truth by William James( Book )
114 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,405 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
The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy by William James( Book )
102 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,364 libraries worldwide
"James explores the idea of Gustav Fechner that 'the whole universe in its different spans and wave-lengths, exclusions and developments, is everywhere alive and conscious.' Put more simple James believes that from the myriad consciousness of the world comes a 'consciousness of still wider scope.' It is this idea that forms the basis for the philosophy of Pluralism."--Page 4 of cover
Writings, 1902-1910 by William James( Book )
23 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,353 libraries worldwide
Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics
Writings, 1878-1899 by William James( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,016 libraries worldwide
Selection of writings by philosopher, psychologist, and champion of religious pluralism William James, including "The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy," "Psychology: Briefer Course," and ten other essays
Some problems of philosophy; a beginning of an introduction to philosophy by William James( Book )
42 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,964 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
Essays in pragmatism by William James( Book )
40 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
Essays on faith and morals by William James( Book )
30 editions published between 1942 and 2002 in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
Essays in radical empiricism by William James( Book )
73 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
William James was a groundbreaking thinker who made significant contributions to the fields of philosophy and psychology, as well as to the genre of personal essays. This volume brings together a collection of James' essays and scholarly articles that shine light on his doctrine of "radical empiricism," which attempts to outline the way the human mind comes to know and recognize not only material objects, but also the relationships and links between various objects
Essays in psychical research by William James( Book )
25 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
Selected papers on philosophy by William James( Book )
54 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 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)
William James on psychical research by William James( Book )
17 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Collected essays and reviews by William James( Book )
27 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
Human immortality; two supposed objections to the doctrine by William James( Book )
69 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Published in 1897, this essay was the 1896 Ingersoll Lecture at Harvard University. James, in a preface to the second edition, writes, My concern in the lecture was not to discuss immortality in general. It was confined to showing it to be not incompatible with the brain-function theory of our present mundane consciousness
James and Dewey on belief and experience by William James( Book )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 libraries worldwide
"Donald Capps and John Capps's James and Dewey on Belief and Experience juxtaposes the key writings of two philosophical superstars. As fathers of Pragmatism, America's unique contribution to world philosophy, their work has been enormously influential, and remains essential to any understanding of American intellectual history. In these essays, you'll find William James deeply embroiled in debates between religion and science. Combining philosophical charity with logical clarity, he defended the validity of religious experience against crass forms of scientism. Dewey identified the myriad ways in which supernatural concerns distract religious adherents from pressing social concerns, and sought to reconcile the tensions inherent in science's dual embrace of common sense and the aesthetic. James and Dewey on Belief and Experience is divided into two sections: the former showcases James, the latter is devoted to Dewey. Two transitional passages in which each reflects on the work of the other bridge these two main segments. Together, the sections offer a unique perspective on the philosophers' complex relationship of influence and interdependence. An editors' introduction provides biographical information about both men, an overview of their respective philosophical orientations, a discussion of the editorial process, and a brief commentary on each of the selections. Comparing what these foremost pragmatists wrote on both themes illumines their common convictions regarding the nature of philosophical inquiry and simultaneously reveals what made each a distinctive thinker."--Page 4 of cover
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Džejms, Uil'jam
Džems, Uil'âm.
Džėms, Uilʹjam 1842-1910
Džems, Vil'âm.
Džems, Vilʹjam 1842-1910
Dzhems, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1842-1910
Ǧamiz, Wīlīyām 1842-1910
Gulielmus James
James, W.
James W. 1842-1910
James, William
Jems Uilyam
Vilijam Džejms
Viljams Džeimss
Vilyam Ceyms
William James
William James Amerikaans filosoof
William James filozof i psycholog amerykański
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William James US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Philosoph
Wïlʹyam Djeýms
Γουΐλιαμ Τζέιμς
Вилијам Џејмс
Вільям Джеймс
Джеймс, У 1842-1910
Джемс В. философ, психолог 1842-1910
Джемс, Вилльям 1842-1910
Джемс, У 1842-1910
Джемс, У. (Уильям), 1842-1910
Джемс У. философ, психолог 1842-1910
Джемс, Уильям 1842-1910
Джемс, Уильям американский философ и психолог
Джэмс В. философ, психолог 1842-1910
Джэмс У. философ, психолог 1842-1910
Джэмс, Уилльям 1842-1910
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