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Genuine reality : a life of William James

Author: Linda Simon
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This first full biography of William James in nearly a generation brings us the man alive in all his complexity. Intellectual rebel, romantic pragmatist, aristocratic pluralist, James was both a towering figure of the nineteenth century and a springboard into the twentieth. Constitutionally opposed to the rigidity and stability of the nineteenth century, James guided his generation toward the ambivalence,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simon, Linda, 1946-
Genuine reality.
New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1998
(OCoLC)605311928
Online version:
Simon, Linda, 1946-
Genuine reality.
New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1998
(OCoLC)630996493
Named Person: William James; William James; William James; William James; William James
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Simon
ISBN: 0151930988 9780151930982
OCLC Number: 37457775
Description: xxiii, 467 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Mortification --
Gestation --
Appetites and affections: 1847-1855 --
Other people's rules: 1855-1860 --
Spiritual dangers: 1860-1865 --
Descent: 1866-1870 --
Absolute beginnings: 1870-1874 --
Engaged: 1875-1882 --
Entirely new segment of life: 1882-1884 --
Lost child: 1885-1887 --
Family romance: 1888-1890 --
Surcharged with vitality: 1890-1893 --
Real fights: 1894-1896 --
Civic genius: 1897-1898 --
Gleam of the end: 1899-1901 --
Temper of peace: 1902-1905 --
Mental pirouettes: 1906-1907 --
Pitch of life: 1908-1909 --
Eclipse: 1910.
Responsibility: Linda Simon.
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This first full biography of William James in nearly a generation brings us the man alive in all his complexity. Intellectual rebel, romantic pragmatist, aristocratic pluralist, James was both a towering figure of the nineteenth century and a springboard into the twentieth. Constitutionally opposed to the rigidity and stability of the nineteenth century, James guided his generation toward the ambivalence, unpredictability, and indeterminacy of the times that followed. His explorations of pluralism and pragmatism nurtured ideas that continue to shape our society. Profiting from a rich range of sources, among them 1,500 letters written between James and his wife, Alice, Linda Simon creates an intimate portrait of this multifaceted and contradictory man.

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