William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic by Trygve ThrontveitWilliam James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic by Trygve Throntveit

William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic

byTrygve Throntveit

Hardcover | December 17, 2014

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Pragmatist philosopher William James has long been deemed a dubious guide to ethical reasoning. William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic overturns such thinking, demonstrating the consistency and coherence of James's efforts to develop a flexible but rigorous framework for individuals and societies seeking freedom, meaning, and justice in a world of interdependence, uncertainty, and change.

Trygve Throntveit received his PhD in History from Harvard University, USA and has taught courses in the intellectual, political, and international history at Harvard and Dartmouth colleges. An independent scholar, he has published essays in several academic collections and journals, including The Journal of the History of Ideas, Mode...
Title:William James and the Quest for an Ethical RepublicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:244 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:December 17, 2014Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230117821

ISBN - 13:9780230117822

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1.The Ethical Origins of James's Pragmatism
2.Religion and the Refinement of James's Pragmatism
3.The Ethical Republic
4.Citizen James
5. Legacies and Prospects

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"William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic is one of the most original books on James written in the last fifty years. Throntveit interprets the whole corpus of James's work as salient to the issues of ethical theory. He persuasively links James writings about religion to his writings about empiricism and pluralism as no other writer ever has." - David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History, University of California, Berkeley, USA