William James: Writings 1878-1899: Psychology: Briefer Course / The Will To Believe / Talks To Teachers And To Students / Essays by William JamesWilliam James: Writings 1878-1899: Psychology: Briefer Course / The Will To Believe / Talks To Teachers And To Students / Essays by William James

William James: Writings 1878-1899: Psychology: Briefer Course / The Will To Believe / Talks To…

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Hardcover | June 1, 1992

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Older brother of novelist Henry James, William James (1842-1910) was a philosopher, psychologist, physiologist, and professor at Harvard. James has influenced such twentieth-century thinkers as Richard Rorty, Jurgen Habermans, Michel Foucault, and Julia Kristeva.
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Title:William James: Writings 1878-1899: Psychology: Briefer Course / The Will To Believe / Talks To…Format:HardcoverDimensions:1212 pages, 8.15 × 5.14 × 1.48 inPublished:June 1, 1992Publisher:Library of America

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William James, a member of America's most illustrious intellectual family, is widely acclaimed as the country's foremost philosopher, the first of its psychologists, and a champion of religious pluralism. As the apostle of pragmatism, his influence on American thought is as strong now as it has ever been. James's emphasis on the creative power of faith, will, and action, his opening up of philosophy to the fresh air of ordinary experience, his fascination with alternative forms of belief and states of consciousness, and his impatience with dogmas of any kind--all make him a defender of individual experience, and earn him a place beside Emerson and Whitman as an exponent of American democratic culture. In this volume are the brilliant, engagingly written works of James's early and middle years. The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy advances the liberating argument that each of us has the right to believe in hypotheses that are not susceptible to proof and that such beliefs might actually change the world. The conversational style of these essay