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Skrupskelis, Ignas K. 1938-

Overview
Works: 91 works in 362 publications in 1 language and 8,323 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Author of introduction, Annotator
Classifications: BF121, 191
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ignas K Skrupskelis
The basic writings of Josiah Royce by Josiah Royce( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of truth by William James( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member 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 principles of psychology by William James( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Principles of Psychology is a monumental text in the history of psychology, written by William James and published in 1890. William James (1842-1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. There were four methods in James' psychology: analysis (the logical criticism of precursor and contemporary views of the mind), introspection (the psychologist's study of his own states of mind), experiment (in hypnosis or neurology), and comparison (the use of statistical means to distinguish norms from anomalies). James discussed experiments on illusions, too (optical, auditory, etc.), and offered a physiological explanation for many of them, that "the brain reacts by paths which previous experiences have worn, and makes us usually perceive the probable thing, i.e. the thing by which on previous occasions the reaction was most frequently aroused." Illusions are thus a special case of the phenomenon of habit. Principles is an important source for the history of psychology in the 19th century
The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy by William James( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this 1897 publication, the American philosopher William James (1842-1910) brought together ten essays, some of which were originally talks given to Ivy League societies. Accessible to a broader audience, these non-technical essays illustrate the author's pragmatic approach to belief and morality, arguing for faith and action in spite of uncertainty. James thought his audiences suffered 'paralysis of their native capacity for faith' while awaiting scientific grounds for belief. His response consisted in an attitude of 'radical empiricism', which deals practically rather than ideologically with real-world phenomena. When facing a 'momentous' decision about belief, he says, we both can and must choose the best hypothesis. The first four essays apply this principle to religious faith, and the rest explore the pragmatic approach to such topics as determinism, ethics and individual achievement. James developed his ideas further in The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) and Pragmatism (1907), both of which are reissued in this series
Essays in philosophy by William James( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in Philosophy brings together twenty-one essays, reviews, and occasional pieces published by James between 1876 and 1910. They range in subject from a concern with the teaching of philosophy and appraisals of philosophers to analyses of important problems
Essays in religion and morality by William James( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William James : a reference guide by Ignas K Skrupskelis( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of William James by William James( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some problems of philosophy by William James( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking ; The meaning of truth, a sequel to Pragmatism by William James( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profoundly influential figure in American psychology, William James (1842-1910) was also a philosopher of note, who used Charles S. Peirce's theories of pragmatism as a basis for his own conception of that influential philosophy. For James, this meant an emphasis on "radical empiricism" and the concept that the meaning of any idea - philosophical, political, social, or otherwise - has validity only in terms of its experiential and practical consequences. James propounded his theories of pragmatism in this book, one of the most important in American philosophy. In a sense, he wished to test competing systems of thought in the "marketplace of actual experience" to determine their validity, i.e. whether adopting a particular philosophical theory or way of looking at the world makes an actual difference in individual conduct or in how we perceive and react to the varieties of experience. In these pages, James not only makes a strong case for his own ideas, but also mounts a powerful attack against the transcendental and rationalist tradition. For anyone interested in William James or the history of American philosophical thought, Pragmatism is an essential and thought provoking reference. In this handy, inexpensive edition, it will challenge and stimulate any thinking person
William and Henry James : selected letters by William James( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 216 letters offers an accessible, single-volume distillation of the exchange between celebrated brothers William and Henry James. Spanning more than fifty years, their correspondence presents a lively account of the persons, places, and events that affected the Euro-American world from 1861 until the death of William James in August 1910. An engaging introduction by John J. McDermott suggests the significance of the Selected Letters for the study of the entire family
The basic writings of Josiah Royce by Josiah Royce( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of William James by William James( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of William James by William James( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of William James by William James( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July 1899-1901 by William James( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of Josiah Royce by Josiah Royce( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of Josiah Royce by Josiah Royce( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of William James by William James( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La version électronique de "The Works of William James", faisant partie de la base de données de Intelex Past Masters, est l'édition complète de cette oeuvre. Éditée par Frederick H. Burkhardt, Fredson Bowers et Ignas K. Skrupskelis; Cambridge, Mass., Londres, Angleterre: Harvard University Press, 1975-1988
The correspondence of William James by William James( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La version électronique de "The Correspondence of William James", faisant partie de la base de données "The InteLex Past Masters", est l'édition électronique complète de la correspondance de James. Ce sont 12 volumes édités par Ignas K. Skrupskelis et Elizabeth M. Berkeley, avec la collaboration de Bernice Grohskopf et Wilma Bradbeer. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1992 - 2004
 
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Essays in religion and morality
Alternative Names
Skrupskelis, Ignas Kęstutis 1938-

Languages
English (150)

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Essays in religion and moralityThe correspondence of William JamesSome problems of philosophyPragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking ; The meaning of truth, a sequel to PragmatismWilliam and Henry James : selected lettersThe basic writings of Josiah RoyceThe correspondence of William JamesThe correspondence of William James