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James, William 1842-1910

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Works: 2,104 works in 8,276 publications in 23 languages and 237,648 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Translator, Former owner, Annotator
Classifications: B945.J23, 150
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The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James( Book )

713 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 8,867 WorldCat member 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 )

316 editions published between 1869 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 5,241 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. There were four methods in James' psychology: analysis (i.e. the logical criticism of precursor and contemporary views of the mind), introspection (i.e. the psychologist's study of his own states of mind), experiment (e.g. in hypnosis or neurology), and comparison (the use of statistical means to distinguish norms from anomalies)
Talks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's ideals by William James( Book )

235 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,995 WorldCat member 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)
Writings, 1902-1910 by William James( Book )

41 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics
Psychology by William James( Book )

162 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref
The will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy by William James( Book )

181 editions published between 1896 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At most of our American Colleges there are Clubs formed by the students devoted to particular branches of learning; and these clubs have the laudable custom of inviting once or twice a year some maturer scholar to address them, the occasion often being made a public one. I have from time to time accepted such invitations, and afterwards had my discourse printed in one or other of the Reviews. It has seemed to me that these addresses might now be worthy of collection in a volume, as they shed explanatory light upon each other, and taken together express a tolerably definite philosophic attitude in a very untechnical way. Were I obliged to give a short name to the attitude in question, I should call it that of radical empiricism, in spite of the fact that such brief nicknames are nowhere more misleading than in philosophy. I say 'empiricism,' because it is contented to regard its most assured conclusions concerning matters of fact as hypotheses liable to modification in the course of future experience; and I say 'radical,' because it treats the doctrine of monism itself as an hypothesis, and, unlike so much of the half-way empiricism that is current under the name of positivism or agnosticism or scientific naturalism, it does not dogmatically affirm monism as something with which all experience has got to square"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Writings, 1878-1899 by William James( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,062 WorldCat member 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
Pragmatism by William James( Book )

131 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted psychologist and philosopher develops his own brand of pragmatism, based on theories of C.S. Peirce. Emphasis on "radical empiricism," versus the transcendental and rationalist tradition. One of the most important books in American philosophy
Essays in radical empiricism by William James( Book )

83 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Radical empiricism ; A pluralistic universe
The meaning of truth, a sequel to "Pragmatism," by William James( Book )

74 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 1,535 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
Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking; popular lectures on philosophy by William James( Book )

123 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member 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
Some problems of philosophy; a beginning of an introduction to philosophy by William James( Book )

65 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,467 WorldCat member 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
The principles of psychology by William James( Book )

7 editions published between 1918 and 1950 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member 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
The will to believe : and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortality by William James( Book )

11 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member 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
Essays in pragmatism by William James( Book )

46 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William James (1842-1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who had trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. The seven papers brought together in this volume provide an introduction to the philosophy of William James. The first and sixth are on philosophy: in them James deals with questions of method, asks what philosophy is and how it should go about its job. The remaining five are in philosophy: in them James deals with free will, morals, science and religion, his own views in religion, and the nature of truth. It would be difficult to suggest more persistent problems in philosophy. These papers introduce a reader to William James. They do more than that. Few authors are better able to communicate the spirit of humane philosophizing. These papers therefore provide a valuable introduction to American philosophy and, indeed, to philosophy itself
Essays on faith and morals by William James( Book )

39 editions published between 1942 and 2002 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pragmatism, and four essays from the meaning of truth by William James( Book )

47 editions published between 1907 and 1997 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1943 under title: Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking, and four essays, from The meaning of truth
Selected papers on philosophy by William James( Book )

67 editions published between 1917 and 1967 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member 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)
James and Dewey on belief and experience by William James( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member 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
Pragmatism : a new name for some old ways of thinking by William James( Book )

57 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted psychologist and philosopher develops his own brand of pragmatism, based on theories of C.S. Peirce. Emphasis on "radical empiricism," versus the transcendental and rationalist tradition. One of the most important books in American philosophy
 
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Džeimss, Viljams, 1842-1910

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