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James, William 1842-1910

Works: 2,357 works in 9,159 publications in 22 languages and 252,254 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Honoree, Author of introduction, Former owner, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Composer, Annotator
Classifications: B945.J23, 150
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The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James( Book )

408 editions published between 1902 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 9,239 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 )

311 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 6,827 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 by William James( )

222 editions published between 1896 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 6,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged and unaltered replication of the first edition of The Will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy and the second edition of Human immortality
Essays in radical empiricism by William James( )

128 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 4,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Radical empiricism ; A pluralistic universe
The meaning of truth by William James( )

156 editions published between 1909 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 4,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1909 (one year before his death), philosopher William James collected several essays into this volume, meant as a sequel to his book "Pragmatism." He wanted to clarify his definition of the truth, and respond to criticism of his previous book
Psychology : briefer course by William James( Book )

204 editions published between 1891 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref
Talks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's ideals by William James( Book )

191 editions published between 1899 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,196 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 )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the role of religion in human lives, the nature of the universe, truth, pragmatism, war, politics, and metaphysics
The varieties of religious experience; a study in human nature; being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902 by William James( Book )

159 editions published between 1902 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: Being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902
Writings, 1878-1899 by William James( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,982 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, a new name for some old ways of thinking by William James( )

56 editions published between 1907 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lectures that follow were delivered at the Lowell institute in Boston in November and December, 1906, and in January, 1907, at Columbia University in New York."
Pragmatism by William James( Book )

157 editions published between 1907 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 1,898 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
Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking; popular lectures on philosophy by William James( Book )

119 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lectures that follow were delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston in November and December 1906, and in January 1907 at Columbia University in New York"--Pref."First edition, June 1907. Reprinted July (twice), October 1907"--Verso of t.p. Includes index. The present dilemma in philosophy -- What pragmatism means -- Some metaphysical problems pragmatically considered -- The one and the many -- Pragmatism and common sense -- Pragmatism's conception of truth -- Pragmatism and humanism -- Pragmatism and religion
Some problems of philosophy : a beginning of an introduction to philosophy by William James( Book )

71 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,667 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
James and Dewey on belief and experience by William James( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,651 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
The philosophy of William James : selected from his chief works by William James( Book )

51 editions published between 1900 and 1953 in English and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in pragmatism by William James( Book )

38 editions published between 1948 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selected bibliography": pages xvi. The sentiment of rationality.--The dilemma of determinism.--The moral philosopher and the moral life.--The will to believe.--Conclusions on varieties of religious experience.--What pragmatism means.--Pragmatism's conception of truth
The will to believe : and other essays in popular philosophy, and Human immortality by William James( Book )

18 editions published between 1903 and 2015 in English and held by 1,230 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
Selected papers on philosophy by William James( Book )

69 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 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)
Essays on faith and morals by William James( Book )

44 editions published between 1942 and 2002 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Writings, 1902-1910
The principles of psychologyThe will to believe and other essays in popular philosophyEssays in radical empiricismThe meaning of truthPsychology : briefer courseTalks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's idealsWritings, 1902-1910The varieties of religious experience; a study in human nature; being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902
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Džeimsas V.

Džeimsas Viljamas

Džeimss, Viljams, 1842-1910

Džejms, Uil'jam


Džems, Uil'âm.

Džėms, Uilʹjam 1842-1910

Džems, Vil'âm.

Džems, Vilʹjam 1842-1910

Dzhems, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1842-1910

Ǧamiz, Wīlīyām 1842-1910

Gulielmus James


James W.

James William

James, William 1842-1910

Jems Uilyam

Vilijam Džejms

Viljams Džeimss

Vilyam Ceyms

Ṿilyam Gʹaims 1842-1910

William James

William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist

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Wïlʹyam Djeýms

Γουΐλιαμ Τζέιμς

Вилијам Џејмс

Вільям Джеймс

Вільям Джеймс американський психолог і філософ, представник прагматизму

Джеймс У.

Джеймс, У 1842-1910

Джеймс У. философ, психолог 1842-1910

Джеймс, Уильям

Джемс Вилльям

Джемс, Вилльям 1842-1910

Джемс, Вильям

Джемс, Вильям, 1842-1910

Джемс, У.

Джемс, У 1842-1910

Джемс, У. (Уильям), 1842-1910

Джемс, Уильям 1842-1910

Джемс, Уильям американский философ и психолог

Джемс философ, психолог

Джемсъ, Вильямъ, 1842-1910

Джэмс Уилльям

Джэмс, Уилльям 1842-1910

Джэмс Уильям

Джэмс философ, психолог


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ג'יימס, וויליאם

ג'יימס, ויליאם 1842-1910

ג'יימס, וילים 1842-1910

ג'ימס, וילים

ג'ימס, וילים 1842-1910

ג'מס, ו.

ג'מס, וילים 1842-1910

ויליאם ג'יימס

ויליאם ג'יימס פסיכולוג ופילוסוף אמריקאי

جمس، وليم، 1842-1910

جيمز، ويليام، 1842-1910

وليم جيمس، 1842-1910

ولیم جیمز

ويليام جيمس

ویلیام جیمز

ویلیام جیمز فیلسوف و روان‌شناس آمریکایی

ویلیام جەیمز

وېليم جېمز

ۋىيليام دجەيمس

विलियम जेम्स

উইলিয়াম জেমস

ਵਿਲੀਅਮ ਜੇਮਜ਼

வில்லியம் ஜேம்ஸ்

ವಿಲಿಯಂ ಜೇಮ್ಸ್

വില്യം ജെയിംസ്

විලියම් ජේම්ස්

უილიამ ჯეიმსი ამერიკელი ფილოსოფოსი და ფსიქოლოგი

윌리엄 제임스

제임스, 윌리엄 1842-1910

វីលៀម ជែម


ウイリアム, ジェームズ

ジェイムズ, W

ジェイムズ, ウィリアム


ジェームズ, W.

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