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James, William 1842-1910

Works: 2,460 works in 10,204 publications in 22 languages and 268,441 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Textbooks  Lectures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, htt, Correspondent, Composer, Dedicatee, Annotator
Classifications: BF121, 150
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The varieties of religious experience : a study in human nature by William James( Book )

419 editions published between 1902 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 9,420 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 )

360 editions published between 1869 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 6,992 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( )

221 editions published between 1896 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 4,736 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( )

136 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 4,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

62 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,888 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
Writings, 1902-1910 by William James( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

104 editions published between 1892 and 2017 in English and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in a rich, vivid style, the Briefer Course examines a wide range of topics: the importance and physical basis of habit; stream of consciousness ( a frame coined by James); self and the sense of personal identity; discrimination and association; the sense of time; memory; perception; imagination; reasoning; emotions compared to instincts; the will and voluntary acts; and a host of other subjects. (The book's long-outdated first nine chapters, dealing with such sensory processes as vision, hearing, and touch, have been omitted from this edition.) An enormous amount of what James wrote in the fledging days of psychology is still true, relevant, and thought-provoking today." -- Back cover
Pragmatism : a new name for some old ways of thinking by William James( )

94 editions published between 1901 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 2,296 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."
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 )

168 editions published between 1902 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

207 editions published between 1907 and 2021 in 15 languages and held by 2,131 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
Psychology by William James( Book )

135 editions published between 1891 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgement of the author's Principles of Psychology. Cf. Pref
Writings, 1878-1899 by William James( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,970 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
James and Dewey on belief and experience by William James( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,784 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
Talks to teachers on psychology and to students on some of life's ideals by William James( Book )

69 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1899, this collection of lectures given by James to teachers and students over the course of almost a decade was one of his most successful and popular works. It remains relevant today indeed, in its espousal of freedom of thought and tolerance for different points of view, it may be more relevant than ever
The philosophy of William James : selected from his chief works by William James( Book )

52 editions published between 1900 and 1953 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some problems of philosophy : a beginning of an introduction to philosophy by William James( Book )

80 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,635 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
Pragmatism, a new name for some old ways of thinking; popular lectures on philosophy by William James( Book )

79 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,599 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. They are printed as delivered, without developments or notes. The pragmatic movement, so-called—I do not like the name, but apparently it is too late to change it— seems to have rather suddenly precipitated itself out of the air. A number of tendencies that have always existed in philosophy have all at once become conscious of themselves collectively, and of their combined mission; and this has occurred in so many countries, and from so many different points of view, that much unconcerted statement has resulted. I have sought to unify the picture as it presents itself to my own eyes, dealing in broad strokes, and avoiding minute controversy. Much futile controversy might have been avoided, I believe, if our critics had been willing to wait until we got our message fairly out"--Preface
La volonté de croire by William James( )

67 editions published between 1899 and 2021 in 5 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faut-il opposer " croyance " et " réalité "? Quel est le rôle de la croyance dans notre rapport à la réalité? Dans certains cas, un phénomène ne peut se produire que s'il est précédé d'une foi antérieure à sa survenue. Un train est attaqué par des bandits : tous les voyageurs se laisseront piller parce que, si les bandits peuvent compter les uns sur les autres, chaque voyageur sait que sa résistance entraînerait sa mort. Or, si chaque voyageur avait foi en la réaction des autres, il réagirait et le pillage deviendrait impossible. La volonté possède un pouvoir créateur. La foi est performative, elle peut créer un fait. James ira jusqu'à écrire : " Dieu lui-même, en somme, peut puiser dans notre fidélité une véritable force vitale, un accroissement de son être." Le pragmatisme, dont William James (1842-1910) est l'un des principaux initiateurs, est le cadeau fait par l'Amérique à la philosophie. Cette tradition a brutalement disparu et perdu toute influence après la Seconde Guerre mondiale : la philosophie américaine s'est alors détournée de toute préoccupation éthique et politique pour laisser place aux jeux formels de la philosophie analytique. Le pragmatisme, que Gilles Deleuze avait déjà célébré, est aujourd'hui l'objet d'une redécouverte passionnée. -- []
Talks to teachers on psychology : and to students on some of life's ideals by William James( Book )

109 editions published between 1899 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,517 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)
A pluralistic universe : Hibbert lectures at Manchester College on the present situation in philosophy by William James( )

76 editions published between 1901 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. The types of philosophic thinking.--II. Monistic idealism.--III. Hegel and his method.--IV. Concerning Fechner.--V. The compounding of consciousness.--VI. Bergson and his critique of intellectualism.--VII. The continuty of experience.--VIII. Conclusions. Notes.--Appendices: A. The thing and its relations. B. The experience of activity. C. On the motion of reality as changing.--Index
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Writings, 1902-1910
The principles of psychologyThe will to believe and other essays in popular philosophyEssays in radical empiricismThe meaning of truth, a sequel to "Pragmatism,"Writings, 1902-1910Psychology : briefer coursePragmatism : a new name for some old ways of thinkingThe varieties of religious experience; a study in human nature; being the Gifford lectures on natural religion delivered at Edinburgh in 1901-1902
Alternative Names
Džeimsas V.

Džeimsas Viljamas

Džeimss, Viljams, 1842-1910

Džejms, Uil'jam

Džejms, Vilijam 1842-1910


Džems, Uil'âm.

Džėms, Uilʹjam 1842-1910

Džems, Vil'âm.

Džems, Vilʹjam 1842-1910

Džems, Villʹjam 1842-1910

Dzhems, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1842-1910

Ǧamiz, Wīlīyām 1842-1910

Gulielmus James


James W.

James, Willam 1842-1910

James William

James, William 1842-1910

Jaymz, Vīlyām 1842-1910

Jems Uilyam

Vilijam Džejms

Viljams Džeimss

Vilyam Ceyms

Ṿilyam Gʹaims 1842-1910

William James

William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist

William James americký psycholog

William James Amerikaans filosoof

William James Amerikalı filozof ve psikolog

William James amerikanische Psycholog und Philosoph

William James amerikansk filosof och psykolog

William James filósofo merikano

William James filósofo y psicólogo estadounidense

William James filozof i psycholog amerykański

William James psicòleg, filòsof i pedagog estatunidenc

William James psicologo e filosofo statunitense

William James psychologue et philosophe américain

William James US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Philosoph

William James usona filozofo

William James yhdysvaltalainen psykologi ja filosofi

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

Джеймс, Уильям, 1842-1910.

Джемс Вилльям

Джемс, Вилльям 1842-1910

Джемс, Вильям, 1842-1910.

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


Уильям Джеймс

Уильям Джеймс тарихы

Уильям Джемс американский философ и психолог

Уилям Джеймс

Ўільям Джэймз

Уільям Джэймс

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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

جىمز، وىلىام

جيمز، ويليام، 1842-1910

جيمس، وليم، 1842-1910

جيمس، ويليام، 1842-1910

وليم جيمس، 1842-1910

ولیم جیمز

ويليام جيمس

ويليام جيمس فيلسوف براغماتي وعالم نفس أمريكي

ویلیام جیمز

ویلیام جیمز فیلسوف و روان‌شناس آمریکایی

ویلیام جەیمز

وېليم جېمز

ۋىيليام دجەيمس

विलियम जेम्स

উইলিয়াম জেম্‌ছ আমেৰিকান দাৰ্শনিক, মনোবিজ্ঞানী

উইলিয়াম জেমস

উইলিয়াম জেমস মার্কিন দার্শনিক, মনোবিদ ও প্রয়োগবাদী

ਵਿਲੀਅਮ ਜੇਮਜ਼

வில்லியம் ஜேம்ஸ்

ವಿಲಿಯಂ ಜೇಮ್ಸ್

വില്യം ജെയിംസ്

විලියම් ජේම්ස්

უილიამ ჯეიმსი ამერიკელი ფილოსოფოსი და ფსიქოლოგი

윌리엄 제임스

제임스, 윌리엄 1842-1910

វីលៀម ជែម


ジェイムズ, W

ジェイムズ, ウィリアム


威廉·占士 美國哲學家與心理學家


威廉·詹姆士 美國哲學家與心理學家