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William James - American Writers 88

William James - American Writers 88: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1970
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    William James - American Writers 88
    Book Description:

    William James. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5163-4
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. William James
    (pp. 5-45)

    InA Pluralistic UniverseWilliam James declares that “a philosophy is the expression of a man’s intimate character, and all definitions of the universe are but the deliberately adopted reactions of human characters upon it.” Whether or not this opinion holds true for the whole history of philosophy, it was profoundly true in the life and character of William James himself, and is a suggestive clue to his contributions to both psychology and philosophy. His own somatic problems led him to study psychology, and his personal concern with the relations of his mind and body underlay all his philosophical speculations....

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)