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William James (1) (1842–1910)

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William James, oldest of five children (including Henry James and Alice James) in the extraordinary James family, was born in New York City on January 11, 1842. He has had a far-reaching influence on writers and thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Broadly educated by private tutors näytä lisää and through European travel, James initially studied painting. During the Civil War, however, he turned to medicine and physiology, attended Harvard medical school, and became interested in the workings of the mind. His text, The Principles of Psychology (1890), presents psychology as a science rather than a philosophy and emphasizes the connection between the mind and the body. James believed in free will and the power of the mind to affect events and determine the future. In The Will to Believe (1897) and The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902), he explores metaphysical concepts and mystical experiences. He saw truth not as absolute but as relative, depending on the given situation and the forces at work in it. He believed that the universe was not static and orderly but ever-changing and chaotic. His most important work, Pragmatism (1907), examines the practical consequences of behavior and rejects the idealist philosophy of the transcendentalists. This philosophy seems to reinforce the tenets of social Darwinism and the idea of financial success as the justification of the means in a materialistic society; nevertheless, James strove to demonstrate the practical value of ethical behavior. Overall, James's lifelong concern with what he called the "stream of thought" or "stream of consciousness" changed the way writers conceptualize characters and present the relationship between humans, society, and the natural world. He died due to heart failure on August 26, 1910. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Uskonnollinen kokemus (1902) 5,246 kappaletta
The Principles of Psychology (1890) 746 kappaletta
Psychology: The Briefer Course (1892) 347 kappaletta
The Meaning of Truth (1909) 190 kappaletta
Sielutiede ja kasvatus (1899) 160 kappaletta
Essays in Radical Empiricism (1912) 157 kappaletta
The Philosophy of William James (1925) 148 kappaletta
Todellisen moneus (1909) 129 kappaletta
William James: Selected Writings (1997) 119 kappaletta
Essays on faith and morals (1947) 67 kappaletta
Selected papers on philosophy (1917) 61 kappaletta
William James: Essential Writings (1971) 53 kappaletta
The Heart of William James (2010) 48 kappaletta
The Will to Believe (1995) 45 kappaletta
The Letters of William James (1920) 41 kappaletta
Ihmisen kuolemattomuus (1956) 33 kappaletta
The Moral Equivalent of War (1910) 28 kappaletta
Habit (1976) 27 kappaletta
Memories and studies (1911) 27 kappaletta
On Some of Life's Ideals (1899) 25 kappaletta
Collected Essays and Reviews (1920) 11 kappaletta
The energies of men (2005) 10 kappaletta
Essays in religion and morality (1982) 9 kappaletta
Is Life Worth Living? (2005) 9 kappaletta
Pragmatism: Selections (1981) 8 kappaletta
On Vital Reserves (1988) 8 kappaletta
Text Book of Psychology (1892) 8 kappaletta
Introduction à la philosophie (1992) 7 kappaletta
A William James reader (1972) 6 kappaletta
Essays, comments, and reviews (1987) 5 kappaletta
Essays in Philosophy (1978) 4 kappaletta
Pragmatizm (Ciltli) (2019) 3 kappaletta
A World of Pure Experience (2014) 3 kappaletta
La théorie de l'émotion (2006) 2 kappaletta
Complete Works of William James (2013) 2 kappaletta
Does 'Consciousness' Exist? (1904) 2 kappaletta
Expériences d'un psychiste (2000) 2 kappaletta
Psychologie und Erziehung (2006) 2 kappaletta
The Social Self 1 kappale
L'idée de vérité (2013) 1 kappale

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AnkaraLibrary | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 23, 2024 |
_The Varieties of Religious Experience_ builds to the climax of James explaining his philosophy of Pragmatism. What I think is important here to the religion vs. rationalism debate is that James has no time for established religion, dogma, or theology. Rather, he focuses on the mystical, individual life-changing experiences people have in sensing the presence of a higher power. These experiences are as real as falling in love - they are a psychological phenomenon that, according to James, bubble up from the subconscious and have direct, pragmatic, positive effects on a person's life. What is missing here is a discussion of cultural influence on these experiences - why do people in Christian culture only frame these experiences in terms of Christianity? Do people lack a language outside of their culture to describe these mystical experiences?… (lisätietoja)
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jonbrammer | 35 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
The classic work by a brilliant psychologist on the variety and importance of religious experience.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 35 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 25, 2023 |
Selections from the writings of William James.
 
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