Experiencing William James Belief in a Pluralistic World

Innbundet / 2017 / Engelsk

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2017
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University of Virginia Press
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06, P
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Experiencing William James Belief in a Pluralistic World

Innbundet / 2017 / Engelsk
William James has long been recognized as a central figure in the American philosophic tradition, and his ideas continue to play a significant role in contemporary thinking. Yet there has never been a comprehensive exploration of the thought of this seminal philosopher and psychologist. In Experiencing William James, renowned scholar James Campbell provides the fuller and more complete analysis that James scholarship has long needed.Commentators typically address only pieces of James's thought or aspects of his vision, often in an attempt to make the task of understanding James seem easier than it is or else to dismiss him as a philosophically unprepared if well-meaning amateur. The isolated nature of these examinations, too often divorced from the original contexts, badly hinders and even distorts their conclusions. Focusing on James's own ideas rather than his critiques of others, and drawing from a wealth of scholarship that includes the completed editions of his writings and correspondence, Experiencing William James provides an invaluable, comprehensive view of James as he participates in and advances the pragmatic spirit that is at the core of American philosophy. Taking the whole of the man's thinking into account, this book offers the richest perspective so far on this great but not fully comprehended intellectual.
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William James has long been recognised as a central figure in the American philosophic tradition, and his ideas continue to play a significant role in contemporary thinking. Yet there has never been a comprehensive exploration of his thought. In Experiencing William James, James Campbell provides the fuller and more complete analysis that James scholarship has long needed.
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In this one book Campbell (Univ. of Toledo) provides a comprehensive, concise, and balanced treatment of the full breadth of James's writings.... In this reviewer's opinion, this is the best available resource on the work of William James. Summing Up: Essential--CHOICEWith Experiencing William James, the third volume of his superb effort to comprehensively explain America's most public-spirited philosophers, James Campbell reconfirms his status as our wisest guide to what matters in American pragmatism. Campbell embraces James wholly, but not uncritically, which is the only way James would want to be embraced. Always indefatigable in his scholarship, Campbell has worked his way through the new editions of James's work--the payoff is a convincing vision of James's ongoing and paramount importance.--Carlin Romano, Ursinus College, University of PennsylvaniaJames Campbell has provided us with a book on the philosophy of William James that is without peer. It is the first book ever to discuss the philosophy of James in all of its contentions, parameters, and matters notably controversial. Nothing in the vast and conflicted literature pertaining to James can match the scholarship, the range, the clarity, the research of this volume.--John J. McDermott, Texas A&M University, editor of The Writings of William James
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James Campbell is Distinguished University Professor in Philosophy at the University of Toledo. He is the author of Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence and A Thoughtful Profession: The Early Years of the American Philosophical Association.
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ISBN13
9780813940472
Publisert
2017
Utgiver
Vendor
University of Virginia Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
328
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
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