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The Jamesian Mind

Edited by: Sarin Marchetti

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367140007
eBook ISBN: 9780429029639
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429029639
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William James (1842?1910) is widely regarded as the founding figure of modern psychology and one of the most important philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Renowned for his philosophical theory of pragmatism and memorable turns of phrase, such as ?stream of consciousness? and the ?will to believe?, he made enormous contributions to a rich array of philosophical subjects, from the emotions and free will to religion, ethics, and the meaning of life.

The Jamesian Mind covers the major aspects of James?s thought, from his early influences to his legacy, with over forty chapters by an outstanding roster of international contributors. It is organized into seven parts:

  • Intellectual Biography
  • Psychology, Mind, and Self
  • Ethics, Religion, and Politics
  • Method, Truth, and Knowledge
  • Philosophical Encounters
  • Legacy.

In these sections fundamental topics are examined, including James?s conceptions of philosophical and scientific inquiry, habit, self, free will and determinism, pragmatism, truth, and pluralism. Considerable attention is also devoted to James in relation to the intellectual traditions of empiricism and Romanticism as well as to such other philosophical schools as utilitarianism, British idealism, Logical Empiricism, and existentialism. James?s thought is also situated in an interdisciplinary context, including modernism, sociology, and politics, showcasing his legacy in psychology and ethics.

An indispensable resource for anyone studying and researching James?s philosophy, The Jamesian Mind will also interest those in related disciplines such as psychology, religion, and sociology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  William James Download PDF
Chapter  2:  William James Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Young William James, almost a philosopher Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The psychological roots of William James's thought Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The evolutionary logic of freedom Download PDF
Chapter  6:  William James on emotion Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Only across and beyond Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The self in James's Principles  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  James on personal identity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  James's rejection of the unconscious Download PDF
Chapter  11:  James and psychical research Download PDF
Chapter  12:  On willing to believe Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Pragmatist moral philosophy and moral life Download PDF
Chapter  14:  James and the ethical importance of grace  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The ethical consequences of interests Download PDF
Chapter  16:  William James on religion as effort, surrender, and power Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Faith, theology, and human nature Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Strenuous citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  19:  James's political consciousness Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The gospel of heroism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Pragmatism as a temper Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Emotion, experience, and philosophical truth in early James Download PDF
Chapter  23:  James's pragmatic maxim and the “elasticity” of meaning Download PDF
Chapter  24:  William James's psychology of truth Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Sense and common sense in William James Download PDF
Chapter  26:  William James's pluralisms Download PDF
Chapter  27:  James's radicalization of empiricism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  James and the ‘East’ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  James and the ancient world Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Around or through Kant? Download PDF
Chapter  31:  William James, Romanticism, and the “humanistic principle” Download PDF
Chapter  32:  James, British empiricism, and the legacy of utilitarianism Download PDF
Chapter  33:  “The moral earth, too, is round” Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Radical empiricism, British idealism, and the reality of relations Download PDF
Chapter  35:  James, verificationism, and logical empiricism Download PDF
Chapter  36:  James and Heidegger on truth Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The will to believe in one's true being Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Learning from correct blindness Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The legacy of James within Putnam's philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  40:  William James and the quest for meaningful measurement Download PDF
Chapter  41:  William James and the scientific mindset Download PDF
Chapter  42:  A self properly embodied Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Jamesian feminism in a time of polarization Download PDF
Chapter  44:  James and bioethics Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Do we love the creatures of the future enough? Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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