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This well-organized compilation covers the primary topics for which James is still closely studied: the nature of experience; the functions of the mind; the criteria for knowledge; the definition of truth; the ethical life; and the religious life.
John R. Shook is the author of Dewey's Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality and Pragmatism: An Annotated Bibliography, 1898-1940. He is also the editor of Exuberant Skepticism by Paul Kurtz, The Future of Naturalism (with Paul Kurtz), F. C. S. Schiller on Pragmatism and Humanism (with Hugh P. McDonald), Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism, and other works. He is the director of education and a senior research fellow at the Center for Inquiry Transnational and a research associate in philosophy at the University at Buffalo.
Table of Contents
|Experience and Mind|
|What is an Emotion? (1884)||p. 47|
|The Stream of Consciousness (1892)||p. 67|
|The Self (1892)||p. 89|
|Does 'Consciousness' Exist? (1904)||p. 105|
|A World of Pure Experience (1904)||p. 123|
|How Two Minds Can Know One Thing (1905)||p. 147|
|Knowledge and Action|
|The Will to Believe (1897)||p. 157|
|The Function of Cognition (1909)||p. 179|
|What Pragmatism Means (1907)||p. 197|
|Pragmatism's Conception of Truth (1907)||p. 215|
|The Pragmatist Account of Truth and Its Misunderstanders (1909)||p. 233|
|The Meaning of the Word Truth (1909)||p. 251|
|Ethics and Religion|
|The Dilemma of Determinism (1897)||p. 255|
|The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life (1897)||p. 283|
|The Energies of Men (1907)||p. 307|
|The Varieties of Religious Experience: Philosophy (1902)||p. 325|
|The Varieties of Religious Experience: Conclusions (1902)||p. 345|
|Pragmatism and Religion (1907)||p. 365|
|Sources and Editing Methods||p. 411|
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