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Varieties of Religious Experience
ly, it would seem illogical to try to measure the worth of a religion’s fruits in merely human terms of value. How CAN you measure their worth without considering whether the God really exists who isExpand
The Will to Believe
Essays First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson Introduction and Notes lrjoseph Slater Text established by Alfred R. Feguson atndJeanti Fergusoil (Carr The present edition provides for the first time anExpand
The moral equivalent of war
The war against war is going to be no holiday excursion or camping party. The military feelings are too deeply grounded to abdicate their place among our ideals until better substitutes are offeredExpand
What makes a life significant
IN my previous talk, 'On a Certain Blindness,' I tried to make you feel how soaked and shot-through life is with values and meanings which we fail to realize because of our external and insensibleExpand
A Pluralistic Universe: Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the Present Situation in Philosophy
In his famous lectures at Oxford University in 1908 and 1909, William James made a sustained and eloquent case against absolute idealism and intellectualism in philosophy. Ever since Socrates andExpand
Schrödinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality, John Gribbin. 1995. Little, Brown and Company, New York, NY. 288 pages. ISBN: 0-316-32838-3. $23.95
Psychology is a two-part exploration of the concept of psychology as the science of behavior. The first part describes the traditional commitments of the scientific method and spells out theExpand
The will to believe (From The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy).
  • W. James
  • Sociology, Philosophy
  • 22 September 2000
Preface 1. The will to believe 2. Is life worth living 3. The sentiment of rationality 4. Reflex action and theism 5. The dilemma of determinism 6. The moral philosopher and the moral life 7. GreatExpand
The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life
  • W. James
  • Philosophy
  • The International Journal of Ethics
  • 1 April 1891
justice which some persons have is as eccentric a variation, from the natural-history point of view, as is the passion for music or for the higher philosophical consistencies which consumes the soulExpand
Pragmatism and Other Writings
The writings of William James represent one of America's most original contributions to the history of ideas. Ranging from philosophy and psychology to religion and politics, James composed the mostExpand
On a certain blindness in human beings.
William James' strong beliefs in a pragmatic theory of truth - that truth is only as relevant as its effect on us - lead to these absorbing essays on fact and belief. Within them is a fascinatingExpand