Essays in Radical Empiricism

  title={Essays in Radical Empiricism},
  author={W. Heisig James}
  • W. James
  • Published 1 June 1907
  • Philosophy, Art
Essays in Radical Empiricism shows William James concerned with ultimate reality and moving toward a metaphysical system. The twelve essays originally appeared in journals between 1904 and 1906. James himself collected them to illustrate what he called "radical empiricism," but this volume was not published until 1912, two years after his death. Included are such seminal essays as "Does Consciousness Exist?" and "A World of Pure Experience." The distinguished scholar and biographer Ralph Barton… 
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  • Psychology
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  • 2010
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  • Philosophy
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