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William James Pragmatism in Focus : Routledge Philosophers in Focus Series - William James

William James Pragmatism in Focus

Routledge Philosophers in Focus Series

By: William James, Doris Olin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th July 1992
ISBN: 9780415040563
Number Of Pages: 264

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William James was the central figure of the historical' period of American philosophy - and Pragmatism was the most influential philosophical movement of the day. This volume brings together the original 1907 text of James' Pragmatism , in which James applies the theories of meaning and truth central to Pragmatism to metaphysics and religion, with a series of critical essays by prominent scholars, including G.E. Moore, Bertrand Russell and D.C. Phillips. Professor Olin's introduction reviews the articles reprinted, discusses James' response to the Russell and Pratt articles and evaluates the strength of the objections that have been advanced against James. The introduction also distinguishes between Pragmatism as a method for clarifying ideas, as a theory of truth, and as an epistemological theory. This edition of James' forceful, vigorous and humorous work will provide a useful introduction to James and to a major school of American philosophy.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Pragmatismp. 13
The Present Dilemma in Philosophyp. 21
What Pragmatism Meansp. 38
Some Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Consideredp. 54
The One and the Manyp. 71
Pragmatism and Common Sensep. 86
Pragmatism's Conception of Truthp. 99
Pragmatism and Humanismp. 116
Pragmatism and Religionp. 130
Meaning and Metaphysics in Jamesp. 143
Truth and Its Verificationp. 156
Professor James's 'Pragmatism'p. 161
William James's Conception of Truthp. 196
Notes on the Pragmatic Theory of Truthp. 212
Was William James Telling the Truth After All?p. 229
Indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9780415040563
ISBN-10: 0415040566
Series: Routledge Philosophers in Focus Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 30th July 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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