Essays in Radical Empiricism & A Pluralistic Universe
"Essays in Radical Empiricism", originally published in 1912. These 12 pieces display the influential philosopher's preoccupation with ultimate reality and his turn toward a metaphysical system. Originally published in journals between 1904 and 1906, these essays argue in favor of a pluralistic universe. James denies that experience can be defined in terms of an absolute f...more
Hardcover, 361 pages
Published June 1st 1967 by Peter Smith Publ. Inc. (Gloucester, MA)
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Jun 05, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: James fans
Recommended to Erik by: Hans Seigfried
I probably read this essay collection for Hans Seigfried's course on Nietzsche during the first semester of 1982/83 at Loyola University Chicago. The emphasis of the class was on the relationship of American Pragmatism to the German philosopher. In addition to Nietzsche and James we also read Dewey.
William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have la...moreMore about William James...