The Will to Believe and Human Immortality

The Will to Believe and Human Immortality

Two books bound together, from religious period of one of the most renowned and representative thinkers. Illuminations of age-old religious questions from a pragmatic perspective, written in a luminous style.

Author: William James

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486119076

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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Two books bound together, from religious period of one of the most renowned and representative thinkers. Illuminations of age-old religious questions from a pragmatic perspective, written in a luminous style.
Categories: Psychology

The Will to Believe

The Will to Believe

Intellect, will, belief, chance, and free will are among the topics touched upon in two works by the American psychologist

Author: William James

Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000029423392

Category: Philosophy

Page: 450

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Intellect, will, belief, chance, and free will are among the topics touched upon in two works by the American psychologist
Categories: Philosophy

The Will to Believe

The Will to Believe

Author: William James

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044009965237

Category: Belief and doubt

Page: 362

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Categories: Belief and doubt

The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy and Human Immortality

The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy and Human Immortality

An Unabridged, Unaltered Edition To Include A Comprehensive Index: The Will To Believe - Is Life Worth Living - The Sentiment Of Rationality - Reflex Action And Theism - The Dilemma Of Determinism - The Moral Philosopher And The Moral Life ...

Author: William James

Publisher: Watchmaker Pub

ISBN: 1603863907

Category: Education

Page: 348

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An Unabridged, Unaltered Edition To Include A Comprehensive Index: The Will To Believe - Is Life Worth Living - The Sentiment Of Rationality - Reflex Action And Theism - The Dilemma Of Determinism - The Moral Philosopher And The Moral Life - Great Men And Their Environment - The Importance Of Individuals - On Some Hegelisms - What Physical Research Has Accomplished - Index
Categories: Education

The Will to Believe

The Will to Believe

And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy, and Human Immortality William James. in all things. His sympathy can never know satiety or glut. I hope now that you agree with me that the tiresomeness of an over-peopled Heaven is a purely ...

Author: William James

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486202914

Category: Psychology

Page: 450

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Intellect, will, belief, chance, and free will are among the topics touched upon in two works by the American psychologist
Categories: Psychology

Human Immortality

Human Immortality

Originally a lecture given at Harvard as part of the Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality, this small volume is psychologist William James's updated second edition, which addresses criticisms levied against his original work on the nature of ...

Author: William James

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602060449

Category: Philosophy

Page: 84

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Originally a lecture given at Harvard as part of the Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality, this small volume is psychologist William James's updated second edition, which addresses criticisms levied against his original work on the nature of human immortality. James sees the individual soul as part of a greater soul, hidden behind the veil of death. And that greater soul, perhaps God, perhaps an essence that defies description, is eternal. James brings together modern science and mysticism to show his audience that the two are not as incompatible as they might have believed. Spiritual seekers, religious individuals, and even skeptics will find this discussion on the possibility of immortality thought-provoking and electric.American psychologist and philosopher WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910), brother of novelist Henry James, was a groundbreaking researcher at Harvard University and one of the most popular thinkers of the 19th century. Among his many works are Principles of Psychology (1890) and The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (1902).
Categories: Philosophy

Pragmatism and Naturalism

Pragmatism and Naturalism

James, William. 1912. “Address at the Emerson Centenary in Concord.” Memories and Studies. London: Longmans, Green. James, William. 1956a. “Is Life Worth Living?” In The Will to Believe, Human Immortality, 32–62. New York: Dover.

Author: Matthew C. Bagger

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231543859

Category: Religion

Page:

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Most contemporary philosophers would call themselves naturalists, yet there is little consensus on what naturalism entails. Long signifying the notion that science should inform philosophy, debates over naturalism often hinge on how broadly or narrowly the terms nature and science are defined. The founding figures of American Pragmatism—C. S. Peirce (1839–1914), William James (1842–1910), and John Dewey (1859–1952)—developed a distinctive variety of naturalism by rejecting reductive materialism and instead emphasizing social practices. Owing to this philosophical lineage, pragmatism has made original and insightful contributions to the study of religion as well as to political theory. In Pragmatism and Naturalism, distinguished scholars examine pragmatism’s distinctive form of nonreductive naturalism and consider its merits for the study of religion, democratic theory, and as a general philosophical orientation. Nancy Frankenberry, Philip Kitcher, Wayne Proudfoot, Jeffrey Stout, and others evaluate the contribution pragmatism can make to a viable naturalism, explore what distinguishes pragmatic naturalism from other naturalisms on offer, and address the pertinence of pragmatic naturalism to methodological issues in the study of religion. In parts dedicated to historical pragmatists, pragmatism in the philosophy and the study of religion, and pragmatism and democracy, they display the enduring power and contemporary relevance of pragmatic naturalism.
Categories: Religion

Faith and the Life of Reason

Faith and the Life of Reason

We shall refer to the Dover edition of 1956: The Will to Believe, Human Immortality, and Other Essays on Popular Philosophy, New York 1956, pp. 1–31. Henceforth we shall refer to this collection of essays as simply The Will to Believe.

Author: Y. King-Farlow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401029100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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This book brings together ideas and materials which we have discussed together over the years as friends and colleagues. We draw on four papers published by us both as co-authors and on several more papers published by King-Farlow alone. We wish to thank the editors and publishers of the following journals for permission to make use of matter or points which have appeared in their pages in the years indicated: The Philosophical Quarterly (1957, 1962, 1971); The Thomist (1958, 1971, 1972); The Inter national Philosophical Quarterly (1962); Theoria (1963); The Southern Journal of Philosophy (1963); Sophia (1965, 1967, 1969,1971); Philosoph ical Studies of Eire (1968, 1970, 1971); Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (1968); Analysis (1970); Religious Studies (Cambridge University Press, 1971; we acknowledge a debt to H. D. Lewis, Editor, on page 20). This book is not, however, a collection of reprinted articles. It is a continuous work which deals with a vital cluster of problems in the philosophy of religion. In this work we attempt to utilize both our earlier thoughts, often considerably revised, and our very recent ones in order to argue for the good sense and rationality of making certain strong forms of commitment to some basic elements of primary wisdom in the Judaeo Christian tradition. While pursuing the investigations which have led to the writing of this book we have found ourselves becoming indebted to many individuals and institutions.
Categories: Philosophy

William James Moral Philosophy and the Ethical Life

William James  Moral Philosophy  and the Ethical Life

The Morality and Immorality of “The Will-to-Believe”; and Part V. The Moral Implications of James's Lectures on Human Immortality. Most of James's writings in these sections follow chronological order, but there are some exceptions: ...

Author: Jacob L. Goodson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739190142

Category: Philosophy

Page: 442

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This edited volume demonstrates that a virtue-centered approach to the ethical life is a consistent feature of William James’s moral reasoning from the 1880s until his death in 1910. Little else, however, seems constant within James’s writings on moral philosophy and the ethical life, and this lack of constancy is what keeps James’s work of interest more than a century later.
Categories: Philosophy

In Search of the Ethical

In Search of the Ethical

William James , The Principles of Psychology ( New York : Henry Holt and Co. , 1890 ) . ... and the Moral Life " in The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy and Human Immortality ( New York : Dover Publication ...

Author: Abraham Edel

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412826136

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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The twentieth century has been rich in the variety of its ethical theories. Since the turn of the century, contending philosophical positions have tended to view ethics either as spiritual and separate from the natural world or as a function of bodily or material forces. Although both factions had roots in older philosophies, the speed and complexity of modern development, in science and technology engendered a multiplicity of smaller schools within traditonal domains. Li the fifth volume of "Science, Ideology, and Value, "Abraham Edel offers a consideration of some of the major moral theories of this troubled century and a guide to their historical development and context. In treating the newer and distinctively twentieth-century philosophical schools, Edel concentrates on movements rather than on the individual philosopher's rounded theory. The treatment of John Dewey comes in a chapter on pragmatic tests and ethical insights, while that of Edward Alexander Westermarck comes in a larger discussion of ethical relativism. Edel's consideration of John Rawls and Alasdair Maclntyre provides a broader lesson in the problems and pitfalls of dealing with ethical ideas apart from history and social context. Edel obse/ves that while the concepts of morality, and the theories in which they are enmeshed, have been familiar subject matter of ethical theory, the one topic that has been little explored is changes over time in ethical practice. While the fact of different moralities and the rise and fall of a given morality have been dealt with in a historical vein, how such changes have impacted the theory of ethics as such has received only limited treatment. Edel devotes significant space to this topic, noting that the study of moral change may yield both a deeper understanding of the functioning of morality within the social culture as well as new vistas on the function of ethical theories themselves.
Categories: Philosophy