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Assigned in class in 1993, I have finally completed reading William James The Varieties of Religious Experience Upon beginning the book a few months ago, I posted a confession about my never having read it in class at the time nor after, despite its central importance in my philosophic worldview, profession, etc Here s that confession escottjones.typepad myquesJames does something which still seems vital than a century later A thoroughly educated progressive, he takes religious experience serio [...]
James is one of the greatest American minds He was a thinker ahead of his time a postmodern thinker before postmodernism a prepostmodern You ll do well to spend some time with William James.
The Varieties of Religious Experience and Pragmatism are superb, but the remaining material mainly serves as an apology for these two books Definitely interesting, but do we really need 1300 pages My favorite section of Varieties is actually a footnote that quotes a letter a philosopher at Amherst wrote to James Mr Blood and I agree that the revelation is, if anything, non emotional It is utterly flat It is, as Mr Blood says, the one sole and sufficient insight why, or not why, but how, the pres [...]
William James In The Library Of AmericaThe great philosopher and psychologist William James 1842 1910 is best known as the founder, with C.S Peirce and John Dewey, of the distinctively American philosophy of pragmatism James is that indeed, but he is much as well This volume of the Library of America series consists of five books and nineteen essays by James written between 1902 and 1910 A separate Library of America volume includes James s earlier writing, including Psychology, A Briefer Cours [...]
Undoubtedly William James most popular book, I found this to be, as it always is with James, a joy to read His style kept me going when both the combination strange ideas and impenetrable prose of his cited examples retarded my progress His focus on the individuality of experience was what struck me as central and certainly most important to me the mature individualist that I am While I was not convinced by the mysticism surveyed or the various rationalizations of religious pondering, I came awa [...]
Much there to return to, but his admiration for Bergson is my touchstone If scientists and philosophers want to return to working on problems defined by their degree of consequence to the living world, then James work will be of great value to them.
Specifically looked at The Meaning of Truth W.J spent many words on many pages to say things like it depends and it changes and too many people have too many different ideas about it.
I think I m gonna return to William James a lot in my academic papers specially The Varieties of Religious Experience and Pragmatism
Love William James.
Very powerful insight into the nature and extent of human religious experiences.