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The Jamesian Mind (2021)


William James (1842–1910) is widely regarded as the founding figure of modern psychology and one of the most important philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Renowned for his philosophical theory of pragmatism and memorable turns of phrase, such as ‘stream of consciousness’ and the ‘will to believe’, he made enormous contributions to a rich array of philosophical subjects, from the emotions and free will to religion, ethics, and the meaning of life. The Jamesian Mind covers the major aspects of James’s thought, from his early influences to his legacy, with over forty chapters by an outstanding roster of international contributors. It is organized into seven parts: Intellectual Biography Psychology, Mind, and Self Ethics, Religion, and Politics Method, Truth, and Knowledge Philosophical Encounters Legacy. In these sections fundamental topics are examined, including James’s conceptions of philosophical and scientific inquiry, habit, self, free will and determinism, pragmatism, truth, and pluralism. Considerable attention is also devoted to James in relation to the intellectual traditions of empiricism and Romanticism as well as to such other philosophical schools as utilitarianism, British idealism, Logical Empiricism, and existentialism. James’s thought is also situated in an interdisciplinary context, including modernism, sociology, and politics, showcasing his legacy in psychology and ethics. An indispensable resource for anyone studying and researching James’s philosophy, The Jamesian Mind will also interest those in related disciplines such as psychology, religion, and sociology.

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Review Araujo, Saulo de Freitas (2023) Review of "The Jamesian Mind". Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences (pp. 225-227). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Ferreri, Antonio M.
Leary, David E.
Croce, Paul J.
McGranahan, Lucas Robert
James, William
Ignas K. Skrupskelis, Elizabeth M. Berkeley
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
History of the Human Sciences
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
History of Psychology
University of Virginia Press
Vanderbilt University Press
University of California, Santa Cruz
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Oxford University Press
Pragmatism; instrumentalism
Correspondence and corresponding
Collected correspondence
James, William
Peirce, Charles Sanders
Dewey, John
James, Henry
Stumpf, Carl
Sidgwick, Henry
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
United States

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