Higher Education

On James, 1st Edition

  • Robert Talisse Hunter College
  • Micah Hester Mercer University
  • ISBN-10: 0534583970  |  ISBN-13: 9780534583972
  • 85 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.50



ON JAMES, like other titles in the Wadsworth Philosopher's Series, offers a concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to this philosopher's most important ideas. Presenting the most important insights of well over a hundred seminal philosophers in both the Eastern and Western traditions, the Wadsworth Philosophers Series contains volumes written by scholars noted for their excellence in teaching and for their well-versed comprehension of each featured philosopher's major works and contributions. These titles have proven valuable in a number of ways. Serving as standalone texts when tackling a philosophers' original sources or as helpful resources for focusing philosophy students' engagements with these philosopher's often conceptually daunting works, these titles have also gained extraordinary popularity with a lay readership and quite often serve as "refreshers" for philosophy instructors.

Table of Contents

1. Lives in Transition: Experiencing James.
2. Taking Philosophy Personally: Psychology, Radical Empiricism, and a Return to Life.
3. Philososphy in Action: William James and Pragmatism.
4. Pluralism and the Moral Life.
5. Religious Commitment to a Moral Universe: James and "The Will to Believe."
Selected Works for Further Reading.