Henry James and pragmatistic thought a study in the relationship between the philosophy of William James and the literary art of Henry James by Richard A. Hocks

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Published by The University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .

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  • James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • James, William, 1842-1910

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Bibliography: p. 249-254.

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Statementby Richard A. Hocks.
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LC ClassificationsPS2124 .H57
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Paginationxii, 258 p.
Number of Pages258
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Open LibraryOL5422506M
ISBN 100807812250
LC Control Number73016271

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Skeptical about philosophy, William James's brother, Henry, stood at the margins of this group, crafting his own version of pragmatism through his novels and short stories. Gregory Phipps argues that James's fiction weaves together the varied depictions of individuality, society, experience, and truth found in the works of Peirce, Holmes, and William James.

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and brother of novelist Henry James, is considered one of the most influential American philosophers and an example of how theories of knowledge may be applied to contemporary questions. James turned from physiology to psychology when he began teaching at Harvard in   William James's best books include The Varieties of Religious Experience, The Principles of Psychology and Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking.

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A finalist for the National Book. William James, –, American philosopher, b. New York City, M.D. Harvard, ; son of the Swedenborgian theologian Henry James and brother of the novelist Henry he joined the Harvard faculty as lecturer on anatomy and physiology, continuing to teach untilafter in the department of psychology and philosophy.

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A profoundly influential figure in American psychology, William James (–) was also a philosopher of note, who used Charles S. Peirce's theories of pragmatism as a basis for his own conception of that influential philosophy. For James, this meant an emphasis on "radical empiricism" and the concept that the meaning of any idea — philosophical, political, social, or 3/5(3).

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