Pragmatism - A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking
This rare book contains an introduction to William James's ideas of philosophical pragmatism. Written in the highly readable and enjoyable style James is renowned for, this book will appeal not only to philosophy enthusiasts, but also to anyone in love with the possibilities of English prose. This fascinating book elucidates the reasons why students of philosophy are still reading his ideas a century after the lectures that comprise this work were delivered. Comprised of eight lectures given in Boston and New York in 1906 and 1907, this book provides a great summary of some of James's most important philosophical ideas and constitutes a must-read for anyone interested in this great philosopher's work. This book was originally published in 1907 and is proudly republished here with a new prefatory biography of its author. William James was an American psychologist and philosopher, hailed as the 'father of American psychology'. His other notable works include: Principles of Psychology (1890) and The Meaning of Truth (1909).
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