The Cambridge Companion to William James
Edited by Ruth Anna Putnam
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Cambridge Companion to William James by Ruth Anna Putnam
Book DescriptionWilliam James (1842-1910) was both a philosopher and a psychologist, nowadays most closely associated with the pragmatic theory of truth. The essays in this Companion deal with the full range of his thought as well as other issues, including technical philosophical issues, religious speculation, moral philosophy and political controversies of his time. The relationship between James and other philosophers of his time, as well as his brother Henry, are also examined. By placing James in his intellectual landscape the volume will be particularly useful to teachers and students outside philosophy in such areas as religious studies, history of ideas, and American studies. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to James currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of James.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521459068
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth Anna Putnam
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Hilary Putnam argues that all facts are dependent on cognitive values. Ruth Anna Putnam turns the problem around, illuminating the factual basis of moral principles. Together, they offer a pragmatic vision that in Hilary's words serves as a manifesto for what the two of us would like philosophy to look like in the twenty-first century and beyond."
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