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The Correspondence of William James, Vol. 1

by William James, Elizabeth M. Berkeley

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780813913384






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Synopsis of The Correspondence of William James, Vol. 1

The final volume of US philosopher and psychologist James' (1842-1910) correspondence with his family and friends documents his aging and illness. During the two years covered, he delivered in Oxford the Hibbert Lectures on the present condition of philosophy, which was published in 1908 as A Pluralistic Universe; wrote The Meaning of Truth defending his pragmatic conception of truth; and worked on a textbook on metaphysics that was published posthumously as Some Problems of Philosophy. His philosophical correspondents at the end of his life remained those he had nurtured earlier. In addition to the texts of the letters, explanatory notes for each letter, a calendar, a chronology of letters, a biographical register, and other scholarly paraphernalia are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

About the Author, William James

Ignas K. Skrupskelis is Professor Emeritus of Philosphy at the University of South Carolina and a lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. Elizabeth M. Berkeley was Editorial Coordinator of The Works of William James. John J. McDermott is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Texas A&M University.

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