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Read online The Varieties of Religious Experience.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Varieties of Religious Experience Being the Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion Delivered in Edinburgh I am neither a theologian nor a scholar learned in the history of religions nor an anthropologist Psychology is the only branch of learning in which I am particularly versed To the psychologist the religious propensities of man must be at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution It would seem therefore as a psychologist the natural thing for me would be to invite you to a descriptive survey of those religious propensities When Wm James went to the University of Edinburgh to deliver a lecture series on natural religion he defined religion as the feelings acts amp experiences of individual men in their solitude so far as they apprehend themselves to stand in relation to whatever they may consider the divine Considering religion then not as it s defined by or takes place in the churches but as it s felt in everyday life he undertook a project that upon completion stands not only as one of the most important texts on psychology not only as a vitally serious contemplation of spirituality but for many one of the best works of nonfiction written in the th century Reading i The Varieties of Religious Experience i it s easy to see why Applying his analytic clarity to religious accounts from various sources he elaborates a pluralistic framework in which the divine can mean no single quality it must mean a group of qualities by being champions of which in alternation different men may all find worthy missions It s an intellectual call for serious religious tolerance indeed respect the vitality of which remains undiminished by William James

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The Will to Believe, Human Immortality and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy, Pragmatism and Other Writings, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking, The Principles of Psychology Vol 2, The Principles of Psychology, Writings, 1902-1910, The Principles of Psychology, Vol 1, The Writings of William James, The Meaning of Truth
The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from there is a perfect gift for everyone, In his introduction to this collection John McDermott presents James s thinking in all its manifestations stressing the importance of radical empiricism and placing into perspective the doctrines of pragmatism and the will to believe The critical periods of James s life are highlighted to illuminate the development of his philosophical and psychological thought br br The anthology features representive selections from i The Principles of Psychology The Will to Believe i and i The Variety of Religious Experience i in addition to the complete i Essays in Radical Empiricism i and i A Pluralistic Universe i The original edition of i Pragmatism i is included as well as classic selections from all of James s other major works Of particular significance for James scholarship is the supplemented version of Ralph Barton Perry s i Annotated Bibliography of the Writings of William James i with additions bringing it up to, This is the first inexpensive edition of the complete i Long Course in Principles of Psychology i one of the great classics of modern Western literature and science and the source of the ripest thoughts of America s most important philosopher As such it should not be confused with the many abridgements that omit key sections br The book presents lucid descriptions of human mental activity with detailed considerations of the stream of thought consciousness time perception memory imagination emotions reason abnormal phenomena and similar topics In its course it takes into account the work of Berkeley Binet Bradley Darwin Descartes Fechner Galton Green Helmholtz Herbart Hume Janet Kant Lange Lotze Locke Mill Royce Schopenhauer Spinoza Wundt and scores of others It examines contrasting interpretations of mental phenomena treating introspective analysis philosophical interpretations and experimental research br It remains unsurpassed today as a brilliantly written survey of William James timeless view of psychology, The work of William James contributed greatly to the burgeoning fields of psychology particularly in the areas of education religion mysticism and pragmatism The brother of novelist Henry James and of diarist Alice James William wrote several powerful essays expressing his ideas on the pragmatic theory of truth sentience and human beings right to believe In The Will to Believe James suggests that what a person holds to be true or attainable may exist through that person s belief in them regardless of a lack of physical evidence In a sense he advocates the theory of self fulfilling prophesies Human Immortality was a speech delivered during the annual Ingersoll Lectureship given in memory of George Goldthwait Ingersoll in at Harvard University These works are a prime example of the powerful influence William James has had on modern psychology and are still recognized today for their brilliance and revolutionary impacts on the field