THE THOUGHT AND CHARACTER OF WILLIAM JAMES by Ralph Barton Perry
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THE THOUGHT AND CHARACTER OF WILLIAM JAMES

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Even if you didn't have the privilege of taking James' famous psychology course, even though you may not have any intelligence about philosophy, there is a great deal to fascinate and interest you in these two large volumes (1,500 or more pages). From some 500 letters, hitherto unpublished, which form the backbone of this book is woven a consecutive account of James' life and work. Volume I, Inheritance and Vocation, contains family and personal history and gives a vivid impression of James' delightful personality and diversity of interests: Volume II, Philosophy and Psychology carefully follows the development of James' final philosophical creed, with the letters linked by detailed and analytical comment on the part of the author. Primarily of interest to students of philosophy, somewhat limited by its size and cost, this is nevertheless a work of importance which has been admirably done.

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1935
ISBN: 0826512798
Publisher: Little, Brown