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Pragmatism is the most famous single work of American philosophy. Its sequel, The Meaning of Truth, is its imperative and inevitable companion. The definitive texts of both works are here available for the first time in one volume, with an introduction by the distinguished contemporary philosopher A. J. Ayer.

In Pragmatism James attacked the transcendental, rationalist tradition in philosophy and tried to clear the ground for the doctrine he called radical empiricism. When first published, the book caused an uproar. It was greeted with praise, hostility, ridicule. Determined to clarify his views, James collected nine essays he had written on this subject before he wrote Pragmatism and six written later in response to criticisms by Bertrand Russell and others. He published The Meaning of Truth in 1909, the year before his death.

These two works show James at his best full of verve and good humor. Intent upon making difficult ideas clear, he is characteristically vigorous in his effort to make them prevail.

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Pragmatism is the most famous single work of American philosophy. Its sequel, The Meaning of Truth, is its imperative and inevitable companion. The definitive texts of both works are here available for the first time in one volume, with an introduction by the distinguished contemporary philosopher A. J. Ayer.

Synopsis:

James attacks the transcendental, rationalist tradition in philosophy and tries to clear the ground for the doctrine he called radical empiricism.

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Introduction by A. J. Ayer

Pragmatism

Notes

The Meaning of Truth

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674697379
Introduction:
James, William
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Introduction by:
James, William
Introduction:
Ayer, James, William, A.J.
Introduction:
James, William
Author:
James, William
Author:
Ayer, A. J.
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Pragmatism
Subject:
History - 19th Century
Subject:
James, william, 1842-1910
Subject:
Truth
Subject:
Movements - Pragmatism
Subject:
History & Surveys - 19th Century
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Works of William James
Series Volume:
S200
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 16 oz

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