William james was an original thinker in and between the disciplines of physiology, psychology and philosophy his twelve-hundred page masterwork, the principles of psychology (1890), is a rich blend of physiology, psychology, philosophy, and personal reflection that has given us such ideas as the stream of thought and the baby's impression of the world as one great blooming. Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition that began in the united states around 1870 its origins are often attributed to the philosophers william james, john dewey, and charles sanders peirce. William james (1842-1910) argued for a philosophy of democracy and pluralism that advocates individual and collective responsibility for our social arrangements, our morality, and our religion in james' view, democracy resides first and foremost not in governmental institutions or in procedures. James, samuel william, collection, (k0846) 003 cubic foot (1 folder) the collection contains sixteen photocopies of photographs of samuel william james during his time as a lieutenant in missouri national guard, second infantry regiment, company d in the spanish-american war.
William james made his reputation with his psychology (1890) before becoming the chief popularizer of pragmatism in a series of lectures at columbia university in 1906 within psychology, he opposed the abstract elementalism of the so-called wundt-titchener tradition and (b) the narrow physicalism of the somatic style that reduced all. W illiam james's ragmatism pring olume anderbilt niversity oard of trust 3 you crave the true principle of the universe, be it god, or matter, or another you feel that once you know the. You can read his recent essay, the cold war, on the ludwig von mises institute website his column, the old cause, appears each monday on antiwarcom his column, the old cause, appears each monday on antiwarcom.
Mark twain 1835-1910 biography although born samuel langhorne clemens, the author adopted what is one of the most famous pen names in literature, mark twain, from a mississippi river slang phrase. Book reviews → the moral equivalent of war (william james) book reviews → waging peace: the art of war for the antiwar movement (scott ritter) reviewing scott ritter's waging peace: the art of war for the antiwar movement — a challenge to the anti-war movement to move on from ineffectiveness. Carter used this phrase from the classic essay the moral equivalent of war derived from the speech given by american psychologist and philosopher william james, delivered at stanford university in 1906, and subsequent book, published in 1910, in which james considered one of the classic problems of politics: how to sustain political unity. Born in new york city on january 11, 1842, william james was the oldest of the five children of henry james, sr, and mary walsh james his oldest brother, henry james, jr, the renowned writer of fiction, was followed by two other brothers and a sister the family frequently moved between. About william james: writings 1902-1910 (loa #38) philosopher and psychologist william james was the best known and most influential american thinker of his time the five books and nineteen essays collected in this library of america volume represent all his major work from 1902 until his death in 1910.
The work of william james, a leader of the pragmatic movement, was typical of many contemporary tendencies, one of which was the attempt to locate the role of science in knowledge and culture trained in medicine, james hoped to protect the autonomy of. This essay explores several philosophical objections to war in william james's on the moral equivalent of war and on a certain blindness more concerned with the interiority of war than just. This paper revisits william james's 1906 speech, the moral equivalent of war, to look at the relationship of religion, particularly christianity, to war and violence. William james: writings 1902-1910 by william james philosopher and psychologist william james was the best known and most influential american thinker of his time the five books and nineteen essays collected in this library of america volume represent all his major work from 1902 until his death in 1910. William james (1842-1910) is an undeniably central figure in the history of american philosophy, no matter how you define 'american philosophy' he is also central for a number of philosophical traditions that have featured prominently in america, including pragmatism, empiricism, and pluralism.
Papers, 1861-1864, of captain william h allison (1838-1904) of richmond, virginia, consisting of passes, furlough papers, medical certificates and notices, courts martial, transfer papers, receipts, and other items concerning personnel of company h, 25th virginia infantry battalion. The more than fifty articles, essays, and reviews in this volume, collected here for the first time, were published by william james over a span of some twenty-five years. The moral equivalent of war by william james this essay, based on a speech delivered at stanford university in 1906, is the origin of the idea of organized national service. Relevant primary works (in apa format) james, w (1920) letter to sarah wyman whitman in henry james, (ed), the letters of william james (vol ii: 90(original letter sent 1899. James's notion of personal religion down to an anti-institutional, solipsistic essence is to risk misunderstanding the seldom- discussed social implications of his philosophy of religion.
The anti-imperialist league (1898) originally was formed to petition against the ratification of the treaty of paris and to combat the annexation of the philippines proud supporters of the anti-imperialist league include andrew carnegie, william james, samuel gompers, and mark twain the league's. Platform of the american anti-imperialist league (1899) those opposed to the new expansionism included republicans and democrats, business leaders such as andrew carnegie, the philosopher william james, prominent scholars such as william graham sumner, and literary figures such as mark twain and william dean howells. When william james stairs was born his father, a merchant, was scrounging for business, having been brought nearly to bankruptcy as a result of the postwar recession during the 1820s, however, the health of w m stairs's business improved considerably, and by 1832 he was in a position to remove his eldest son from the halifax grammar school. Ebooks-library publishes william james and other ebooks from all genres of literature, both fiction and non-fiction, historical documents and sheet music, all of which are available on a subscription basis.
• william james, the moral equivalent of war first delivered as an address at 1906 (published edition, 1910) understanding war: essays on clausewitz and. Among the essays included are the anti-imperialist address on the philippine question, on some mental effects of the earthquake, a candid personal account of the 1906 california disaster, and the moral equivalent of war, a call for the redirection of martial energies to peaceful ends, as well as essays on emerson, the role of. On 25 february 1906, the eminent psychologist and philosopher william james delivered an address entitled the moral equivalent of war at stan- ford university 1 in this lecture, james exhorted his audience to preserve.
William james william james (january 11, 1842, new york - august 26,1910, chocorua, new hampshire) was a pioneering american psychologist and philosopherhe wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and the philosophy of pragmatism.