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By Richard M. Gale

This 2004 ebook is an obtainable advent to the complete variety of the philosophy of William James. It portrays that philosophy as containing a deep department among a Promethean kind of pragmatism and a passive mysticism. The pragmatist James conceives of fact and that means as a way to regulate nature and make it do our bidding. The mystic James eschews using options in an effort to penetrate to the interior unsleeping center of all being, together with nature at huge. Richard Gale makes an attempt to harmonize those pragmatic and mystical views. This advent is drawn from and enhances the author's even more finished and systematic research The Divided Self of William James, a quantity that has got the top severe compliment. With its briefer compass and non-technical variety this advent will help to disseminate the main components of 1 of the nice smooth philosophies to a good wider readership.

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