Item description for The Divided Self of William James by Richard M. Gale...
This work offers an interpretation of the philosophy of William James. It focuses on the multiple directions in which James's philosophy moves and the inevitable contradictions that arise as a result. The first part of the book explores a range of James's doctrines in which he refuses to privilege any particular perspective: ethics, belief, free will, truth, and meaning. The second part of the book turns to those doctrines where James privileges the perspective of mystical experience. Richard Gale then shows how the relativistic tendencies can be reconciled with James's account of mystical experience. An appendix considers the distorted picture of James's philosophy that has been refracted down to us through the interpretations of his work by John Dewey.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.34" Width: 6.35" Height: 1.05" Weight: 1.53 lbs.
Release Date Aug 3, 2010
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521642698 ISBN13 9780521642699
Availability 109 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 28, 2016 06:52.
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More About Richard M. Gale
Richard M. Gale is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Richard M. Gale currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Richard M. Gale was born in 1932 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Pittsburgh.