William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism

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Mariner Books #ad - A member of one of the most unusual and notable of American families, the novelist Henry James; and his sister, James struggled to achieve greatness amid the brilliance of his theologian father; his brother, Alice James. After studying medicine, he ultimately realized that his true interests lay in philosophy and psychology, a choice that guided his storied career at Harvard, where he taught some of America’s greatest minds.

But it is james’s contributions to intellectual study that reveal the true complexity of man. Often cited as the “father of american psychology, teaching, ” William James was an intellectual luminary who made significant contributions to at least five fields: psychology, religious studies, philosophy, and literature.

William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism #ad - A magnificent biography. The washington Post. Richardson has crafted an exceptionally insightful work that explores the mind of a genius, resulting in “a gripping and often inspiring story of intellectual and spiritual adventure” Publishers Weekly, starred review. The definitive biography of the fascinating William James, philosophy, whose life and writing put an indelible stamp on psychology, teaching, and religion—on modernism itself.

In this biography that seeks to understand james’s life through his work—including Principles of Psychology, The Varieties of Religious Experience, and Pragmatism—Robert D.

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Emerson: The Mind on Fire

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University of California Press #ad - The great spokesman for individualism and self-reliance turns out to have been a good neighbor, an activist citizen, a loyal brother. Throughout this book, Emerson's unquenchable vitality reaches across the decades, and his hold on us endures. This is not merely a study of Emerson's writing and his influence on others; it is Emerson's life as he experienced it.

Here is an emerson who knew how to laugh, who was self-doubting as well as self-reliant, and who became the greatest intellectual adventurer of his age. Richardson has, as much as possible, his letters, his many journals and notebooks, let Emerson speak for himself through his published works, his reported conversations.

The vitality of his writings and the unsettling power of his example continue to influence us more than a hundred years after his death. Drawing on a vast amount of new material, including correspondence among the Emerson brothers, Richardson gives us a rewarding intellectual biography that is also a portrait of the whole man.

Emerson: The Mind on Fire #ad - These pages present a young suitor, a grief-stricken widower, an affectionate father, and a man with an abiding genius for friendship. We see the failed minister, the struggling writer, the political reformer, the poetic liberator. The emerson of this book not only influenced thoreau, and Frost, he also inspired Nietzsche, Dickinson, William James, Virginia Woolf, Baudelaire, Marcel Proust, Whitman, Fuller, and Jorge Luis Borges.

Brings to life an emerson very different from the old stereotype of the passionless Sage of Concord. Ralph waldo emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion, and literature.

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Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind

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University of California Press #ad - In this new biography, based on a reexamination of Thoreau's manuscripts and on a retracing of his trips, Robert Richardson offers a view of Thoreau's life and achievement in their full nineteenth century context. The two years thoreau spent at walden Pond and the night he spent in the Concord jail are among the most familiar features of the American intellectual landscape.

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Delphi Complete Works of William James Illustrated Delphi Series Nine Book 22

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Delphi Classics #ad - Du bois, edmund husserl, Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein. James established the philosophical school known as pragmatism and is also cited as a founder of functional psychology. B. Noted for his rich and vivid literary style, while his work went on to influence intellectuals such as Émile Durkheim, James developed the philosophical perspective known as radical empiricism, W.

E. For the first time in digital publishing, with numerous illustrations, this eBook presents James’ complete works, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. Version 1* beautifully illustrated with images relating to james’ life and works* detailed introductions to the major texts* all the published books by william james, including the posthumous collection: ‘Collected Essays and Reviews’* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts, with individual contents tables* Features rare essays appearing for the first time in digital publishing, with original footnotes* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the essays* Easily locate the essays you want to read* Includes James’ letters – spend hours exploring the philosopher’s personal correspondence* Features James’ brother Henry’s seminal biography ‘Notes of a Son and Brother’* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genresPlease visit www.

Delphi Complete Works of William James Illustrated Delphi Series Nine Book 22 #ad - Delphiclassics. Com to browse through our range of exciting titlescontents:the booksthe principles of psychologypsychology briefer coursethe will to believe and other essayshuman ImmortalityTalks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life’s IdealsThe Varieties of Religious ExperiencePragmatismA Pluralistic UniverseThe Meaning of TruthSome Problems of PhilosophyMemories and StudiesEssays in Radical EmpiricismCollected Essays and ReviewsThe EssaysList of Essays in Chronological OrderList of Essays in Alphabetical OrderThe LettersThe Letters of William JamesThe BiographyNotes of a Son and Brother by Henry JamesPlease visit www.

Delphiclassics. Com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks.

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The Collected Works of William James 8 collections of William James containing dozens of lectures all with active table of contents.

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#ad - It includes an active table of contents, as well as an active TOC for each work to allow smooth navigation. This collection contains dozens of lectures from William James, the American pioneer of psychology and philosophy. The collection includes:the will to believe and other essays in popular philosophy 1897talks to teachers on psychology and to students on Some of Life’s Ideals 1899The Varieties of Religious Experience 1902Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking 1907A Pluralistic Universe 1909The Meaning of Truth: A Sequel to Pragmatism 1909Memories and Studies 1911Essays in Radical Empiricism 1912.

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Tolstoy: A Russian Life

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - She sheds light on tolstoy’s remarkable journey from callow youth to writer to prophet; discusses his troubled relationship with his wife, Sonya; and vividly evokes the Russian landscapes Tolstoy so loved and the turbulent times in which he lived.  . Born into an aristocratic family, tolstoy spent his existence rebelling against not only conventional ideas about literature and art but also traditional education, organized religion, family life, and the state.

In november 1910, count Lev Tolstoy died at a remote Russian railway station. At the time of his death, more revered than the tsar, he was the most famous man in Russia, with a growing international following. This biography of the brilliant author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina “should become the first resort for everyone drawn to its titanic subject” Booklist, starred review.

Tolstoy: A Russian Life #ad - In “an epic biography that does justice to an epic figure, including fascinating material that has only become available since the collapse of the Soviet Union Library Journal, ” Rosamund Bartlett draws extensively on key Russian sources, starred review.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

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ABRAMS Press #ad - Physically handicapped by weak eyesight, violent headaches and bouts of nausea, this Nietzsche made short shrift of self-pity and ostentatious displays of compassion. The protean diversity of his writings make him one of the most influential of modern philosophers, yet his often paradoxical statements can be properly understood only within the context of his restless, tragic life.

Friedrich nietzsche was the most fearlessly provocative and original thinker in Western history. An accessible, anecdotally rich” biography of the profoundly influential 19th century philosopher, author of Beyond Good and Evil and The Will to Power Kirkus Reviews. The son of a lutheran clergyman, whom he adored, he became a fearless agnostic who proclaimed, in Thus Spake Zarathustra that “God is dead!”   Curtis Cate’s refreshingly accessible new biography brilliantly distills and clarifies Nietzsche’s ideas and the reactions they elicited.

Friedrich Nietzsche #ad - This book explores the musical and philosophical influences that inspired his thought, the subtle workings of his creative process, and the acute physical suffering he combated from his adolescence until his final mental collapse of January 1889. Cutting through the academic jargon and clearing away the prejudices that have become associated with Nietzsche’s name, Cate reveals a man whose ideas continue to have prophetic relevance and incredible vibrancy today.

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First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process

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University Of Iowa Press #ad - Emerson’s advice grew from his personal experience; in practically every moment of his adult life he was either preparing to write, trying to write, or writing. Whether a writer by trade or a novice, every reader will find something to treasure in this volume. Richardson shows us an emerson who is no granite bust but instead is a fully fleshed, creative person disarmingly willing to confront his own failures.

Writing was the central passion of Emerson’s life. Emerson urges his readers to try anything—strategies, tricks, makeshifts—speaking not only of the nuts and bolts of writing but also of the grain and sinew of his determination. Instead, in robert richardson’s hands, the biographical and historical context in which Emerson worked becomes clear.

First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process #ad - While his thoughts on the craft are well developed in “the poet, “goethe, ” Nature, ” “The American Scholar, ” and “Persian Poetry, ” less well known are the many pages in his private journals devoted to the relationship between writing and reading. Fearlessly wrestling with “the birthing stage of art, ” Emerson’s counsel on being a reader and writer will be read and reread for years to come.

. Here, and unconventional advice on the idea of writing, is the Concord Sage’s energetic, for the first time, exuberant, focused and distilled by the preeminent Emerson biographer at work today. Emerson advised that “the way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent. First we read, then we write contains numerous such surprises—from “every word we speak is million-faced” to “talent alone cannot make a writer”—but it is no mere collection of aphorisms and exhortations.

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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - The last section discusses some of the fundamental twentieth-century ideas they are associated with. The club was probably in existence for about nine months. They do not develop according to some inner logic of their own but are entirely depent -- like germs -- on their human carriers and environment. It begins with the civil war and s in 1919 with Justice Holmes's dissenting opinion in the case of U.

S. The one thing we know that came out of it was an idea -- an idea about ideas. No records were kept. This is a book about a way of thinking that changed American life. They thought that ideas are produced not by individuals, but by groups of individuals -- that ideas are social. It is not a history of philosophy but an absorbing narrative about personalities and social history, a story about America.

The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America #ad - And they thought that the survival of any idea deps not on its immutability but on its adaptability. The metaphysical club is the winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for History. A riveting, original book about the creation of modern American thought. The metaphysical club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, in 1872, Massachusetts, to talk about ideas.

Abrams-the basis for the constitutional law of free speech.

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The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 2

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Dover Publications #ad - In its course it takes into account the work of berkeley, darwin, janet, lange, Kant, Helmholtz, Lotze, Spinoza, Descartes, Schopenhauer, Galton, Binet, Green, Wundt, Bradley, Herbart, Locke, Mill, Royce, Fechner, Hume, and scores of others. It examines contrasting interpretations of mental phenomena, philosophical interpretations, treating introspective analysis, and experimental research.

Although the book originally appeared nearly 75 years ago, it remains unsurpassed today as a brilliantly written survey of William James’ timeless view of psychology. This is the first inexpensive edition of the complete Long Course in Principles of Psychology, one of the great classics of modern Western literature and science and the source of the ripest thoughts of America’s most important philosopher.

The Principles of Psychology, Vol. 2 #ad - As such, it should not be confused with the many abridgements that omit key sections. The book presents lucid descriptions of human mental activity, with detailed considerations of the stream of thought, consciousness, imagination, abnormal phenomena, reason, time perception, emotions, memory, and similar topics.

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The Elgin Affair: The True Story of the Greatest Theft in History

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Arcade Publishing #ad - In the elgin affair, intrigue, theodore vrettos re-creates in full and colorful detail of Lord Elgin’s exploits: a steamy tale of obsession, imprisonment, adultery, and financial ruin. The collection, known as the elgin marbles, now occupies its own room in the British Museum and continues to stir controversy over what Lord Byron referred to as a disgraceful act of vandalism.

. Along the way, lord nelson, including napoleon, Lord Byron, Sultan Selim III, he encounters some of the most famous names of nineteenth-century history, and Keats. As the napoleonic wars raged in the first years of the nineteenth-century, Scottish diplomat Lord Elgin committed one of the most notorious acts of art theft—or was it preservation?—in history.

The Elgin Affair: The True Story of the Greatest Theft in History #ad - Drawing on original source material letters, official government reports, cunning, thievery, Vrettos offers “a vividly told story of greed, deceit, and memoranda, and astonishing cultural arrogance” Tim O’Brien, obsession, diaries, author of The Things They Carried. With the blessing of the ottoman porte, Elgin removed friezes, metopes and slabs from the Parthenon and other Ancient Greek sites and transported them from Athens to London.

A new york times notable book chronicling the nineteenth-century scandal of the Elgin Marbles, their removal from the Parthenon, and Lord Elgin’s harrowing fate.

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