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The Heart of William James

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$25.00 • £20.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674065994

Publication Date: 09/03/2012

Academic Trade

368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 line illustration


  • Introduction by Robert Richardson
  • Note on the Texts
  • Chronology of William James’s Life
  • 1. What Is an Emotion?
  • 2. The Dilemma of Determinism
  • 3. The Perception of Reality
  • 4. The Hidden Self
  • 5. Habit
  • 6. The Will
  • 7. The Gospel of Relaxation
  • 8. On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings
  • 9. What Makes a Life Significant
  • 10. Philosophical Conceptions and Practical Results
  • 11. The Philippine Tangle
  • 12. The Sick Soul
  • 13. The Ph.D. Octopus
  • 14. Does ‘Consciousness’ Exist?
  • 15. The Energies of Men
  • 16. Concerning Fechner
  • 17. The Moral Equivalent of War
  • Notes
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A First Things Notable Book, 2010
  • A Guardian Book of the Year, 2010
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