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The Will to Believe

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$176.00 • £140.95 • €158.50

ISBN 9780674952812

Publication Date: 05/28/1979


528 pages

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

1 halftone

The Works of William James


  • Foreword
  • Introduction by Edward H. Madden
  • The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy
    • The Will to Believe
    • Is Life Worth Living?
    • The Sentiment of Rationality
    • Reflex Action and Theism
    • The Dilemma of Determinism
    • The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life
    • Great Men and Their Environment
    • The Importance of Individuals
    • On Some Hegelisms
    • What Psychical Research Has Accomplished
    • Index
  • Notes
  • A Note on the Editorial Method
  • The text of The Will to Believe
    • The History
    • The Documents
    • The Editorial Problem
  • Apparatus
    • Emendations
    • Textual Notes
    • Historical Collation
    • Alterations in the Manuscript
    • Word-Division
  • Appendixes
    • I. Notes for “The Will to Believe”
    • II. Journal Extracts Omitted from the Historical Collation
    • III. Notes for “Great Men and Their Environment”
    • IV. “Consciousness under Nitrous Oxide” from the Psychological Review
    • V. Empiricism and The Will to Believe
    • VI. Gizycki and James on “The Dilemma of Determinism”
  • General Index
  • Key to the Pagination of Editions

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