William James' lectures on Pragmatism from 1906/1907


William James


Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1912

Printing Details

New impression, hardback. Quarter cloth with paper covered boards. 21.5 × 13.5cm, 309pp.

A profoundly influential figure in American psychology, William James (1842–1910) was also a philosopher of note, who used Charles S. Peirce's theories of pragmatism as a basis for his own conception of that influential philosophy. For James, this meant an emphasis on "radical empiricism" and the concept that the meaning of any idea—philosophical, political, social, or otherwise—has validity only in terms of its experiential and practical consequences. James propounded his theories of pragmatism in this book, one of the most important in American philosophy.


A reading copy only. The spine is foxed, and the covers a little rubbed. There are previous owners' names to the ffep, and some underlining and marginal annotation throughout the book. The pages are foxed. However, a good working copy.

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