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On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings ❮Download❯ ➿ On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings ➺ Author William James – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk William James s strong beliefs in a pragmatic theory of truth that truth is only as relevant as its effect on us lead to these absorbing essays on fact and belief Within them is a fascinating theory o Certain Blindness ePUB ´ William Certain Blindness in Human Epub / James s strong beliefs in a pragmatic theory of truth that truth is only as relevant as its effect on On a Kindle - us lead to these absorbing essays on fact and belief Within them is a fascinating theory of reality that suggests nothing is a Certain Blindness ePUB ☆ truly real without examination through human empathy and experienceThroughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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  • Paperback
  • 115 pages
  • On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings
  • William James
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 0141043946

About the Author: William James

Certain Blindness ePUB ´ Librarian Certain Blindness in Human Epub / Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this nameWilliam James January , August , was On a Kindle - an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician The first educator to offer a psychology course in the a Certain Blindness ePUB ☆ United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labelled him the Father of American psychology Along with Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey, he is considered to be one of the greatest figures associated with the philosophical school known as pragmatism, and is also cited as one of the founders of the functional psychology He also developed the philosophical perspective known as radical empiricism James work has influenced intellectuals such as mile Durkheim, W E B Du Bois, Edmund Husserl, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hilary Putnam, and Richard RortyBorn into a wealthy family, James was the son of the Swedenborgian theologian Henry James Sr and the brother of both the prominent novelist Henry James, and the diarist Alice James James wrote widely on many topics, including epistemology, education, metaphysics, psychology, religion, and mysticism Among his most influential books are Principles of Psychology, which was a groundbreaking text in the field of psychology, Essays in Radical Empiricism, an important text in philosophy, and The Varieties of Religious Experience, which investigated different forms of religious experienceWilliam James was born at the Astor House in New York City He was the son of Henry James Sr a noted and independently wealthy Swedenborgian theologian well acquainted with the literary and intellectual elites of his day The intellectual brilliance of the James family milieu and the remarkable epistolary talents of several of its members have made them a subject of continuing interest to historians, biographers, and criticsJames interacted with a wide array of writers and scholars throughout his life, including his godfather Ralph Waldo Emerson, his godson William James Sidis, as well as Charles Sanders Peirce, Bertrand Russell, Josiah Royce, Ernst Mach, John Dewey, Macedonio Fern ndez, Walter Lippmann, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Jr Henri Bergson and Sigmund FreudWilliam James received an eclectic trans Atlantic education, developing fluency in both German and French Education in the James household encouraged cosmopolitanism The family made two trips to Europe while William James was still a child, setting a pattern that resulted in thirteenEuropean journeys during his life His early artistic bent led to an apprenticeship in the studio of William Morris Hunt in Newport, Rhode Island, but he switched in to scientific studies at the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard UniversityIn his early adulthood, James suffered from a variety of physical ailments, including those of the eyes, back, stomach, and skin He was also tone deaf He was subject to a variety of psychological symptoms which were diagnosed at the time as neurasthenia, and which included periods of depression during which he contemplated suicide for months on end Two younger brothers, Garth Wilkinson Wilky and Robertson Bob , fought in the Civil War The other three siblings William, Henry, and Alice James all suffered from periods of invalidismHe took up medical studies at Harvard Medical School in He took a break in the spring of to join naturalist Louis Agassiz on a scientific expedition up theRiver, but aborted his trip after eight months, as he suffered bouts of severe seasickness and mild smallpox His studies were interrupted once again due to illness in April He traveled to Germany in search of a cure and remained there until November at that time he was years old During this period, he.



10 thoughts on “On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings

  1. Richard Newton Richard Newton says:

    This is a book with some interesting parts, and occasionally a wonderful few sentences of prose It could be of interest to anyone interest in the meaning of truth Mostly it is a straightforward read, and much is enjoyable, but its origin as a series of lectures is apparent and it can be a little dull at times There are some very interesting concepts explored, but I find it hard to consider this as one of the most important ideas of time to justify its place in Penguins Great Ideas series This is a book with some interesting parts, and occasionally a wonderful few sentences of prose It could be of interest to anyone interest in the meaning of truth Mostly it is a straightforward read, and much is enjoyable, but its origin as a series of lectures is apparent and it can be a little dull at times There are some very interesting concepts explored, but I find it hard to consider this as one of the most important ideas of time to justify its place in Penguins Great Ideas series some of which are truly wonderful If you are interested in the pragmatic theory of truth, or early twentieth century intellectual oddities, it may be worth a try, otherwise I would give it a miss

  2. Peter Peter says:

    A collection of lectures by William James carefully selected for thematic unity by the good people at Penguin With his characteristic wit, clarity and precision, James explains the method of pragmatism and then uses it to address questions of whether life is worth living, the belief in the existence of God and free will, among others A top shelf book.

  3. Alan Alan says:

    I ve always wanted to read William James Considered America s only true contributor to the Western philosophical cannon, James pragmatist approach to life is a real breath of fresh air This anthology of essays covers a lot ranging from James thoughts on how to live a good life, to the tenants of pragmatism, and to the importance of memory My only criticism is of how fragmented this anthology is I feel as if it tries to cover too much in too little a space.

  4. Ana Ana says:

    Get ready for some dense and academic writing with some sprinklings of other people s poetry and prose.On a Certain Blindness in Human BeingsThe Tigers in IndiaIs Life Worth LivingWhat Pragmatism MeansSome Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Considered

  5. Kevin Varney Kevin Varney says:

    I like the covers of this series books, although I think they are expensive I bought this because I was intrigued by the quote on the front, which were When you and I, for instance, realize how many innocent beasts have had to suffer in cattle cars and slaughter pens and lay down their lives that we might grow up, all fattened and clad, to sit together in comfort and carry on this discourse, it does indeed, put our relation to the universe in asolemn light.I have recently been concerned a I like the covers of this series books, although I think they are expensive I bought this because I was intrigued by the quote on the front, which were When you and I, for instance, realize how many innocent beasts have had to suffer in cattle cars and slaughter pens and lay down their lives that we might grow up, all fattened and clad, to sit together in comfort and carry on this discourse, it does indeed, put our relation to the universe in asolemn light.I have recently been concerned about the welfare of farm animals, having read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safron Foer, and Farmageddon by Philip Lymbery However, this quote was only a supplementary point in a lecture titled Is Life Worth Living There is nothing else on the subject of animal welfare, except to make the point that a dog undergoing viva section is incapable of understanding what it is suffering for The quote gives an indication of the style it is written in There are lots of parenthesized clauses it s a bit bombastic It is a little difficult to follow I might have understoodif I had made the effort, but I did not think it was worth it I am sure anything of interest wasclearly explained in the Open University Introduction to Social Science

  6. Smiley Smiley says:

    I found reading William James s 5 essays in this book inspiring and challenging since he has written with ideas, reasons and arguments appropriate to his readers however, the last two on What Pragmatism Means and Some Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Considered seem to satisfy those having good background on his philosophy who would better understand them, especially, in the field of pragmatism.

  7. Conor Fogarty Conor Fogarty says:

    Everyone, teachers and college kids, should read this book Not just because you could probably get it free online, but, the second lecture in particular, carry such passionate weight and the ability to stir up a true sense of deep postulation of the human condition as well as the looking into the future of our lives makes this an excellent read

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