Religion in the philosophy of William James by Julius Seelye Bixler

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  • James, William, 1842-1910.,
  • Religion -- Philosophy.

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Statementby Julius Seelye Bixler.
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LC ClassificationsB945.J24 B4 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 225 p. ;
Number of Pages225
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Open LibraryOL5184777M
ISBN 100404590462
LC Control Number75003049

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Religion in the philosophy of William James. "This study of the religious philosophy of William James is a Revision of the author's thesis presented for the degree of doctor of philosophy in Yale university."--Preface.

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a philosophical look into religion and freewill in the light of james william - philosophy project topics and materials for final year researchAuthor: Chrisantus Oden. William James was a philosopher and psychologist from New York City. His book ‘The Varieties of Religious Experience: a study in human nature’ summarises the author’s ‘Gifford Lectures’ (renowned lectures in natural theology- based on reason and ordinary experience) given in in Edinburgh - It has been argued to be the most important book ever written on the topic of religious /5.

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Through his philosophy of pragmatism William James justifies religious beliefs by using the results of his hypothetical venturing as evidence to support the hypothesis' truth. Therefore, this doctrine allows one to assume belief in a god and prove its existence by what the belief brings to one's mater: Harvard University, MD ().

William James explores the uniquely religious experience from a psychological viewpoint as distinguished from mere cynicism or pseudo-science. His approach was highly influential with the emergent 12 Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, which emphasized the personal discovery of a power sufficient to effect an entire psychic by: The E-mail Address(es) you entered is(are) not in a valid format.

Please re-enter recipient e-mail address(es). You may send this item to up to five recipients. Separate up to five addresses with. Philosophy books This article is more O ne of the many spiritual confessions that William James records in The Varieties of Religious The study of religion, and the philosophy.

Free download or read online The Varieties of Religious Experience pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in May 9thand was written by William James. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this philosophy, religion story are George Fox, Walt Whitman.4/5. William James (shelved 7 times as philosophy-of-religion) avg rating — 9, ratings — published William James ()- an academic, pragmatist and theologian he believed that religious experience was at the heart of religion.

He provides the 4 criteria for religious experience and rests his conclusion on 3 key principles: empiricism, pragmatism and pluralism. David C. Lamberth, William James and the Metaphysics of Experience [Cambridge Studies in Religion and Critical Though, No.

Paul Jerome Croce - - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion Author: Julius Seelye Bixler. This remarkable book is still in use today in the fields of psychology, religion, and philosophy (see for example, Charles Taylor’s () Varieties of Religious Today: William James Re-Visited or Bridgers, L.

() Contemporary Varieties of Religious Experience. Lanham MD: Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield). William James To E.P.G. IN FILIAL GRATITUDE AND LOVE This book would never have been written had I not been honored with an appointment as Gifford Lecturer on Natural Religion at the University of Edinburgh.

In casting about me for subjects of the two courses of ten The Varieties of Religious Experience. Supervised by a team of scholars, each a specialist in his field, The Works of William James fills the long-standing need for an authoritative, standard edition of the philosopher’s works.

The General Editor and supervisor of the project is Frederick Burkhardt, formerly a professor of philosophy and then a college resident, is President Emeritus of the American Council of. The "science of religion" is an important element in the interpretation of William James's work and in the methodology of the study of religion.

An authority on pragmatism and the philosophy of religion, Wayne Proudfoot and a stellar group of contributors from a variety of disciplines including religion, philosophy, psychology, and history.

William James ( - ) was a 20th Century American philosopher and psychologist, and is generally considered one of the most influential of all American philosophers. Along with Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey, he is recognized as one of the founders of the largely American philosophical school of was also a believer in the philosophical doctrines of.

William James on the Philosophy of Religious Experience on Febru Aug By Matthew T. Segall I must begin by quoting that “adorable genius” (as Whitehead called him in Science and the Modern World), William James. William James and the Transatlantic Conversation focuses on the American philosopher and psychologist William James () and his engagements with European thought, together with the multidisciplinary reception of his work on both sides of the Atlantic since his death.

James's encounters with European thinkers and ideas ran throughout his early life and across his distinguished. This book offers a new perspective on the philosopher, psychologist, and religious thinker William James.

Using biographical materials, manuscripts, and analysis, the author develops the first systematic reading of James' world-view of radical Price: $ James's other philosophical writings include The Will to Believe (), The Varieties of Religious Experience (), Pragmatism (), A Pluralistic Universe (), The Meaning of Truth (), Some Problems in Philosophy (), and Essays in Radical Empiricism ().

In this lecture we examine some of William James's ideas from his famous work "Varieties of Religious Experience". We look at his conception of religion. William James - William James - Career in philosophy: James now explicitly turned his attention to the ultimate philosophic problems that had been at least marginally present along with his other interests.

Already inin a lecture at the University of California on philosophical conceptions and practical results, he had formulated the theory of method known as pragmatism.

James, William () The Varieties of Religious Experience Leuba, James H. () Psychological Origin and Nature of Religion Freud, Sigmund () The Future of an Illusion Jung, Carl () Psychology and Religion Roberts, David E.

() Psychotherapy and A Christian View of Man Allport, Gordon () The Individual and His ReligionFile Size: 1MB. Looking for books by William James. See all books authored by William James, including The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, and Pragmatism, and more on   ‘WILLIAM JAMES: IN THE MAELSTROM OF AMERICAN MODERNISM’ If you’re like me, reading James will make you want to know more about him.

Robert D. Richardson’s first-rate biography is the place. Yet readers lured by its subtitle, “How William James Can Save Your Life,” will soon find themselves wrestling with philosophy, psychology and religious studies, though not in scholars’ bone.

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. These lectures concerned the. William James was criticized in his day (and ours) for his radical empiricism and pragmatic lack of interest in abstract philosophy, metaphysics and theology.

Well, yes, true enough. William James - William James - Interest in psychology: In James was appointed instructor in physiology at Harvard College, in which capacity he served until But he could not be diverted from his ruling passion, and the step from teaching physiology to teaching psychology—not the traditional “mental science” but physiological psychology—was as inevitable as it was revolutionary.

William James, preeminent American philosopher and one of the founders of the field of psychology, is revered today as one of our country’s greatest thinkers. Echoing the sentiments of many of his European compatriots, Sigmund Freud memorialized him as “the one authentic American genius that I.

"The Varieties of Religious Experienceis certainly the most notable of all books in the field of the psychology of religion and probably destined to be the most influential [one] written on religion in the twentieth century," said Walter Houston Clark inPsychology Today. The book was an immediate bestseller upon its publication in June /5(16).

In his approach to religious experience, William James writes that he had to face a hard problem: “first, to defend ‘experience’ against ‘philosophy’ as the real backbone of the world. Why does William James agree philosophy should not be so optimistic. Rationalism tends to assume that there is a God, that this God is good, and that this God must have made a perfect world.

But William James agrees that Shopenhauer and Voltaire make a good argument when they point out that there is a lot of suffering and pain in the world that.

'The Varieties of Religious Experience is certainly the most notable of all books in the field of the psychology of religion and probably destined to be the most influential [one] written on religion in the twentieth century,' said Walter Houston Clark in Psychology Today.

The book was an immediate bestseller upon its publication in June Pages:. To call "Varieties of Religious Experience" a classic is an understatement. What I find really amazing is that it was written in James was first known for his work with "functionalism" in psychology, essentially making him the first modern psychologist moving psychology away from the realm of by: About The Varieties of Religious Experience “A milestone in religious thought James combines a positive approach to religion with a non-dogmatic and thoroughly empirical approach to the religious life.

The combination is not only rare but creative.” -Reinhold Niebuhr.

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