The Will to Believe And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

By: James, William

Price: $325.00

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


KB19 Xvii, 332 pp. Index. 1st edition, 3rd printing of September 1897. Original olive green cloth with paper spine label. Boards have normal minor wear, all extremities a little rubbed, spine label bit faded and stained. Interior red and black title page, text clean and unmarked, index pages never separated, all very good except the last two blanks have extensive light pencil notes. A good copy. William James was the father of American psychology and the brother of author Henry James. William James "...defends the right to violate the principle of evidentialism in order to justify hypothesis venturing. This idea foresaw 20th century objections to evidentialism and sought to ground justified belief in an unwavering principle that would prove more beneficial. 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 life. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 332 pages

Title: The Will to Believe And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

Author Name: James, William

Categories: Philosophy,Social Sciences, First/Limited/Signed Editions,

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Publisher: New York, London And Bombay, Longmans Green and Co.: 1897

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10070

Keywords: Pragmatism Functional Psychology Theosophical Society,