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Experiencing William James: Belief in a Pluralistic World

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2018.07.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Campbell. Experiencing William James: Belief in a Pluralistic World, University of Virginia Press, 2017, 382 pp., $75.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780813940472. Reviewed by Jeremy Dunham, Durham University If you hang around with the Peirce crowd long enough, you'll probably hear this otherwise lovely group of people make what I consider to be a mean joke: "Of course, of the two brothers, Henry James was the real philosopher, and William the writer".[1] I suspect that James Campbell wouldn't consider this to be a mean joke at all. Campbell's James is not a traditional philosopher, but in some sense an artist who is able to use his (undoubtedly remarkable) literary skills to express his vision of the world. This book is an attempt to present William James's vision. Although it covers the many dimensions of James's thought in separate... Read More

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