William James and Phenomenology: A Study of the Principles of Psychology

William James and Phenomenology: A Study of the Principles of Psychology

Bruce Wilshire


This ebook is the broadcast model of Wilshire's dissertation at ny college. It locates James within the phenomenological culture revived by way of Franz Brentano, and it exhibits how James stimulated Edmund Husserl. James's phenomenology used to be very most likely encouraged by means of Charles Peirce's, however it can also be rather unique. Wilshire discloses how James's said purpose to pursue a dualistic and "scientific" department of psychological states from actual ones breaks down, and prepares the way in which for his later metaphysics of radical empiricism and for his probing interpretations of non secular reviews. It additionally clears the trail for detecting deep affinities to Indigenous world-views.

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