Enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of the varieties of religious experience among his other important philosophical works are: the will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy (1897), pragmatism: a new name for some old ways of thinking (1907), the meaning of truth: a sequel to. William james : writings 1902-1910 : the varieties of religious experience / pragmatism / a pluralistic universe / the meaning of truth / some problems of philosophy / essays (library of america) [william james] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers philosopher and psychologist william james was the. Varieties of religious experience (1902) - culled from a series of lectures pre- sented by james as gifford lecturer at the pressed on my imagination in boyhood professor fraser's essays in philosophy lowing lectures the phenomena of religious experience must be considered when i handle them biologically and. Critically assess with reference to william james the arguments from religious experience in the book 'the varieties of religious experience', james concluded that religious experience testifies that “we can experience union with something larger than ourselves and in that union find our greatest peace” he defined such. Carrette, jeremy, ed william james and “the varieties of religious experience”: a centenary celebration new york: routledge, 2005 a collection of more than a dozen scholarly essays examining james and the history of psychology james , psychology, and religion and james and mysticism illustrated bibliographical. This essay was published in the blanton peale online encyclopedia of psychology of religion, 2009 robert walker gunn, ab, mdiv, stm, dmin, phd his book, the varieties of religious experience,[i] published in 1902, remains the classic work in the field in it he outlined the four characteristics of religious.
J relig health 2008 dec47(4):516-24 william james' the varieties of religious experience revisited hart cw(1) author information: (1)public, health, medicine, and psychiatry, weill cornell medical college, box 167, 1300 york avenue, new york, ny 10021, usa [email protected] this essay addresses the familial,. The varieties of religious experience” is a generous and endlessly insightful book about human nature 'the will to believe' instead of seeing a movie with friends, have everyone read the title essay of this collection and then go somewhere to argue about it 'a pluralistic universe' another. Buy the varieties of religious experience: a study in human nature by william james (isbn: 9781439297278) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
James wrote the varieties of religious experience at the end of a century of scientific advance that reacted against the unthinking faith of earlier times in this milieu, the bible was newly appreciated as just a collection of stories, and in the new science of psychology, religious experience could be explained away as a. The varieties of religious experience, first delivered as the gifford lectures in edinburgh, was published in 1902 and quickly established itself as a classic it ranks with its great predecessor, the principles of psychology, as one of william james's masterworks.
Like his brother, he was obsessed by the problem of expressing individual consciousness through language this is just one of the principal themes of the varieties of religious experience his only concern about religion is what it tells us about 'what goes on in the single private man' psychology aside. The will to believe, and other essays in popular philosophy human immortality: two supposed objections to the doctrine the varieties of religious experience: a study in human nature pragmatism: a new name for some old ways of thinking the meaning of truth: a sequel to “pragmatism” a pluralistic universe.