The Meaning of Truth (Works of William James #15) (Hardcover)

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By William James, Fredson Bowers (Editor), Ignas K. Skrupskelis (Associate Editor)
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This is book number 15 in the Works of William James series.


In Pragmatism, William James attacked the transcendental, rationalist tradition in philosophy and tried to clear the ground for the doctrine he called radical empiricism. The book caused an uproar; it was greeted with praise, hostility, and ridicule. Determined to clarify the pragmatic conception of truth, James collected nine essays he had written on this subject before he wrote Pragmatism and six written later in response to criticisms of that volume by Bertrand Russell and others. He published the collection under the title "The Meaning of Truth" in 1909, the year before his death.

The Meaning of Truth
shows James at his best--clear and readable as always, and full of verve and good humor. Intent upon making difficult ideas clear, he is also forceful in his effort to make them prevail.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780674558618
ISBN-10: 0674558618
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1975
Pages: 376
Language: English
Series: Works of William James