Some Problems of Philosophy (Works of William James #13) (Hardcover)

Before placing an order, please note:

  • You'll receive a confirmation email once your order is complete and ready for pickup. 
  • If you have a membership, please make a note of this in the order comments and we'll apply your discount.
  • If you place a pre-order in the same order as currently available titles, an additional shipping fee will be added to your order. 
  • Women & Children First is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Some Problems of Philosophy (Works of William James #13) By William James, Frederick Burkhardt (Foreword by), Peter H. Hare (Introduction by) Cover Image
By William James, Frederick Burkhardt (Foreword by), Peter H. Hare (Introduction by)
Unavailable from our sources

Other Books in Series

This is book number 13 in the Works of William James series.


Some Problems of Philosophy, William James's last book, was published after his death in 1910. For years he had talked of rounding out his philosophical work with a treatise on metaphysics. Characteristically, he chose to do so in the form of an introduction to the problems of philosophy, because writing for beginners would force him to be nontechnical and readable. The result is that, although this is James's most systematic and abstract work, it has all the lucidity of his other, more popular writings. Step by step the reader is introduced, through analysis of the fundamental problems of Being, the relation of thoughts to things, novelty, causation, and the Infinite, to the original philosophical synthesis that James called radical empiricism.

This is the seventh volume to be published in The Works of William James, an authoritative edition sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780674820357
ISBN-10: 0674820355
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: December 18th, 1979
Pages: 508
Language: English
Series: Works of William James