The Heart of William James

The Heart of William James

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William James made what are called a€œcontributionsa€ to the fields of psychology, philosophy, and religious studies. But, as editor Robert Richardson explains, just as we do not read Thoreau, Whitman or Emerson for their professional a€œcontributions, a€ but for their continuing power to motivate and inspire our individual personal lives, so we can read William James to learn how to live a better life. Richardson, author of a recent James Bio (William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism), presents a chronological collection of some of Jamesa€™ most notable writing. Richardsona€™s introduction to the book covers Jamesa€™ life and development, preparing the reader to track both through the volumea€™s essays. The short introductions to each essay provide context for the piece and reflect on its impact and continuing relevance.... prompt, and cheerful people who make publishing with Harvard University Press a pleasure as well as an honor. a€œWhat Is an Emotion?a€ is reprinted by permission of the publisher from The Works of William Jamesa€”Essays in Psychology, anbsp;...

Title:The Heart of William James
Author:William James, Robert D Richardson
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2010-08-31


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