William James made what are called acontributionsa 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 acontributions, 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. Richardsonas introduction to the book covers Jamesa life and development, preparing the reader to track both through the volumeas 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. aWhat Is an Emotion?a is reprinted by permission of the publisher from The Works of William JamesaEssays in Psychology, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Heart of William James|
|Author||:||William James, Robert D Richardson|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 2010-08-31|