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William James on ethics and faith

Michael R. Slater

William James on ethics and faith

by Michael R. Slater

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • James, William, -- 1842-1910,
  • Religion and ethics

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael R. Slater.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB945.J24 S58 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23575938M
    ISBN 109780521760164
    LC Control Number2009025730

      The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. These lectures concerned the nature of religion and the.   Opposition to Clifford's ethics of belief is typically motivated, as it was in James's case, by the conviction that it precludes religious faith. But the conviction assumes that faith is .

    In this book, Timothy J. Madigan examines the continuing relevance of 'The Ethics of Belief' to epistemological and ethical concerns. He places the essay within the historical context, especially the so-called 'Victorian Crisis of Faith' of which Clifford was a key player. Can we be good without God? At first the answer to this question may seem so obvious that even to pose it arouses indignation. For while those of us who are Christian theists undoubtedly find in God a source of moral strength and resolve which enables us to live lives that are better than those we should live without Him, nevertheless it would seem arrogant and ignorant to claim .

    Johann Gottfried Herder and William James: Aspects of Anticipatory Thinking Ernest Menze. Making a Life Significant: William James on Higher Education and Civic Responsibility Pamela C. Crosby. Book Reviews: William James on Ethics and Faith. By Michael R. Slater Richard M. Gale. Imagining Minds: The Neuro-Aesthetics Of Austen, Eliot, and Hardy. Human Nature and the Fruits of Faith To write a masterly book on the contentious subject of religion without taking a partisan position is a remarkable achievement. William James, the.


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William James on ethics and faith by Michael R. Slater Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book offers a new interpretation of William James's ethical and religious thought. Michael Slater shows that James's conception of morality, or what it means to lead a moral and flourishing life, is intimately tied to his conception of religious faith, and argues that James's views on these matters are worthy of our by: William James on Ethics and Faith.

Published: J Michael R. Slater, William James on Ethics and Faith, Cambridge UP,pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Ellen Kappy Suckiel, University of California, Santa Cruz. William Kingdon Clifford's excellent treatise The Ethics of Belief is in this edition united with The Will to Believe; the spirited response by William James.

This book brings together the two essays which comprise the famous philosophical exchange between the mathematician William Kingdon Clifford and William James, a psychologist and by: The Ethical Perspective of William James.

Chapter 4 Club and was later added in his book The Will to Believe and as an important part of ethics and explored the concepts of God (as a. William James was criticized in his day (and ours) for his radical empiricism and pragmatic lack of interest in abstract philosophy, metaphysics and.

This book offers a new interpretation of William James's ethical and religious thought. Michael Slater shows that James's conception of morality, or what it means to lead a moral and flourishing life, is intimately tied to his conception of religious faith, and argues that James's views on these matters are worthy of our : Cambridge University Press.

WILLIAM JAMES ON ETHICS AND FAITH This book offers a new interpretation of William James’s ethical and religious thought. Michael R. Slater shows that James’s conception of morality, or what it means to lead a moral and flourishing life, is intimately tied to his conception of religious faith, and argues that.

William James was born at the Astor House in New York City on Janu He was the son of Henry James Sr., a noted and independently wealthy Swedenborgian theologian well acquainted with the literary and intellectual elites of his day. The intellectual brilliance of the James family milieu and the remarkable epistolary talents of several of its members have Alma mater: Harvard University, MD ().

This book offers a new interpretation of William James's ethical and religious thought. Michael Slater shows that James's conception of morality, or what it means to lead a moral and flourishing life, is intimately tied to his conception of religious faith, and argues that James's views on these matters are worthy of our : Michael R.

Slater. Discover William James famous and rare quotes. Share William James quotations about philosophy, belief and truth. Encouragement Enemies Energy Environment Eternity Ethics Evidence Evil Evolution Excellence Exercise Experience Eyes Failing Failure Faith Fate Fear Feelings Fighting Flight Free Will Freedom Friendship Genius Giving Giving.

William James (Janu Aug ) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the Librarian Note: There is more than /5.

The text of William Kingdon Clifford’s “The Ethics of Belief” is based upon the first edition of Lectures and Essays, Macmillan and Co.,edited by Leslie Stephen and Frederick Pollock. The text of William James’ “The Will to Believe” is based upon the first edition of The Will to Believe and other essays in popular philosophy.

William James, one of the classical American pragmatists, is not habitually read as a moral philosopher. On the contrary, it is often claimed that he authored just a single essay focusing on ethics, "The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life" ().

In a sense this is clearly true; there is no book or any other comprehensive work by him on ethics in the way in which his major. Review - William James on Ethics and Faith.

[REVIEW] Bob Lane - - metapsychology online reviews 14 (12). Mankind's Own Providence: From Swedenborgian Philosophy of Use to William James's : Pierfrancesco Basile. William James, "The Will to Believe" Abstract: James argues that when some hypotheses of ultimate concern arise, if we do not choose, we lose any possibility for meaningful encounters because our faith pragmatically shapes future outcomes.

Tutorial Notes based on Chap William James, "The Will to Believe," Introduction to Ethical Studies. William James, Faith, and the Placebo Effect, by Franklin Miller. [requires edu server] William James's "The Will to Believe" and the Ethics of Self-experimentation, by Jennifer Welchman, University of Alberta.

"The Book of James: William James's lectures on religion, a century later," by Joseph Leconte for The Heritage Foundation. The first four essays apply this principle to religious faith, and the rest explore the pragmatic approach to such topics as determinism, ethics and individual achievement.

James developed his ideas further in The Varieties of Religious Experience () and Pragmatism (), both of which are reissued in this by:   When it first appeared inJames McClendon's Ethics laid claim to two compelling theological ideas: first, that a highly distinctive theological perspective characterizes the inheritors of the sixteenth century's radical reformation.

At the heart of this perspective is what McClendon calls the baptist vision, a way of understanding the gospel that emphasizes the. William James makes a very different sort of case in The Will to Believe.

James's explicit aim is to provide a philosophical justification for faith. He sets forth the conditions in which he thinks that something lik e faith is appropriate and the reasons why it. Summary This chapter contains sections titled: The Foundations of James's Pragmatism “Experience” and Radical Empiricism The Will to Believe and the Justification of Faith Theory of Truth Ethics Ph.

William James, JAMES, WILLIAM (–) William James, the American philosopher and psychologist, was born in New York City to Mary Robertson Walsh James and Henr Henry James (author), William James; became British citizen, Education: The Richard Pulling Jenks School, New York; traveled with his family in Europe from an early Jesse James.

William James’s writings on philosophical ethics are a vexed collection. Though James’s moral contributions are quite wide in their range, there can be little doubt that most of the attention he has received in these respects has been focused on his work on the ethics of belief, including the infamous essay “The Will to Believe”.James’s words “You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (James ) challenge us to work out our commitment to Christ in our daily activities.

The rest of the letter gives practical applications of the two under­lying principles of trust in .