Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James is a unique work in American philosophy. This collection of lectures James himself delivered at the dawn of the twentieth century has been a landmark in the development of the philosophical movement of pragmatism. This summary includes a biography, a key synopsis, and an insightful analysis of the main distinctive points of pragmatism as a mediating system opposed to rationalism and empiricism, the dominant philosophies of that era. Suitable for students and any reader interested in clarifying the basic notions of absolute monism and empirical pluralism and in studying the critical approach to old systems of thought by one of the founders of pragmatism, William James.
This audiobook is suitable for students and anyone interested in contemporary philosophy.
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I recommend James's book as such. However, the reader (Moe Egan) doesn't do a very good job: in several parts she repeats words and e.g. in the introduction talks about William JONES. Her speech sounds synthesised and she doesn't sound like she understands what she's reading. The recording of "Pluralistic Universe" is much better.
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