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Philosopher and Scientist with a Heart of an Artist (100th Death Anniversary of William James)

(Original title: Filozof a vedec so srdcom umelca (K 100. výročiu úmrtia W. Jamesa))
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 5, 440-448.
Type of work: Anniversaries
Publication language: Slovak

The paper gives an overall account of the main features of the philosophy of William James which in the century following his decease has been constantly revaluated. The author focuses on his permanent presence in philosophy, psychology and humanities in the 20th century. The close correlation between James’s style of philosophizing and his personality traits is being stressed. The key aspects of his conceptions of truth, consciousness, experience, religious and metaphysical beliefs are briefly outlined as well.

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