• The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

  • By: William James
  • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy, by William James.    

American philosopher and psychologist William James was considered one of the late 19th century's leading thinkers and the "Father of American Psychology".   

His work has influenced such philosophers as Emile Durkheim, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Bertrand Russell. This collection of essays includes four on James' belief that religious faith is an acceptable way of viewing the world, despite the absence of empirical evidence; the remaining papers include a discussion of the important contributions of individuals to society, a criticism of Hegelisms, and his curiosity in the matter of psychical research.    

  1. "The Will to Believe"
  2. "Is Life Worth Living"
  3. "The Sentiment of Rationality"
  4. "Reflex Action and Theism"
  5. "The Dilemma of Determinism"
  6. "The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life"
  7. "Great Men and Their Environment"
  8. "The Importance of Individuals"
  9. "On Some Hegelisms"
  10. "What Psychical Research Has Accomplished"
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