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William James and the Wild Beasts of the Philosophical Desert

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225507
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235506 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0008

Series: American Philosophy

William James and the Wild Beasts of the Philosophical Desert

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This chapter focuses on William James and his book entitled “The Varieties of Religious Experience.” This book made people view James as unrespectable. His aim was to write, in a nondismissive way, about the human significance of religious experience.

Keywords: William James; The Varieties of Religious Experience; religious experience; human significance

Chapter.  5820 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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