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William James on the Courage to Believe$
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Robert J. O'Connell

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780823217274

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823217274.001.0001

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On Becoming Humanly Wise

On Becoming Humanly Wise

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(p.123) Epilogue: On Becoming Humanly Wise
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William James on the Courage to Believe
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Robert J. O'Connell

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823217274.003.0010

This concluding chapter briefly discusses why William James' positions, if understood as the book has interpreted them, remain valid reformulations of a long-standing and quite honorable view of what philosophical thinking is truly about: reformulations which signpost some escape routes out of the impasse in which the philosophical profession, and the business of philosophical education, find themselves mired at present. The chapter also explains how often Western philosophy has found itself compelled by the developments of its history to take the turn James that proposes, and proclaim the revenge of that forgotten truth: that the pursuit of wisdom inexorably grips the whole human being, not merely brain and mind, but heart, emotions, imagination, and sensibility as well.

Keywords:   William James, philosophical thinking, philosophical education, Western philosophy, wisdom, human being, imagination, sensibility

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