Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Philosophy AmericanaMaking Philosophy at Home in American Culture$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Douglas R. Anderson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780823225507

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823225507.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 04 August 2021

Philosophy as Teaching James's “Knight Errant,” Thomas Davidson

Philosophy as Teaching James's “Knight Errant,” Thomas Davidson

(p.155) Ten Philosophy as Teaching James's “Knight Errant,” Thomas Davidson
Philosophy Americana

Douglas R. Anderson

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses the essay “Knight Errant,” by William James. In an essay in the May 5, 1905, issue of McLure's Magazine, James attempted to redeem a thinker who had not written work that bore any sort of significance. As philosophical writing, this person's work made little impression on the philosophical culture of the late 19th century. Davidson responded as knight errant, perhaps with a quixotic touch, by agreeing to become his teacher and establishing a syllabus and timetable for his teaching.

Keywords:   Knight Errant, William James, philosophical writing, teaching

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .