David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15 (1):56-61 (2001)
William James is notorious for the large number of inconsistencies and at least apparent contradictions in his writings. Many readers conclude that he should be appreciated more for his profound but erratic insights than for any coherent philosophical perspective. Ellen Kappy Suckiel disagrees. She argues that James is far more careful and systematic than many readers realize. Her work on James is guided by the attempt to lay bare his coherent philosophical vision and the consistent philosophical methodology underlying it. As a result of this approach, Suckiel's work on James is both sympathetic to his philosophical insights and carefully argued. In her first book, The Pragmatic Philosophy of William James (1982), Suckiel applies this approach to James's philosophy as a whole. The result is a work of remarkable clarity and insight that serves as a wonderful introduction to James's thought. In her more recent book, Suckiel applies this approach specifically to James's philosophy of religion, with similar felicitous results. Heaven's...
|Keywords||William James American philosophy Philosophy of religion|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Richard M. Gale (1999). Ellen Kappy Suckiel, Heaven's Champion: William James's Philosophy of Religion. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 33 (3):417-421.
William J. Wainwright (1997). Ellen Kappy Suckiel, Heaven's Champion: William James's Philosophy of Religion. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996.) Pp. XVI+158. US$28.95. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 33 (4):473-484.
Max Carl Otto (ed.) (1942). William James. Madison, the University of Wisconsin Press.
James G. S. Wilson (2003). Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited (Review). Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (4):323-325.
Michael R. Slater (2009). William James on Ethics and Faith. Cambridge University Press.
Bennett Ramsey (1993). Submitting to Freedom: The Religious Vision of William James. Oxford University Press.
Ellen Kappy Suckiel (2002). The Authoritativeness of Mystical Experience: An Innovative Proposal From William James. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 52 (3):175-189.
Mathias Girel (2010). William James, l'Attitude Empiriste (William James, the Empiricist Stance) (Review). Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 46 (3):503-508.
William James (1942). As William James Said: Extracts From the Published Writings of William James. New York, the Vanguard Press.
Bertrand Russell (1992). William James's Conception of Truth. In William James & Doris Olin (eds.), William James: Pragmatism, in Focus. Routledge.
Leslie A. Muray (2010). William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism. American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 31 (2):168-170.
Ruth Anna Putnam (ed.) (1997). The Cambridge Companion to William James. Cambridge University Press.
Michael H. DeArmey (1986). The Anthropological Foundations of William James's Philosophy. In Michael H. DeArmey & Stephen Skousgaard (eds.), The Philosophical Psychology of William James. Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology & University Press of America.
Added to index2010-08-31
Total downloads15 ( #122,712 of 1,410,151 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #32,699 of 1,410,151 )
How can I increase my downloads?