Streams of William James 2 (3):2-4 (2000)

Jaime Nubiola
Universidad de Navarra
The relationship between William James and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) has recently been the subject of intense scholarly research. We know for instance that the later Wittgenstein's reflections on the philosophy of psychology found in James a major source of inspiration. Not surprisingly therefore, the pragmatist nature of the philosophy of the later Wittgenstein is increasingly acknowledged, in spite of Wittgenstein’s adamant refusal of being labeled a “pragmatist”. In this brief paper I merely want to piece together some of the available evidence of Wittgenstein’s high regard for William James, not only for his thoughts, but even more so for his character.
Keywords Wiitgenstein  William James
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Wittgenstein's Pragmatism.Robin Haack - 1982 - American Philosophical Quarterly 19 (2):163 - 171.

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