Fordham University Press (1984)
William James’ celebrated lecture on “The Will to Believe” has kindled spirited controversy since the day it was delivered. In this lively reappraisal of that controversy, Father O’Connell contributes some fresh contentions: that James’ argument should be viewed against his indebtedness to Pascal and Renouvier; that it works primarily to validate our “over-beliefs” ; and most surprising perhaps, that James envisages our “passional nature” as intervening, not after, but before and throughout, our intellectual weighing of the evidence for belief.
|Keywords||Philosophy Belief and doubt|
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|Call number||B945.J23.W536 1997|
|ISBN(s)||0823217272 0823211088 0823217280 9780823217281 0823211088 (hard)|
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