The Will to Believe

novelists of the nineteen-thirties Richard Johnstone. < 'Mr Johnstone has made a valuable contribution to our understanding.

Author: Richard Johnstone

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019281480X

Category: Belief and doubt in literature

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"A study of six novelists of the nineteen-thirties : Edward Upward, Rex Warner, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Christopher Isherwood, and George Orwell." -- Preface.
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The Will to Believe

Notes Toward Imagination, Belief, and Language in Wallace Stevens' "Sunday Morning" Sook Mee Hahn. 1 1 1 1 1 Columbus - discovered - America - in - 1492 .... 1.

Author: Sook Mee Hahn

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ISBN: UCAL:C3366004

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The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

lacious , – for so far as the order of nature has been subjected to really scientific scrutiny , it always has been proved to run the other way . But the oftener one is forced to reject an alleged sort of fact by the use of this mere ...

Author: William James

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ISBN: UOM:49015002037993

Category: Belief and doubt

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Evidentialism and the Will to Believe

The instigating element of James's broader philosophical views was his psychological view of and pragmatized case for religious belief. “The Will to Believe” is James's starkest and most influential statement of this commitment.

Author: Scott Aikin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780936642

Category: Philosophy

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Work on the norms of belief in epistemology regularly starts with two touchstone essays: W.K. Clifford's "The Ethics of Belief" and William James's "The Will to Believe." Discussing the central themes from these seminal essays, Evidentialism and the Will to Believe explores the history of the ideas governing evidentialism. As well as Clifford's argument from the examples of the shipowner, the consequences of credulity and his defence against skepticism, this book tackles James's conditions for a genuine option and the structure of the will to believe case as a counter-example to Clifford's evidentialism. Exploring the question of whether James's case successfully counters Clifford's evidentialist rule for belief, this study captures the debate between those who hold that one should proportion belief to evidence and those who hold that the evidentialist norm is too restrictive. More than a sustained explication of the essays, it also surveys recent epistemological arguments to evidentialism. But it is by bringing Clifford and James into fruitful conversation for the first time that this study presents a clearer history of the issues and provides an important reconstruction of the notion of evidence in contemporary epistemology.
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The Will to Believe

we feel; if we are only faithful in the outward act and refuse to do wrong, the world will in so far be safe, and we quit of our debt toward it. Take, then, the yoke upon our shoulders; bend our neck beneath the heavy legality of its ...

Author: William James

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732697816

Category: Fiction

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The Will to Believe as a Basis for the Defense of Religious Faith

6 following pages will show ; the propriety of such a proceeding can not be assailed if we find that without doing violence to ... In a recent public utterance Professor James repudiated the term The Will to Believe ' as a title for his ...

Author: Ettie Stettheimer

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ISBN: UCBK:C029507754

Category: Faith

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The Will to Believe and Human Immortality

'The Will to Believe,' accordingly, is the title of my paper. I have long defended to my own students the lawfulness of voluntarily adopted faith; but as soon as they have got well imbued with the logical spirit, they have as a rule ...

Author: William James

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486119076

Category: Psychology

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Two books bound together, from religious period of one of the most renowned and representative thinkers. Illuminations of age-old religious questions from a pragmatic perspective, written in a luminous style.
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The Critical Spirit and the Will to Believe

And forth I went, in peace, and proud To take my passion into Church; Grateful and glad to think that all Such doubts would ... The Scholar-Gipsy preserved his 'one aim, one business, one desire' only by fleeing the 'infection of modern ...

Author: D. Jasper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349201228

Category: Science

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The Will to Believe

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Author: William James

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 1296661040

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