Collected Essays and Reviews

Collected Essays and Reviews

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Collected Essays and Reviews

Collected Essays and Reviews

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This volume brings together for the convenience of students thirty-nine scattered articles and reviews by William James. None of these has heretofore appeared in book form, and many have been lost sight of and forgotten. The present volume when added to those already published will render easily accessible nearly all of the author's significant writings. The few exceptions will be noted presently.

In presenting this book to the public the editor is fully aware that he will meet with criticism from two opposite angles, on the one hand from those who disbelieve in posthumous publications altogether, and on the other hand from those who would reprint every work of the author's pen whose authenticity can be established.

The justification of publishing such a book at all lies in the interest and convenience of the wide circle of James's students and of the still wider circle of those who delight in reading him. The forthcoming Annotated Bibliography of the Writings of WilliamJames (1920) contains approximately three hundred titles, exclusive of translations and posthumous publications. Of these only nine are the titles of books, and of these nine books, only three (Human Immortality, Varieties of Religious Experience, and Psychology: Briefer Course) had not . . .

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