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William James and other essays on the philosophy of life.

By: Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Essay index reprint series: Publisher: Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1969]Description: xi, 301 p. 23 cm.ISBN: 0836911040; 9780836911046.Subject(s): James, William, 1842-1910 | Ethics | Christianity | Truth | ImmortalityAdditional physical formats: Online version:: William James and other essays on the philosophy of life.DDC classification: 141 LOC classification: B945.R63 | W5 1969
Contents:
William James and the philosophy of life -- Loyalty and insight -- What is vital in Christianity? -- Problem of truth in the light of recent discussion -- Immortality.
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Reprint of 1911 ed.

William James and the philosophy of life -- Loyalty and insight -- What is vital in Christianity? -- Problem of truth in the light of recent discussion -- Immortality.

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Sartre is the dominant figure in post-war French intellectual life. A graduate of the prestigious Ecole Normale Superieure with an agregation in philosophy, Sartre has been a major figure on the literary and philosophical scenes since the late 1930s. Widely known as an atheistic proponent of existentialism, he emphasized the priority of existence over preconceived essences and the importance of human freedom. In his first and best novel, Nausea (1938), Sartre contrasted the fluidity of human consciousness with the apparent solidity of external reality and satirized the hypocrisies and pretensions of bourgeois idealism. Sartre's theater is also highly ideological, emphasizing the importance of personal freedom and the commitment of the individual to social and political goals. His first play, The Flies (1943), was produced during the German occupation, despite its underlying message of defiance. One of his most popular plays is the one-act No Exit (1944), in which the traditional theological concept of hell is redefined in existentialist terms. In Red Gloves (Les Mains Sales) (1948), Sartre examines the pragmatic implications of the individual involved in political action through the mechanism of the Communist party and a changing historical situation. His highly readable autobiography, The Words (1964), tells of his childhood in an idealistic bourgeois Protestant family and of his subsequent rejection of his upbringing. Sartre has also made significant contributions to literary criticism in his 10-volume Situations (1947--72) and in works on Baudelaire, Genet, and Flaubert. <p> In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and refused it, saying that he always declined official honors. (Bowker Author Biography)

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