Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Words/Expressions from William James

stream of consciousness


one great blooming, buzzing confusion

bitch-goddess success


healthy minded

live option

the moral equivalent of war

These are cited by author Robert Richardson in his biography as originating with James.

In my dim past I learned that James was a philosopher who promoted pragmatism. I have always felt the appeal of pragmatism, to some extent. It must be in part due to his influence and also to my having been born and raised in the U. S.

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