The Varieties of Religious Experience

A Study In Human Nature

Author: William James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136605908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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'Is life worth living? Yes, a thousand times yes when the world still holds such spirits as Professor James.' - Gertrude Stein A classic of American thought, William James’ The Varieties of Religious Experience is an extraordinary study of human spirituality in all its forms and one of the most profound works of Psychology ever written. When the book was published in 1902 the study of the human mind was a thrillingly new field of scientific enquiry: James was one of the first to seriously examine the psychology of religious faith and where he led, both Jung and Freud would follow. Yet for all its historical significance, this is a book full of humanity, wit and some deeply personal stories of revelation, religious devotion and mystical experience. The Routledge Classics edition of The Varieties of Religious Experience makes available in paperback for the first time the Centenary Edition published by Routledge in 2002 with new introductions on the historical and contemporary significance of James’ work and a foreword by the author’s grandson, Micky James.

Varieties of Religious Experience

A Study in Human Nature

Author: William James

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278096

Category: Religion

Page: 415

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William James' series of lectures on religion as it is is apprehended by, and affect, the individual.

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

Author: William James

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681950898

Category: Religion

Page: 389

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The Best Nonfiction Masterpiece of the 20th Century? “There are two lives, the natural and the spiritual, and we must lose the one before we can participate in the other.” - William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is not a book about a specific religion. The author, psychologist Williams James does not try to convince the reader one religion is better than the other. He doesn’t even make a case for atheism and the scientific approach. The book is in fact about human nature and how we experience religion at a psychological level. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

A Variety of Religious Experience

A Study in Human Nature

Author: William James

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986439527

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. It comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, which were delivered at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1901 and 1902. The lectures concerned the nature of religion and the neglect of science in the academic study of religion

The Religious Life

The Insights of William James

Author: Donald Capps

Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

ISBN: 0718844548

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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William James called his classic work, The Varieties of Religious Experience, “a study in human nature”. This volume recognises that a fundamental feature of human nature for James is that we have a conscious and a subconscious mind and that the subconscious mind is deeply implicated in the religious life, especially in conversion and other experiences of spiritual enlightenment. In this volume, Capps addresses religious melancholy, the divided self and discordant personality, religious conversion, the saintly character, and the prayerful consciousness. In addition, the cases of two clergymen – one deeply troubled, the other exemplary of the spiritual person – are also presented. A brief discussion of James’s view of religion as the generator of hope concludes this introduction to his insights into the religious life. Given that James was a popular writer in his own day, this book is intended to make his insights accessible to general readers.

The Principles of Psychology

Author: William James

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602062846

Category: Psychology

Page: 708

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The Principles of Psychology is a two-volume introduction to the study of the human mind. Based on his classroom lessons and first published in 1890, James has gathered together what he feels to be the most interesting and most accessible information for the beginning student. Psychology, according to James, deals with thoughts and feelings as its facts and does not attempt to determine where such things come from. This would be the realm of metaphysics, and he is careful to avoid crossing over from science into philosophy. This first volume contains discussions of the brain, methods for analyzing behavior, thought, consciousness, attention, association, time, and memory. Anyone wanting a thorough introduction to psychology will find this work useful and engaging. American psychologist and philosopher WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910), brother of novelist Henry James, was a groundbreaking researcher at Harvard University and one of the most popular thinkers of the 19th century. Among his many works are Human Immortality (1898) and The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (1902).

Pragmatism

A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking

Author: William James

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 160520434X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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What is reality? How do we test the value of any given philosophical system? Can philosophy be useful? Why must we reject the notion that there is one concrete truth? American psychologist and philosopher WILLIAM JAMES (18421910), brother of novelist Henry James, was a groundbreaking researcher at Harvard University, author of such works as Principles of Psychology (1890) and The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (1902), and one of the most influential academics of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here, over a series of eight lectures delivered at the Lowell Institute in Boston in late 1906 and at Columbia University in early 1907, he explores these questions as he discusses: [ The Present Dilemma in Philosophy [ What Pragmatism Means [ Some Metaphysical Problems Pragmatically Considered [ The One and the Many [ Pragmatism and Common Sense [ Pragmatisms Conception of Truth [ Pragmatism and Humanism [ Pragmatism and Religion

Moksha

Auf der Suche nach der Wunderdroge

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 349297662X

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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Huxleys Beschäftigung mit Bewußtseinserweiterung durch Drogen begann bereits in den 1930er Jahren. Moksha, ein Wort aus dem Sanskrit, bedeutet »Befreiung«. Die hier versammelten Reden, Essays, Interviews und Briefe widmen sich dem Bereich der visionären Erfahrungen und der Befreiung des Geistes. Im Mai 1953 experimentierte Aldous Huxley erstmalig mit Mescaline, bis zu seinem Tod sollten ihn Erfahrungen mit bewusstseinserweiternden Drogen begleiten. Dabei werden Bereiche der Psychologie, der Medizin, der Ökologie, der Literatur und der Politik gestreift. Was Huxley letztlich vorschwebt ist »eine Technik, die dem Menschen dazu verhilft, sein transzendentales Erlebnis in der Sphäre der ›anderen Welt dieser Welt‹ nutzbringend anzuwenden«.

Die Psychologie der religiösen Mystik

Author: James H. Leuba,Erica Pfohl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662300036

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Die großen Fragen - Gott

Author: Mark Vernon

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642330088

Category: Psychology

Page: 203

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Die großen Fragen behandeln grundlegende Probleme und Konzepte in Wissenschaft und Philosophie, die Forscher und Denker seit jeher umtreiben. Anspruch der ambitionierten Reihe ist es, die Antworten auf diese Fragen zu präsentieren und damit die wichtigsten Gedanken der Menschheit in einzigartigen Übersichten zu bündeln. Im vorliegenden Band Gott widmet sich Mark Vernon 20 bedeutenden Fragen zu Glaube, Religion und Spiritualität.

Die Psychologie des Kundalini-Yoga

nach Aufzeichnungen des Seminars 1932

Author: Carl Gustav Jung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783530406849

Category: Kunḍạlinī

Page: 208

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Inhaltsübersicht: Vorwort zur deutschen Ausgabe, Vorwort des Hrsg. der amerikan. Ausgabe, Danksagung, Seminarteilnehmer, Abkürzungsverzeichnis, Einführung: Jungs Reise nach dem Osten (von Sonu Shamdasani), Die Seminarsitzungen (1. bis 4.), Anhang: 1. Indische Parallelen, 2. Jungs Kommentare in Hauers deutschen Vorlesungen, 3. Hauers englische Vorlelsung, 4. Sat-Chakra-Nirupana, Bildnachweis, Register.

The Letters of William James

Author: William James

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605202835

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 788

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American psychologist and philosopher WILLIAM JAMES (1842 1910), brother of novelist Henry James, was a groundbreaking researcher at Harvard University, author of such works as Principles of Psychology (1890) and The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (1902), and one of the most influential academics of the 19th century. His collected letters edited by his son, also named HENRY JAMES (1879-1947) here afford us an intimate look into the great thinker s mind: he was a man of delightfully wide-ranging interests and ambitions, and a correspondent of great animation and wit. Originally published in 1920 in two volumes but here presented in one, the letters run the course of James s adult life, and were written to everyone from family to professional colleagues and others, including such luminaries as Hugo M nsterberg, George Santayana, H. G. Wells, John Jay Chapman, Henri Bergson, and John Dewey. Offering provocative insight into James s temperament, biases, instincts, and unique perspectives, this is essential reading for anyone hoping to truly understand his work.

Religiöse Erfahrung in der Moderne

William James und die Folgen

Author: Christian Thies

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447060134

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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1902 veroffentlichte William James (1842-1910) sein Buch "The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study on Human Nature"; bereits 1907 erschien die erste deutsche Ubersetzung. Inzwischen kann man sagen, dass dieses Werk fur die Religionsphilosophie eine ahnliche Bedeutung besitzt wie Schleiermachers Reden "Uber die Religion" (1799). Konsequent fragt James danach, wie man unter Bedingungen der Moderne uberhaupt noch religiose Erfahrungen machen kann und welche Relevanz diese fur unser Leben besitzen. Dadurch ergeben sich spannende Vergleichsmoglichkeiten mit anderen Klassikern wie Wittgenstein und Kant, aber auch mit aktuellen Ansatzen zur Rehabilitierung des Heiligen bzw. zur Begrundung einer Neurotheologie. Der Sammelband beruht auf einem Symposium, das im Rahmen der Reihe "Junge Religionsphilosophie" gemeinsam von der Katholischen Akademie Berlin und dem Forschungsinstitut fur Philosophie Hannover veranstaltet wurde.