The Resource William James on ethics and faith, Michael R. Slater, (electronic resource)

William James on ethics and faith, Michael R. Slater, (electronic resource)

Label
William James on ethics and faith
Title
William James on ethics and faith
Statement of responsibility
Michael R. Slater
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers a new interpretation of William James's ethical and religious thought. Michael Slater shows that James's conception of morality, or what it means to lead a moral and flourishing life, is intimately tied to his conception of religious faith, and argues that James's views on these matters are worthy of our consideration. He offers a reassessment of James's 'will to believe' or 'right to believe' doctrine, his moral theory, and his neglected moral arguments for religious faith. And he argues that James's pragmatic account of religion is based on an ethical view of the function of religion and a realist view of the objects of religious belief and experience, and is compatible with his larger conception of pragmatism. The book will appeal to readers interested in the history of modern philosophy, especially pragmatism, as well as those interested in moral philosophy, religion, and the history of ideas." from book jacket
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
191
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.J24
LC item number
S58 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
William James on ethics and faith, Michael R. Slater, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-242) and index
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  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction : a practical faith -- pt. I. Practical faith and the will to believe. The will and the right to believe ; James's Wager and the right to believe -- pt. II. Two moral arguments for religious faith. James's religious ethics in "The moral philosopher and the moral life" ; Overcoming pessimism in "Is life worth living?" -- pt. III. Piecemeal supernaturalism and practical needs. Religion and morality in The varieties of religious experience ; A pragmatic account of religion
Control code
ocn667004798
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 247 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511632471
Other control number
9786612336645
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233664
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33598654
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)667004798
  • ebrary0511632479

Library Locations

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