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The Correspondence of William James


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The Correspondence of William James

by William James (Author)
John J. McDermott (Editor)
Elizabeth M. Berkeley (Volume Editor)
Ignas K. Skrupskelis (Volume Editor)



ISBN: 9780813916163


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This volume contains 309 letters which start when William James was 14 years old and conclude when he was 35. The letters range from his relations with family and friends to his courtship of Alice Howe.

This volume begins a new series: William James's correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, starting when William James was fourteen and on his second trip abroad and concluding when he was thirty-five, negotiating with the president of Johns Hopkins University about a course he had been invited to teach on the relation between mind and body. These letters deal with everything from his protracted search for a vocation, his recurrent physical and emotional problems, his irregular education, his odd -- one might say Jamesian -- courtship of Alice Howe Gibbens, and his developing views on art, morality, politics, women, medicine, philosophy, science, religion, national character, the Civil War, the South, Americans abroad, and other writers and thinkers. They are witness to his growth into adulthood and the price he paid for that growth. William James's teenage letters reveal an adolescent amazingly charming and precocious who displayed from the beginning the promise of his maturity: witty, self-assured, and discerning.</p>


ISBN 81391616
ISBN13 9780813916163
Publisher University of Virginia Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 30/11/1995
Pages 800
Weight (grammes) 1370
Published in United States
Height (mm) 235
Width (mm) 155