Essays in Radical Empiricism.London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1912 Stock Code: 127814
First UK edition, first impression, published the same year as the first US edition. Review copy, with the publisher's slip loosely inserted, and with the contemporary ownership signature of A. Barnatt Brown on the front free endpaper, with a note identifying him as having reviewed the book in the journal British Friend.
James originally assembled an early version of the collection in 1906, choosing essays which were first published in journals. A year later he composed a separate list of essays for a proposed book under this title, which remained unrealised until 1912 when his colleague and biographer Ralph Barton Perry amalgamated James's choices with some of his own additions to create this edition. The collection includes James's groundbreaking essays on "pure experience" and "radical empiricism". As the writings span the years 1884-1906, this edition captures the gradual development of James's philosophical theories as he engaged in lively debates with his contemporaries while a professor of psychology and philosophy at Harvard.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, printed label to spine.
Label chipped, light rubbing around extremities, front hinge splitting, else a very good copy.
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