Some Problems of Philosophy.
A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy.London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1911 Stock Code: 129631
NotesFirst UK edition, first impression, of James's last book, published posthumously. The US edition was published the same year. "For years he had talked of rounding out his philosophical work with a treatise on metaphysics. Characteristically, he chose to do so in the form of an introduction to the problems of philosophy, because writing for beginners would force him to be nontechnical and readable. The result is that, although this is James's most systematic and abstract work, it has all the lucidity of his other, more popular writings. Step by step the reader is introduced, through analysis of the fundamental problems of Being, the relation of thoughts to things, novelty, causation, and the Infinite, to the original philosophical synthesis that James called radical empiricism" (Burckhardt).
Octavo. Original green cloth, paper label to spine printed and ruled in black, top edge gilt.
Cloth sunned, very light foxing to initial few leaves. A very good copy.
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