Some Problems of Philosophy.
A Beginning of an Introduction to Philosophy.New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1911 Stock Code: 136485
First edition, first printing, of James's last book, published posthumously. "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.
Spine ends and corners very lightly rubbed, paper spine label a little chipped. From the Library of F. C. S. Schiller, with his ownership inscription "C. Schiller from Mrs James" to the front free endpaper, and with his underlining and marginalia in pencil and blue crayon throughout.
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