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Nineteenth-Century Alternate-History Narratives

Catherine Gallagher

in Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226512389
eISBN:
9780226512556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512556.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

Alternate-history narratives differ from analytical uses of counterfactual history by developing elaborate plotlines from counterfactual premises. Instead of probing the moments of indeterminacy for ... More


The Institutions of the Intellect, or Spirit contra Kant

Larry Sommer McGrath

in Making Spirit Matter: Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226699790
eISBN:
9780226699967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226699967.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Contestations over the intellect's role in science, spirit, and selfhood came to the fore at the turn of the twentieth century. The chapter focuses on neo-Kantian thought, which was cultivated in The ... More


William James on the Courage to Believe

Robert J. O'Connell

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217274
eISBN:
9780823284962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217274.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

William James' celebrated lecture on “The Will to Believe” has kindled spirited controversy since the day it was delivered. In this lively reappraisal of that controversy, the author contributes some ... More


Scientific Materialism: The Ideology of Modernity

B. Alan Wallace

in The Taboo of Subjectivity: Towards a New Science of Consciousness

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173109
eISBN:
9780199849833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173109.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

During his late twenties, William James fell victim to a sense of utterly debilitating depression that was catalyzed by his medical training at Harvard University. Specifically, this despair was ... More


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