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The Metaphors of Belief

Robert J. O'Connell

in William James on the Courage to Believe

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823217274
eISBN:
9780823284962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823217274.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the various metaphors that William James employed in his discussions of belief. The fondness James had for such analogies may partially account for his defenders' tendency to ... More


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