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Is It “Wishful Thinking”?

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/9780823217274.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter looks at how William James seemingly provided mankind with neither more nor less than a reckless license for “wishful thinking.” It examines both the grounds that have been offered for ... More


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