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The Supporting Arguments

Albert Casullo

in A Priori Justification

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195115055
eISBN:
9780199786190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195115058.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The leading arguments supporting the existence of a priori knowledge fall into three broad categories: conceptual arguments, which offer an analysis of the concept of a priori knowledge and maintain ... More


The Ambassador Effect

Paul Grimstad

in Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199874071
eISBN:
9780199345465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874071.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the relation of Henry James’ late style to his brother William’s radical empiricism. It looks at the friendship of William and Henri Bergson, and considers the relation of the ... More


Logical Principles and Philosophical Attitudes: Peirce’s Response to James’s Pragmatism

Christopher Hookway

in The Pragmatic Maxim: Essays on Peirce and pragmatism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199588381
eISBN:
9780191745089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588381.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Charles Sanders Peirce’s reactions to William James’s version of pragmatism. Peirce insisted that pragmatism was a logical principle and regarded pragmatism as a tool for ... More


Another Radical Empiricism: Peirce 1903

Doug Anderson

in Conversations on Peirce: Reals and Ideals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234677
eISBN:
9780823238842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

William James named his own version of pragmatism “radical empiricism.” In this chapter, it is argued that Peirce took several steps beyond James in his own account of perception in 1903. Whereas ... More


Staging the Mind: From Multiplicity to Belief

Jeffrey A. Bell

in Deleuze's Hume: Philosophy, Culture and the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634392
eISBN:
9780748652464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634392.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the problematic Gilles Deleuze believes to be at work in David Hume's philosophy. It addresses William James' criticisms of Hume to clarify the nature of Deleuze's ... More


An Empirical Alternative

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/9780195173109.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Scientific materialism is riddled with assumptions stemming from the absolute dualisms of Rene Descartes's mechanical philosophy: the dualism between sensory appearances and physical reality, between ... More


Empiricisms: Experience and Experiment from Antiquity to the Anthropocene

Barry Allen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508930
eISBN:
9780197508961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508930.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Empiricisms reassesses the values of experience and experiment in European philosophy and comparatively. It traces the history of empirical philosophy from its birth in Greek medicine to its ... More


A Scientifically Inspired Pragmatism

Peter Zachar

in A Metaphysics of Psychopathology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027045
eISBN:
9780262322270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027045.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Scientifically-inspired pragmatism is best contrasted with the postmodernist-inspired pragmatism of Richard Rorty. It harkens back to the founders of pragmatism, the first generation of scholars who ... More


The Beginning of Radical Empiricism: William James

Barry Allen

in Empiricisms: Experience and Experiment from Antiquity to the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508930
eISBN:
9780197508961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508930.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

William James introduced the expression “radical empiricism.” The chapter explains what was supposed to make empiricism radical, and why James thought that was worth trying to do. That requires ... More


Live, Forced, Momentous Options and Belief in Wirelessness

Adrian Mackenzie

in Wirelessness: Radical Empiricism in Network Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014649
eISBN:
9780262289597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014649.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter reframes the approaches taken in the preceding six chapters in terms of belief in wirelessness. How does a radical empiricist account of the contemporary moment as framed by networks, ... More


Transcendental Empiricism: Gilles Deleuze

Barry Allen

in Empiricisms: Experience and Experiment from Antiquity to the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508930
eISBN:
9780197508961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508930.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Deleuze’s philosophy is an empiricism because like Epicurus and Locke he begins with sensibility as a response to shock from outside, and because like James and Dewey, relations are empirical and ... More


Interpretations I: edwards and modern philosophy

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0040
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores some of the intellectual trajectories of Edwards both in the United States and abroad. Although Edwards never produced a distinct philosophical school of thought, continuity can ... More


Steps Towards an Ecology of Experience: Empiricism, Pragmatism and George Eliot’s The Spanish Gypsy

Philipp Erchinger

in Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474438957
eISBN:
9781474453790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 4 makes the case that the work of Eliot and Lewes exemplifies a pragmatist understanding of knowledge that is centred on the idea of “experience as experiment” (Jay) or “experience as a ... More


A Relational World: The Significance of the Thought of William James and John Dewey for Global Culture

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226627
eISBN:
9780823235704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay on the significance of American classical philosophers William James and John Dewey's thought for global culture. It suggests that James' ... More


To Be Human is To Humanize: A Radically Empirical Aesthetic

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226627
eISBN:
9780823235704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226627.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay about the radical empirical aesthetic view that to be human is to humanize. It contends that modern art creates a revolution in man's view ... More


Sorting Inner and Outer: Wirelessness as Product, Wirelessness as Affectional

Adrian Mackenzie

in Wirelessness: Radical Empiricism in Network Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014649
eISBN:
9780262289597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014649.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter, which focuses on a single trait of conjunctive experience, and explores how it can be wielded as a radical empiricist technique, develops a way of working with affectional dimensions of ... More


Introduction: Modernist criticism and the meaning of meaning

Helen Thaventhiran

in Radical Empiricists: Five Modernist Close Readers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713425
eISBN:
9780191804090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713425.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides some frames for the book’s close readings of the prose styles of five modernist poet-critics and considers the complex intellectual history of the concept ‘meaning’, against ... More


Radical Empiricists: Five Modernist Close Readers

Helen Thaventhiran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198713425
eISBN:
9780191804090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713425.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents a new history of criticism in the first half of the twentieth century, against the backdrop of the modernist crisis of meaning. Our received idea of modernist criticism is that it ... More


Observing the Mind

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/9780195173109.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The shift from scientific materialism to radical empiricism entails a shift from a matter-centered concept of reality to a holistic view of mental and physical phenomena as dependently related ... More


James’s Critique of Absolute Idealism in A Pluralistic Universe

Michael R. Slater

in William James and the Transatlantic Conversation: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687510
eISBN:
9780191767173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687510.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines James’s objections to monistic idealism in A Pluralistic Universe, and situates the larger philosophical issues at stake within their late nineteenth-century to early ... More


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