By James O. Pawelski

Explores James’s inspiration of the person when it comes to body structure, psychology, philosophy, and religion.

The Dynamic Individualism of William James analyzes James’s wealthy and intricate inspiration via an exam of his individualism. A important topic of James’s writings, individualism underlies his easy perspectives on freedom, society, executive, psychology, schooling, faith, pragmatism, and metaphysics—yet, formerly, nobody has undertaken a cautious research of this crucial element of James's proposal. With shut readings of texts that come with the rules of Psychology, The forms of non secular adventure, and A Pluralistic Universe, James O. Pawelski engages the variety of contexts during which James discusses individualism, bargains a refreshingly new analyzing of his paintings, and, in looking to unravel James’s personal psychology, provides an unique and convincing case for his dynamic individualism.

“The writer attracts convincing and unique connections between James’s mental, Darwinian organic, epistemological, and non secular perspectives. James’s individualism marks the sharpest approach within which he breaks with the traditions of contemporary philosophy and Pawelski is helping us comprehend this point of James’s view.” — Harvey Cormier, writer of in point of fact What Works: William James, Pragmatism, and the Seed of Death

“This is a crucial and wanted contribution to the scholarship on James. Pawelski bargains firmly and respectfully with current literature at the subject and balances shut textual research with a large evaluation of James’s occupation, various works, and highbrow development.” — Michael J. McGandy, writer of The energetic existence: Miller’s Metaphysics of Democracy

James O. Pawelski is Director of schooling and Senior student within the optimistic Psychology middle on the college of Pennsylvania.

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