9780807845066-080784506X-Science and Religon in the Era if William James

Science and Religon in the Era if William James

ISBN-13: 9780807845066
ISBN-10: 080784506X
Edition: New edition
Author: Croce, Paul J.
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 392 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807845066
ISBN-10: 080784506X
Edition: New edition
Author: Croce, Paul J.
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 392 pages

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Acknowledged authors Croce, Paul J. wrote Science and Religon in the Era if William James comprising 392 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 080784506X and 9780807845066. Since then Science and Religon in the Era if William James textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In this cultural biography, Paul Croce investigates the contexts surrounding the early intellectual development of American philosopher William James (1842-1910). Croce places the young James at the center of key scientific and religious debates in American intellectual life between the 1820s and 1870s. Early in the nineteenth century, most Americans maintained their scientific and religious beliefs with certainty. Well before the end of the century, however, science and religion had parted company, and, despite the endurance of religious convictions and widespread confidence in science, professionals in both fields expressed belief in terms of hypotheses and probabilities rather than absolutes. Croce highlights the essential issues debated during this shift by investigating the education of James and the circle of intellectuals of which he was part. In particular, the implicit probabilism of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection, especially as interpreted by Charles Sanders Peirce's recognition of the fallibility of knowledge, set the stage for James's reconstruction of belief based on uncertainty. Croce is writing a second volume dealing with the intellectual development of the mature William James.

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