Some Problems of Philosophy.

JAMES William (1911.)


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First UK edition. 8vo. xii, 237, [1] pp. Original green cloth, printed paper label to spine, top edge in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed (some light wear to spine label, faint partial offsetting to endpapers, otherwise an excellent copy). London, Longmans, Green, and Co.

James's last book, published posthumously from an unfinished manuscript left at his death. "For years he had talked of rounding out his philosophical work with a treatise on metaphysics. Characteristically, he chose to do so in the form of an introduction to the problems of philosophy, because writing for beginners would force him to be nontechnical and readable. The result is that, although this is James's most systematic and abstract work, it has all the lucidity of his other, more popular writings. Step by step the reader is introduced, through analysis of the fundamental problems of Being, the relation of thoughts to things, novelty, causation, and the Infinite, to the original philosophical synthesis that James called radical empiricism" (Burckhardt).

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), the accomplished Liberal statesman who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1892 to 1895, Leader of the House of Lords from 1908 to 1916, Secretary of State for India from 1910 to 1915, and as Lord President of the Council from 1915 to 1916.

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