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Some Problems of Philosophy

William James (1842-1910)

1. Chapter I - Philosophy and Its Critics
2. Chapter II - The Problems of Metaphysics
3. Chapter III - The Problem of Being
4. Chapter IV - Percept and Concept - The Import of Concepts
5. Chapter V - Percept and Concept - The Abuse of Concepts
6. Chapter VI - Percept and Concept - Some Corollaries
7. Chapter VII - The One and the Many
8. Chapter VIII - The One and the Many (Continued) - Values and Defects
9. Chapter IX - The Problem of Novelty
10. Chapter X - Novelty and the Infinite - The Conceptual View
11. Chapter XI - Novelty and the Infinite - The Perceptual View
12. Chapter XII - Novelty and Causation - The Conceptual View
13. Chapter XIII - Novelty and Causation - The Perceptual View
14. Appendix - Faith and the Right to Believe

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For several years before his death Professor William James cherished the purpose of stating his views on certain problems of metaphysics in a book addressed particularly to readers of philosophy. He began the actual writing of this 'introductory text-book for students in metaphysics,' as he once called it, in March, 1909, and to complete it was at last his dearest ambition. But illness, and other demands on his diminished strength, continued to interfere, and what is now published is all that he had succeeded in writing when he died in August, 1910.