A Pluralistic Universe. Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the Present Situation in Philosophy.

JAMES William (1909.)


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First UK edition. 8vo. vi, 405, [1] pp. Original quarter green cloth with grey paper covered boards, printed paper label to spine, top edge in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed (some trivial wear to extremities, small loss to spine label not effecting text, faint partial offsetting to endpapers, notwithstanding a very good, notably bright copy). Longmans, Green, and Co.

The published version of James's lecture series delivered at Oxford in 1908 under the title 'On the Present Situation in Philosophy'. "When James addressed his Oxford audience, the time was ripe for the advancement of his own brand of metaphysical pluralism and radical empiricism in opposition to the still-regnant forms of monistic idealism as represented by Bradley, Green, and Royce. The hegemony in the philosophical world long enjoyed by idealism was beginning to break up, something noted by James in his first lecture, due in no small part to the very ideas aired in his lectures and the then newly emerging schools of pragmatism and realism" (Hall, p. 130f).

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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