A Pluralistic Universe. Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the Present Situation in Philosophy.
JAMES William (1909.)
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First edition. 8vo. , 405,  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 light wear to extremities, spine rubbed at head and tail, label slightly scuffed, notwithstanding a very good copy). New York, 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).
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