William James

William James

American psychologist and philosopher
... A rule of thinking which would absolutely prevent me from acknowledging certain kinds of truth if those ... truths were really there, would be an irrational rule.More William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Theory must mediate between all previous truths and certain new experiencesMore William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes. Not through mere perversity do men run after it.More William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our acts of voluntary attending, as brief and fitful as they are, are nevertheless momentous and critical, determining us, as they do, to higher or lower destinies.More William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
General scepticism is the live mental attitude of refusing to conclude. It is a permanent torpor of the will, renewing itself in detail towards each successive thesis that offers, and you can no more kill it off by logic than you can kill off obstinacy or practical joking.More William James quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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