A Stroll With William James by Jacques Barzun PDF

By Jacques Barzun

With this booklet, Jacques Barzun will pay what he describes as an "intellectual debt" to William James—psychologist, thinker, and, for Barzun, advisor and mentor. Commenting on James's existence, suggestion, and legacy, Barzun leaves us with a smart and civilized distillation of the nice thinker's work.

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As one approach among others, of course, it certainly does have distinguished dissenting peers, but not finally, I think, self-evidently superior lords. Stylistic shortcomings and a few argumentative lacunae nothwithstanding, the basic analysis of Hegel's concepts remains sound. In this confident but not defiant spirit I set forth the book again, this time, happily, in the SUNY Series in Hegelian Studies. For this Series, however, two functional improvements have been made: the Bibliography has been updated and an Index has been added.

This larger vision of his task was motivated by a deep dissatisfaction with the present state of things in Germanic culture in particular and the Anglo-European world in general. 15 Hegel believed that the ideal relation between religion and the state, based on the principle of individual freedom, had been achieved in Greek culture, particularly that of Periclean Athens. The impact of this Hellenic ideal on the young Hegel can hardly be overestimated16an ideal glorified in the poetic works of his friend Hölderin and those greater writers, Schiller and Goethe.

ETW Early Theological Writings. Translated by T. M. Knox, with an Introduction and Fragments translated by Richard Kroner. HTJHegels theologische Jugendschriften. Edited by Herman Nohl. Tübingen: J. C. B. GL (Greater Logic)Hegel's Science of Logic. Translated by W. A. Johnston and L. G. Struthers, with an Introductory Preface by Viscount Haldane of Cloan. 2 vols. WLWissenschaft der Logik. 4th ed. Vols. 4-5 in Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Sämtliche Werke: Jubiläumsausgabe in zwanzig Bänden. Edited by Hermann Glockner.

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