Writings, 1902-1910 - Essays Section II (Essays 11-20) Summary & Analysis

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Essays Section II (Essays 11-20) Summary and Analysis

Is Radical Empiricism Solipsistic?

In "Is Radical Empiricism Solipsistic?" James responds to criticism from a Mr. Bode who implies that empiricism is solipsistic or negates the need for objective reality.

The Place of Affectional Facts in a World of Pure Experience

In "The Place of Affectional Facts," James responds to critics who suggest that the affections (emotions) of a person negate his thesis on pragmatism and pure experience.

On Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake

In "Mental Effects of the Earthquake," James discusses his mental experience of having been through an earthquake while in California. In particular he focuses on the concrete character of the experience.

The Energies of Men

In "The Energies of Men," James discusses the degree of energy that is available to people in order to run 'mental and moral...

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