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William James on Religion and Democracy

William James on Religion and Democracy

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  • Publication planned for: December 2017
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2017
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107135956

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  • William James (1842–1910) argued for a philosophy of democracy and pluralism that advocates individual and collective responsibility for our social arrangements, our morality, and our religion. In James' view, democracy resides first and foremost not in governmental institutions or in procedures such as voting, but rather in the characteristics of individuals, and in qualities of mind and conduct. It is a philosophy for social change, counselling action and hope despite the manifold challenges facing democratic politics, and these issues still resonate strongly today. In this book, Stephen Bush explores how these themes connect to James' philosophy of religion, his moral thought, his epistemology, his psychology, and his metaphysics. His fresh and original study highlights the relevance of James' thought to modern debates, and will appeal to scholars and students of moral and political philosophy.

    • Provides a fresh interpretation of the theory of democratic individualism and of the philosophy of William James, a key American thinker
    • Investigates the connections between James' political philosophy, philosophy of religion, psychology, and moral philosophy
    • Demonstrates the continued relevance of James' thought for modern debates, making this book important for readers interested in moral and political philosophy
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    • Publication planned for: December 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107135956
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2017
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations of James' works
    Introduction
    1. The political James
    2. Collective responsibility and truth
    3. Collective responsibility for morality
    4. Moral objectivity
    5. Individuals and responsibility
    6. Sensitivity to strangers
    7. Individuality and social change
    8. Heroes and citizens
    9. Religion and motivation
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Stephen Bush, Brown University, Rhode Island
    Stephen Bush is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University, Rhode Island. His publications include Visions of Religion: Experience, Meaning, and Power (2014).

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