William James

The Principles of Psychology, Volume 1

The Principles of Psychology, Volume 1 William James — This is Volume I of William James' monumental text on Psychology. Chapters include: The Scope of Psychology; The Functions of the Brain; On Some General Conditions of Brain Activity; Habit; The Automaton Theory; The Mind-Stuff Theory; The Methods and Snares of Psychology; The Relations of Minds to Other Things; The Stream of Thought; The Consciousness of Self; Attention; Conception; Discrimination and Comparison; Association; The Perception of Time; and, Memory.
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    Is the character of the actions such that we must believe them to be performed for the sake of their result?
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    the Kosmos an expression of intelligence rational in its inward nature, or a brute external fact pure and simple ? If we find ourselves, in contemplating it, unable to banish the impression that it is a realm of final purposes, that it exists for the sake of something, we place intelligence at the heart of it and have a religion. If, on the contrary, in surveying its irremediable flux, we can think of the present only as so much mere mechanical sprouting from the
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    The pursuance of future ends and the choice of means for their attainment are thus the mark and criterion of the presence of mentality in a phenomenon

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