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Works by WILLIAM JAMES, M.D., Ph. et
Litt.D., LL.D.; Correspondent of the Institute of France; Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University.
The Principles of Psychology. 2 vols. 8vo.
New York: Henry Holt & Co. 1890.
Psychology: Briefer Course.
York: Henry Holt & Co. 1892.
The Will to Believe, and Other Essays in
Popular Philosophy. New York: Longmans, Green & Co. 1897.
Is Life Worth Living? 18mo. Philadelphia:
S. B. Weston, 1305 Arch Street. 1896.
Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objec.
tions to the Doctrine. 16mo. Boston : Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1898.
The Literary Remains of Henry James.
Edited, with an Introduction, by WILLIAM
IN 1892 I was asked by the Harvard Corporation to give a few public lectures on psychology to the Cambridge teachers. The talks now printed form the substance of that course, which has since then been delivered at various places to various teacher-audi.
I have found by experience that what my hearers seem least to relish is analytical technicality, and what they most care for is concrete practical application. So I have gradually weeded out the former, and left the latter unreduced; and, now that I have at last written out the lectures, they contain a minimum of what is deemed scientific' in psychology, and are practical and popular in the extreme.
Some of my colleagues may possibly shake their heads at this; but in taking my cue from what has seemed to me to be the feeling of the audiences I believe that I am shaping my book so as to satisfy the more genuine public need.
Teachers, of course, will miss the minute divisions, subdivisions, and definitions, the lettered and numbered headings, the variations of type, and all the