The Will to Believe
And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy
William James was an important American psychologist and philosopher. He was one of the early academics of psychology and his philosophy touched mainly on pragmatism and the religious or mystic experience. The Will to Believe is a lecture he delivered, which argues that personal belief is a valid basis for hypothesis, in the place of evidence. Following this seminal essay are nine other philosophical essays by James.
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Title: The Will to Believe
Author: William James