William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience

When we discuss religion, oftentimes we're talking about the institution. But James wants to get at the essence of religious belief, and for him, the institution is a bit of a sideshow. He's not interested in what lies in the psyche of an ordinary believer—the sort who prays or goes through the motions without actually … Continue reading William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience

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The Natural Attitude

First of all, I hope you're enjoying the holidays. I've been baking up a storm... Unfortunately I can only offer you a virtual sampling of treats. But if you look on the bright side, fewer calories. And now brace yourself for an awkward transition... I've been trying to wrap my mind around the split between the … Continue reading The Natural Attitude