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William James, The Stream of Consciousness and Freewill

Mar. 21, 2013
William James was trained as a medical doctor at Harvard University and became generally recognized as the first psychologist in America and his first and arguably most significant written work was “The Principles of Psychology” published
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What is the difference between Philosophy and Spirituality?

Jul. 19, 2010
“What is the difference between Philosophy and Spirituality?” This is a question that has been propelling much of my efforts in writing this blog. Generally here I have limited my meandering thoughts to those ideas
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Eight Confusing Philosophical Terms Explained

Jun. 07, 2010
I want to go on to introduce Emerson’s Idealism, but before I do I need to get a few things straight, namely the distinction between Idealism, Materialism, Rationalism, Empiricism, Realism, Nominalism, Dualism and Monism. In
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From the Enlightenment to the Romantic Revolution

Mar. 07, 2010
For a time the rationality of the Enlightenment seemed to hail the final triumph of human reason. Soon the laws that operated behind the universe would all be known and humakind would be able to
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From the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

Mar. 02, 2010
The leap that occurred in human consciousness from the time known as The Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment is nothing short of miraculous. Imagine being alive during The Middle Ages. Your entire understanding
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Kant and the Creation of Reality

Nov. 01, 2009
The American Philosophers from the Transcendentalists to the Pragmatists were all following in the footsteps of the great German Idealist Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804). This isn’t too surprising because all of Western Philosophy follows
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, Spiritual but not Religious

Feb. 11, 2009
It is not uncommon today to find certain segments of society in America and even more so in Europe who would describe themselves as spiritual but not religious. After The Enlightenment in Europe, science and
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