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William James: What Makes a Life Significant? by Louis Menand

William James: What Makes a Life Significant?

by Louis Menand

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Join Harvard professor & Pulitzer Prize-winner Louis Menand, Princeton professor & author Cornel West, and philiosopher & writer Sissela Bok as they discuss the life and ideas of William James. Louis Menand starts the talk by giving a 20-minute introduction to the life of William James. Sissela Bok expounds on some of his ideas from James's essay "What Makes a Life Significant?", and Cornel West uses his trademark oratory skills to show how William James confronted American Empire and how we can still use James's ideas to do so today. The three then answer a wide range of questions from the audience.


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W. James
Reviewer Prof Sattar
 October 28, 2012
Interesting and stimulating panel discussion on WJ. His unremitting perseverance often subdued the "amor fati". He was an indefatigable perspectivist who chimed in with Montaigne's take on the quintessential subscriber to the continually fluctuating business of living: man as "ondoyant et divers".

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