Review Questions For James: WTB Set 2
- In section IV James sets out his central thesis. What is that thesis?
- Briefly recount James's "two ways of looking at our duty in the matter of opinion" as he presents them in section VII. With what philosophical tradition does James associate his strategy for believing.
- In section VIII James gives the conditions under which he considers it permissible to "will ourselves to believe". What are these conditions? What sorts of questions does James think are typical of the sort that meet these conditions?
- Briefly explain James' application of the will to believe to what he calls "the religious hypothesis".
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