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James on religious experience

Cheryl Misak


In this paper, I examine the connection between William James’s account of religious experience and his pragmatist theory of truth. I argue that, although there are other ways in which James’s rich ideas about religious experience might be important, the pragmatist theory of truth is best if it keeps its distance from them.


William James; pragmatism; religious experience; Charles S. Peirce; evidence;

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