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The connection, only recently taken seriously, between the radical empiricism of William James and the basic outlook of phenomenology is leading to a new study of James, focusing on his psychology and the theory of pure experience rather than, as in the past, on his pragmatic theory of knowledge and truth. Peirce is also coming in for considered inter- Page vi pretation; his combination of logical studies and the theory of signs with a comprehensive speculative philosophy is coming to be regarded as a bridge between critical and speculative philosophy.

There is some skepticism in this view, but also considerable power because belief must lead to action. Without action, belief is hollow and dead. The chief and identifying function of thought is to produce Page 12 belief. So Peirce repeatedly claimed. Whatever happens to accompany the process of thinking but has no specifiable contribution to the fixing of belief does not belong to the nature of thought. " Belief is the end of the line and thinking is the medium through which we attain that end.

S63 1983eb ddc : 191 subject : Philosophy, American--20th century. Page ii SUNY Series in Philosophy ROBERT C. NEVILLE, EDITOR Page iii The Spirit of American Philosophy Revised Edition John E. Smith State University of New York Press Albany Page iv In Memoriam Lt. Joseph Robert Smith, Jr. F. Missing in Action, 1944 First edition published by Oxford University Press Published by State University of New York Press, Albany © 1983 State University of New York All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.

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