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I believe," he says, "the pragmatic way of taking religion to be the deeper way. It gives it body as well as soul, it makes it claim, 29 GAY WILSON ALLEN as everything real must claim, some characteristic realm of fact as its very own. " He was well aware of the contempt of scientists for such an over-belief, but he also now held the view of his father that "the real world is of a different temperament, — more intricately built than physical science allows. So my objective and my subjective conscience both hold me to the over-belief which I express.
Professor Wild's intention in writing his book was to "confirm a historical fact that others have suspected, namely that around the turn of the century, a native American philosopher began to think in an existential manner, and made important contributions to the phenomenological movement, in that broader sense which we are now beginning to recognize is required to understand it as a whole. But this is a relatively minor point. " This rediscovery of James by the phenomenologists has come about mainly by a more understanding reading of the Principles of Psychology.
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