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    Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life.John J. Kaag - 2020 - Princeton: Princeton University Press.
    From the celebrated author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche, a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William James In 1895, William James, the father of American philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled "Is Life Worth Living?" It was no theoretical question for James, who had contemplated suicide during an existential crisis as a young man a quarter century earlier. Indeed, as John Kaag writes, "James's entire philosophy, from beginning to end, was geared to save a (...)
  2. Idealism, Pragmatism, and Feminism: The Philosophy of Ella Lyman Cabot.John J. Kaag - 2011 - Lexington Books.
    This is an intellectual biography in the most literal sense; at no point in the history of American philosophy has an individual embodied the ideals that they wrote about at length. Philosophical idealism, pragmatism and feminism served as guides for Ella Lyman Cabot as she entered the discipline of philosophy, a discipline that continues to marginalize the work of women to this very day.
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    Emptiness, Selflessness, and Transcendence: William James’s Reading of Chinese Buddhism.John J. Kaag - 2012 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 39 (2):240-259.
    This article investigates William James's reading of the concepts of selflessness and transcendence in relation to the Chan and Pure Land schools of Chinese Buddhism. The divide between Chan and Pure Land Buddhism may be mediated if we attend to aspects of the two traditions that James found particularly meaningful. James is drawn to selflessness as presented in the concept of emptiness in the Chan understanding of meditative experience. He is equally interested in Buddhist devotional practices of Pure Land that (...)
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    The Possibility of Religious Insight.John Jacob Kaag & Aaron Pratt Shepherd - 2015 - The Pluralist 10 (3):274-291.
    Josiah Royce’s philosophical interest in religion can be traced to his earliest days, when hymn singing and reading the Bible were constant practices in the fervently evangelical household of Josiah, Sr., and Sarah Royce in Grass Valley, California.1 Royce’s mother, Sarah, in particular, was a profound influence. She burned with the Holy Spirit, sparked by the fire-and-brimstone revivalism of the Second Great Awakening in New England, where she grew up. Educated at Phipps Union Female Seminary in Albion, New York, Mrs. (...)
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    The Lot of the Beautiful: Pragmatism and Aesthetic Ideals.John J. Kaag - 2015 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (4):779-801.
    This article focuses on the intimate relationship between German aesthetic theory, particularly the philosophies of Kant and Schiller, and the pragmatic tradition of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I argue that many aspects of Kantian aesthetic theory – his development of reflective judgement, genius, and common sense – are reflected in the thinking of C. S. Peirce. I conclude, however, that such a comparison risks selling short the way that German idealism influenced American thinkers and instead suggest that it (...)
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    The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture (Review).John J. Kaag - 2009 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (2):244-248.
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    Foust, Mathew A. Loyalty to Loyalty: Josiah Royce and the Genuine Moral Life.New York: Fordham University Press, 2012. Pp. 212. $50.00. [REVIEW]John J. Kaag - 2013 - Ethics 123 (4):755-759.
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    A Call to Arms?—Militarism, Political Unity, and the Moral Equivalent of War.John Jacob Kaag - 2009 - The Pluralist 4 (2):108-124.
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    We Are Who?: A Pragmatic Reframing of Immigration and National Identity.John Jacob Kaag - 2008 - The Pluralist 3 (3):111 - 131.