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    Re-Reading ‘the Will to Believe’.Ludwig F. Schlecht - 1997 - Religious Studies 33 (2):217-225.
    John Hick offers a summary account of William James's ‘The Will to Believe’ which is typical of the way that this essay has been understood by many in the one hundred years since it was first published. According to Hick, James argues -/- that the existence or nonexistence of God, of which there can be no conclusive evidence either way, is a matter of such momentous importance that anyone who so desires has the right to stake one's life upon the (...)
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    “Is Life Worth Living?”: The Responses of Albert Camus and William James.Ludwig F. Schlecht - 2008 - Philosophy and Theology 20 (1/2):227-242.
    Camus and James are not often thought to have much in common. But both agree that “Is life worth living?” is a fundamental philosophical question, and an examination of the views of each as to what constitutes a life that is worth living reveals striking similarities. Although James freely uses the language of religion which Camus adamantly avoids, they agree that a life worth living is marked by a sense of intimacy and communion with others and with the world itself—and (...)
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    William James on Faith and Facts.Ludwig F. Schlecht - 1999 - International Philosophical Quarterly 39 (3):339-346.
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    Mysticism and Meliorism: The Integrated Self of William James.Ludwig F. Schlecht - 2001 - Philosophical Forum 32 (3):253–263.
    In 'The Divided Self of William James', Richard Gale contends that throughout James's work there is a clash between his Promethean self (with its emphasis on pragmatic, morally strenuous, melioristic activity) and his mystical self (with its passive, quietest, I-Thou quest for intimacy). Part of the case that Gale develops rests on his analysis of what he identifies as "James's most distinctive and influential doctrine," the will to believe. I argue that Gale's interpretation of the "will to believe" is problematic (...)
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    Critical Thinking Courses: Their Value and Limits.Ludwig F. Schlecht - 1989 - Teaching Philosophy 12 (2):131-140.
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    David C. Lamberth William James and the Metaphysics of Experience. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999). Pp. XIII+256. £37.50 Hbk. (US$ 59.95). [REVIEW]Ludwig F. Schlecht - 2000 - Religious Studies 36 (1):107-121.
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    Classifying Fallacies Logically.Ludwig F. Schlecht - 1991 - Teaching Philosophy 14 (1):53-64.