Francesca Bordogna

Affiliation: 

University of Notre-Dame

Mathematics and metaphysics in William James’s Some Problems of Philosophy

In his posthumously published Some Problems of Philosophy (James 1911/1979) William James drew a distinction between a broader and older conception of philosophy, according to which philosophy “must include the results of all the sciences,” and a more recent and narrower conception of philosophy as the discussion of specific metaphysical problems.