By William James
"The kinds of non secular Experience," "Pragmatism," "A Plurialistic Universe," "The which means of Truth," "Some difficulties of Philosophy," chosen essays together with addresses on Emerson, the Philippine query, the California earthquake, and the recognized "The ethical an identical of War." The final nice works from a seminal determine within the background of yank philosophy and psychology.
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If in effect the world be not a serious thing, it is the dogmatic people who will be the shallow ones, and the worldly fil // E|/T /MM3/D l / lib / / l d P 40 h l[27 02 2011 00 28 45] Page 41 minded whom the theologians now call frivolous will be those who are really wise. "In utrumque paratus, then. Be ready for anything—that perhaps is wisdom. Give ourselves up, according to the hour, to confidence, to skepticism, to optimism, to irony, and we may be sure that at certain moments at least we shall be with the truth.
The plain truth is that to interpret religion one must in the end look at the immediate content of the religious consciousness. The moment one does this, one sees how wholly disconnected it is in the main from the content of the sexual consciousness. Everything about the two things differs, objects, moods, faculties concerned, and acts impelled to. Any general assimilation is simply impossible: what we find most often is complete hostility and contrast. If now the defenders of the sex-theory say that this makes no difference to their thesis; that without the chemical contributions which the sex-organs make to the blood, the brain would not be nourished so as to carry on religious activities, this final proposition may be true or not true; but at any rate it has become profoundly uninstructive: we can deduce no consequences from it which help us to interpret religion's meaning or value.
It is either because we take an immediate delight in them; or else it is because we believe them to bring us good consequential fruits for life. When we speak disparagingly of 'feverish fancies,' surely the fever-process as such is not the ground of our disesteem—for aught we know to the contrary, 103° or 104° Fahrenheit might be a much more favorable temperature for truths to germinate and sprout in, than the more ordinary blood-heat of 97 or 98 degrees. It is either the disagreeableness itself of the fancies, or their inability to bear the criticisms of the convalescent hour.