Thursday August 26th, 2010

William James Week Giveaway #2

heart-of-jamesNext week, Harvard University Press will publish The Heart of William James, an anthology of James’ writing edited by Robert D. Richardson, whose biography of James is terrific.

The Heart of William James includes 17 essays, including “What Is an Emotion?,” “The Moral Equivalent of War,” and “The Sick Soul,” perhaps my favorite example of James’ work. The publisher says, “Richardson’s introductions site the works in the larger scheme of James’ thought, making this book ideal for the reader new to James, or for anyone looking for a portable James. The pieces are presented in chronological order, and each is complete, enabling the reader to follow James’ arguments as he intended.”

So, who would like a copy? E-mail me at john[at]thesecondpass[dot]com with “Heart” in the title. I’ll accept entries for this one until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31. Otherwise, rules for this giveaway are the same as for the previous one. If you enter both and happen to win both, you will have to choose one and a re-drawing will be held for the other book.