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COON, Deborah J. “Courtship with Anarchy: The Sociopolitical Foundations of William James’s Pragmatism".
Article published on 4 June 2004

Ph.d. Harvard University, 1988. 369 p

DAI, VOL. 50-02A, Page 0529

“A major point of the thesis is that pragmatism was not merely the logical extension of his earlier ideas, but was an outgrowth of James’s socio-political activities, reading and thinking in the course of the 1890s. It is demonstrated that James in his later years came to consider himself an anarchist and it is argued that he intended pragmatism to be an anarchist contribution—a worldview embracing philosophical, social and political domains’