Some Problems of Philosophy

For several years before his death Professor William James cherished the purpose of stating his views on certain problems of metaphysics in a book addressed particularly to readers of philosophy. He began the actual writing of this 'introductory text-book for students in metaphysics,' as he once called it, in March, 1909, and to complete it was at last his dearest ambition. But illness, and other demands on his diminished strength, continued to interfere, and what is now published is all that he had succeeded in writing when he died in August, 1910. - Summary by Henry James, Jr.

14 chapters
Chapter I - Philosophy and Its Critics
Chapter II - The Problems of Metaphysics
Chapter III - The Problem of Being
Chapter IV - Percept and Concept - The Import of Concepts
Chapter V - Percept and Concept - The Abuse of Concepts
Chapter VI - Percept and Concept - Some Corollaries
Chapter VII - The One and the Many
Chapter VIII - The One and the Many (Continued) - Values and Defects
Chapter IX - The Problem of Novelty
Chapter X - Novelty and the Infinite - The Conceptual View
Chapter XI - Novelty and the Infinite - The Perceptual View
Chapter XII - Novelty and Causation - The Conceptual View
Chapter XIII - Novelty and Causation - The Perceptual View
Appendix - Faith and the Right to Believe