William James' Pragmatic Argument for God


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Pragmatic can be defined as

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1. Who wrote the Ethics of Belief?

2. What did Clifford think of belief without evidence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William James was a 19th Century American philosopher known for his contributions to the philosophical field of pragmatism. This lesson and attached quiz will go over points related to James' pragmatic view of God. Some things you'll be tested on include the basics of pragmatism and relevant works of James'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Pragmatist philosophy
  • The author of The Ethics of Belief
  • Views on belief without evidence
  • William James' works
  • Facts about James' views

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of pragmatist views on the existence of God, in particular as they relate to the philosophy and works of William James
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the basics of pragmatist philosophy and the context and content of William James' views on God
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the topic to identify relevant philosophers and philosophical works pertinent to pragmatist views on God

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about Pragmatism and the idea of God, go through the related lesson called William James' Pragmatic Argument for God. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of pragmatism
  • Views of W.K. Clifford
  • William James' pragmatic views
  • James' views on God