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William James works, correspondence fulltext from InteLex Past Masters

The Penn Libraries have acquired searchable online fulltext versions of the scholarly editions of the works and correspondence of William James through the InteLex Past Masters platform.

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William James remarks on Lightner Witmer critique, to Hugo M√ľnsterberg 3/16/1909

The Works of William James, edited by Frederick H. Burkhardt et al. (19 vols. Harvard University Press, 1975-1988), provides the critical text of a definitive edition of James’s major writings, The varieties of religious experience, Principles of psychology, Pragmatism, A Pluralistic Universe, and other works, including essays, reviews, and published letters as well as selected manuscripts such as the Miller-Bode notebooks. An individual record for each volume appears in Franklin Catalog.

The Correspondence of William James, edited by Ignas K. Skrupskelis and Elizabeth M. Berkeley (12 vols. University of Virginia Press, 1992-2004), publishes approximately 70% of the 9,400 or so letters between James and his brother Henry James (the brothers’ correspondence take up four volumes in the set), other family members, friends, and professional colleagues, and calendars the remaining correspondence.

The Intelex Past Masters platform provides fulltext searching capabilities while preserving the page layout of the original work. The Penn Libraries have purchased the collected works and correspondence of John Dewey and Chauncey Wright among other collections.

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