The whole function of philosophy ought to be to find out what definite difference it will make to you and me to, at definite instances in our life, if this world formula or that world formula be the true one.with these words, William James, one of the great minds of American philosophy, captures the power of pragmatism, a theory first developed by Charles S. Peirce.
Science and religion
Has science made religion intellectually implausible? does it rule out the existence of a personal God? doesn't evolution , for instance, make the whole idea of divine providence incredible? This book is a guide to dialogue going on today between scientist and believers. It identifies questions, isolates the issues and suggests new areas of understanding.
This book provides a lucid introduction to the major figures and central theme in the development of metaphysics as a breach of philosophy, particularly western philosophy. it also defends the central preoccupations of this breach of philosophy against the charges of meaninglessness and irrelevance.
English Composition – Words (Volume I)
Students of English language will welcome this comprehensive course which will help them express themselves intelligently and effectively in speech and writing. The difficulties experienced by students to grasp the niceties and finer points of “good English” have been taken into account. Valuable aids to accuracy and elegance in expression are offered. The author, an experienced Teacher of English, having studied under an outstanding Jesuit Teacher from England, brings the rich fund of his practical knowledge to bear on the problems that confront Indian students in mastering what to them is essentially a foreign language. The dry bones of words, phrases, idioms and grammatical usage have been clothed with “flesh and blood” and given life, in practical examples. This part will whet the appetite of students to know more about “WORDS” and help them write better and brighter English.
The Free Mind
The best short introduction to this work uses Anecdote to convey his idea and provides numerous examples that illustrate thesis : to be free means to understand the choices we make, and this understanding can only come through improving the way we think.