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    William James: Pragmatism

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    Quote: "This life is worth living since it is what we make of it. And we are free to both make it a success and free to determine what that means." (William James: Pragmatism: the escape to free).

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    "This life is worth living since it is what we make of it. And we are free to both make it a success and free to determine what that means." (William James)

    From a moral optimistic point of view, William James is considered a pragmatist. He is saying that we have the freedom to choose our life path, to rise above our life circumstances, as well as have the freedom to decide the meaning that we give to our experiences. In other words, we can choose to make life a success and, thus, worth living. In other words, each person, with the help of his neighbors, has to work through the hard disciplines of living, feeling, thinking and acting to arrive at a firsthand ...

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    This solution explores the statement of William James: Pragmatism: The Escape to Free and analyzes his point of view in terms of personal success, optimism, pessimism and a meaningful life. References used are included.

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