Principles of Psychology by William James

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Post by Xander » October 21st, 2007, 7:54 pm

I have noticed that there there is a Psychology book by Freud but THE Psychology book is missing. I don't have time to help with it but I do think it is PD and would love to see it in the collection.

It's not in Gutenberg but here's the link I found:

http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/James/Principles/index.htm
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Post by LeonMire » October 21st, 2007, 8:09 pm

I'm curious to know about the website.. can we use it for LibriVox? According to this page, he has tried to make sure that all items are in the public domain. Can we trust that or not? If so, there are quite a few of the shorter articles that I might like to record for the Short Nonfiction Collections.

I'm not sure whether I'd contribute to Principles of Psychology. James is a favorite of mine, but I'm more interested in his philosophy.
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Post by kayray » October 21st, 2007, 8:12 pm

hey xander, nice to see you!
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Post by Xander » October 21st, 2007, 8:15 pm

hello kayray! had a little free time, and this bookmarked just called to me.
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Post by CarlManchester » October 22nd, 2007, 7:22 am

The book itself is definitely PD (1890), and flicking through the etext it doesn't seem to be a later annotated edition so it should be okay, I reckon. The webmasters PD statement makes him sound like he knows what he's talking about, so I reckon we can rely on him to have done things properly.

I'd also be a willing contributor to the project.

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Post by c12h22o11 » December 14th, 2008, 10:52 am

If it's acceptable to revive old threads, I would love to help get this project started.

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Post by nsh » July 15th, 2010, 2:47 pm

http://www.archive.org/details/theprinciplesofp01jameuoft

This is a massive book, so say if you think it's too large an undertaking. It is however, quite seminal, and in parts beautifully written.

I am quite new to all this, and so, while I freely volunteer my time to help with coordination, any and all assistance and advice would be greatly welcome.

Yours,

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Post by TriciaG » July 15th, 2010, 2:54 pm

Moving from the Launch Pad to Book Suggestions.

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Post by nsh » July 18th, 2010, 6:18 am

Thanks :)

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Post by Availle » July 18th, 2010, 6:26 am

We have a book on Psychotherapy in the works as a group project here, if you are interested in reading something...

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26816

Chapter 2 'The Aim of Psychology' is still open... :wink:
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Post by JoeD » July 28th, 2010, 8:27 pm

nsh wrote:http://www.archive.org/details/theprinciplesofp01jameuoft

This is a massive book, so say if you think it's too large an undertaking. It is however, quite seminal, and in parts beautifully written.

I am quite new to all this, and so, while I freely volunteer my time to help with coordination, any and all assistance and advice would be greatly welcome.

Yours,

-nsh
Be aware that this is volume 1 of a 2 volume set.

I am just wrapping up James' Varieties of Religious Experience. James is indeed an outstanding writer.

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Post by medurrance » July 30th, 2010, 1:37 pm

I think James' works are wonderful, and his Psychology is still amazing, even though it was the first psychology book in America. However, the two volume Psychology is usually too unwieldy for most people. Because the original was also too large for use as a common textbook (its original purpose in the book series that hired James), James created Psychology: The Shorter Course. It is basically a smaller version of his massive work, where he focuses more on the general concepts and removes the more technical and specific parts. This book is also in the public domain, and I think it would have more appeal. Also, the task of recording would be far more manageable.

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Post by JoeD » July 31st, 2010, 10:41 am

medurrance wrote:I think James' works are wonderful, and his Psychology is still amazing, even though it was the first psychology book in America. However, the two volume Psychology is usually too unwieldy for most people. Because the original was also too large for use as a common textbook (its original purpose in the book series that hired James), James created Psychology: The Shorter Course. It is basically a smaller version of his massive work, where he focuses more on the general concepts and removes the more technical and specific parts. This book is also in the public domain, and I think it would have more appeal. Also, the task of recording would be far more manageable.
Thanks for this medurrance. It looks like the book is Psychology: the Briefer Course:

http://www.archive.org/details/psychology02jamegoog

James says in his introduction that this is an abridgment of his larger work. A single volume of 500 pages is definitely more manageable.

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Post by ColleenMc » March 23rd, 2020, 12:50 pm

Digging around in the older Suggestions pages and found this one.

Both volumes of the unabridged Principles of Psychology as well as the abridged Psychology: Briefer Course are available on Project Gutenberg.

Principles of Psychology v. 1: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57628

Principles of Psychology v. 2: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57634

Psychology: Briefer Course: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55262

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