This enterprising book, written in the spirit of William James, urges our appreciation of the intensely personal character of spiritual transcendence. Phil Oliver's work has important implications for specialists concerned with the Jamesian concept of "pure experience," and it illuminates significant interdisciplinary ties among philosophy, literature, and other intellectual domains.
About the Author
Phil Oliver is currently at work on a book about American philosophy, childhood, and parenting.
What People are Saying About This
William James's 'Springs of Delight' is an ambitious project. It is interdisciplinary in nature and requires the author to take on and deal with a number of disparate topics. This he does in a forthright and deft fashion. (William Gavin, Southern Maine University )
Qualities of originality, creativity, and imagination characterize Oliver's treatment of transcendence. (Eugene Fontinell, author of Self, God, and Immortality)