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Title: Miller & James on analysis & determinism
Other Titles: ميلر و جيمس حول التحليل و الحتمية
Authors: Giacaman, George
Keywords: Miller, Dickenson S., 1868-1963;James, William, 1842-1910;Pragmatism (Philosophy)
Issue Date: 1978
Abstract: Miller engaged in a twenty year correspondence with C. J. Duoasse, its closest friend in later years, on issues of causality and belief, and (this unpublished correspondence is rich in biographical as well as philosophical material. Miller in later life was a recluse and published little. He refused to let Ducasse continue plans for a philosophical celebration in his honor, believing, as he wrote, that he had not "loosed in philosophy" and did not deserve "recognition," that he had never written a book he had never had a "philosophical career." Ducasse was always reassuring! "I am afraid that your modesty leads you to underestimate your philosophical reputation. That it is based on your articles rather than on a book does not make it any the less real. Lots of people write one or more books that give them no reputation; on the other hand, as Feigl and Sellars
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