On a certain blindness in human beings william james our judgments concerning the worth of things big or little depend on the feelings the things arouse in us. William jamess strong beliefs in a pragmatic theory of truth that truth is only as relevant as its effect on us lead to these absorbing essays on fact and belief. On a certain blindness in human beings was an enjoyable read and i highly recommend it it has incredible insights into the blindness that we all struggle with to see someone else for who they truly are and not as we project them to be. A video on how ones idea of truth and value determine ones outlook and perspective how once a person believes something is true it becomes difficult to see anything that doesnt support that . In this season of peace on earth good will to men i wanted to share with you some of the ideas from a beautiful essay by the philosopher william james titled on a certain blindness in human beings written in 1898 which you can read here
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