Quote from William James on Optimism

I find a fine example of revolt against the airy and shallow optimism of current religious philosophy in a publication of that valiant anarchistic writer Morrison I. Swift. Mr. Switft’s anarchism goes a little farther than mine does, but I confess that I sympathize a good deal, and some of you, I know will sympathize heartily with his dissatisfaction with the idealistic optimisms now in vogue.

Pg 13, Pragmatism – William James, ISBN 978-0-7607-4996-8

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