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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of William James, his philosophy, or his teachings.
2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Henry James or his writings.
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(ˈdʒeɪmzɪən) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his brother, William James
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or James•e•an

(ˈdʒeɪm zi ən)

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Henry James or his writings.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of William James or his philosophy.
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Adj.1.Jamesian - of or relating to or characteristic of William James or his philosophy or his teachings
2.Jamesian - of or relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his writing
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The essential particularity of these "accidents" is allegorically addressed several pages later, where Zuckerman--in quite Jamesean fashion--remarks on the nonconformist role of literature in opposition to the pervasive universalism during the Cold War years:
Franklin shows how significant elements of Milton's Paradise Lost indicate a Jamesean influence, as does the work of Coleridge and Jonathan Swift.
This scene bristles in a Jamesean kind of way, not the least because of the wayside's influence on the merchant and his wife.
Hirsch, although not exactly Jamesean, has endorsed James' observations about the importance of habits.
Some of these incidents--for example, the violent thunderstorms that accompanied archaeological intrusion into Silbury Hill in 1849, or the hurricane that shortly followed the removal of stone fragments from Stonehenge in 1987--have a slightly Jamesean feel about them, 'A Warning to the Curious' not entirely dispelled by Dr Jordan's ironic conciusion, 'Let others beware!' (108).
As I think about the project of telling in the profession of medicine, which seeks to repair that which may be already broken, it occurs to me: oral history does have a place at this grand table if in even a very humble way (stealing up to it as a service worker perhaps, an eavesdropper on what is being said, while refilling those great empty Jamesean cups).
77) a "great moral crash" for all of those characters), and since, even if that were not so, one might think that there are few, if any, (meta-)facts about the psychological, moral, and social situations shown or partly shown in James's works (indeed, one might wish to extend one's claim, ultimately even to all texts), it is surprising that nowhere in his book does Pippin so much as raise the possibility that the meaning of any Jamesean work is not to be captured even by so subtle a reading as that which he himself offers here, but only, if ever, in the ongoing debate about the significance of that work which Pippin's book itself ought to do much to stimulate.--Paul D.
Halting, where the Jamesean sentence was fluid, the sentence attempts in fifty-six lines to recreate in language the experience of bearing a prosthetic entity as a substitution for or extension of one's body.
Rather he endorses a Jamesean "stream of thought" view: consciousness flows.
(Further explorations of distinctly aesthetic aspects of Jamesean rationality may have proven useful here as well).
322-42) shows "how some of [James's] most creative students play variations on a major Jamesean theme--his effort to reinstate what prevailing orthodoxies overlook, fear, and despise" (p.