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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.


(ˈdʒeɪmzɪən) or


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


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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But she cannot fully deploy the consequences of this insight, for to do so would put in question her thesis about the essentially visual character of late Jamesian narrative.
Though the first half of the book is hampered by an irritatingly smug, detached narrative, more a treatise on the ills of modern society than a well-structured story, the second half picks up in deft, Jamesian style.
While Adams's letters are forcefully direct, James's are hedged, circuitous, playful, metaphorical--the high Jamesian style of the novels transferred to daily life.
179), while at the same time denigrating their artistic achievements--and their moral awareness--as a way of mystifying the "true" Jamesian artist's moral authority.
The reader can never quite shrug off the sense that the novel is a sort of laboratory experiment that hasn't entirely gelled, an experiment in which an author who writes with Jamesian attention to emotional nuance has tried to inject a tabloidy story line with literary import." MICHIKO KAKUTANI
Spinoza's conatus, along with Platonic dynamis, is traced back to (Jamesian) experience.
(not unlike earlier naive Jamesian reflectors such as Maisie Farange or
Cutting (humanities information technology, London Metropolitan U.) explores five key aspects of Jamesian death: sacrifice, the corpse, morbidity, afterlife, and demography.
Despite the ultimately imponderable nature of such a heavily pre-modified 'consciousness', indeed, partly because of it, Pippin here identifies a major element of the Jamesian compound.
We think he is a Carnival horse for next year." The finale, a 2400m turf handicap titled the Emirates Skycargo, was won impressively by Jamesian, who has proven to be a consistent type for Musabbeh Al Mheiri.
O'Shea later completed his treble on Parliamentarian ridding for trainer Satish Seemer after he dead-heated with Ben Curtis-ridden Jamesian in the 2200m Corniche Handicap.
"Wilson was not a 'Wilsonian,' as that term has come to be understood," but a Jamesian pragmatist driven by the practical goal of gradually developing a global system of governance providing mechanisms for security, justice, and peaceful change (5).