Nicholas Gaskill is an assistant professor in the English Department at Rutgers, New Brunswick, where he teaches 19th- and early 20th-century American literature. He has an abiding interest in pragmatism and radical empiricism that has led to several articles, an edited volume on Whitehead, and a book about theories and technologies of color perception in turn-of-the-century American writing.
American Literature and the Composition of Experience
EARLY IN “Does Consciousness Exist?” (1904), one of the foundational essays of radical empiricism, William James calls “experience” a “double-barrelled” word. ...