I saw a very good film last night called The Hurt Locker. Highly recommended.
Anyway, I have a question for those who have seen it:
The people I saw it with insist that there's some deep (but, to them, unknown) significance in the fact that one of the main characters is named "William James," and they expected me to be able to explain it to them. (Btw: I thought there was greater significance in the fact that the character was called "Will" by his fellow soldiers.)
Now, I'm no William James expert. In fact, my knowledge of William James is limited to the usual stuff: He had an absurd view of truth, a dumb defense of religious belief, but he said interesting things about consciousness. Does anyone out there who knows the philosopher's work have any insight into why the character was named "William James"?