Phil, I think you are on to something. James is asking and trying to answer a type of philosophic question. James can say that the 2nd law of thermodynamics is ‘Irrelevant’ because James wants you, the listener, the doing and using philosophy to focus on a very specific type of question.
I will offer up my answer to the Jamesian project in a separate post here. What is important to realize with your quote and what you have noticed is that James has chutzpah, to use a Yiddish term. James is demonstrating bravado, effrontery, and panache because James is pointing us toward certain questions about how we want to spend our life. What do you want to do to make yourself happy?
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