Who is William James?

  • (noun): United States pragmatic philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910).
    Synonyms: James

William James

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who had trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.

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American Philosophers - 19th Century - Pragmatism - William James
... William James (1842–1910) was "an original thinker in and between the disciplines of physiology, psychology and philosophy." He is famous as the author of ... In his 1910 Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking, James paraphrased Peirce's pragmatic maxim as follows “ he tangible fact at the root of all our thought-distinctions, however subtle, is that there ... Peirce rejected this latter move by James, preferring to describe the pragmatic maxim only as a maxim of logic and pragmatism as a methodological stance, explicitly denying that it was a ...
William James Crawford
... William James Crawford was a notable sports photographer ... Persondata Name Crawford, William James Alternative names Short description Date of birth Place of birth Date of death Place of death ...
Joshua James (lifesaver) - Early Life and Family
... Joshua James was born on November 22, 1826, in Hull, Massachusetts ... to Esther Dill, who was from Hingham, Massachusetts, and William James who had emigrated from Dokkum, Holland as a young man ... Little is known of William James' early life except that he was a soldier in the Dutch Army before running away and becoming a sailor ...
Battle Of Lanzerath Ridge - Aftermath - Unit Recognition
... Cole only briefly mentioned Bouck's platoon, which upset former platoon member William James (who had changed his name from Tsakanikas) ... James contacted Bouck and encouraged him to get his men proper recognition ... Columnist Jack Anderson unsuccessfully campaigned for William James (Tsakanikas) to be awarded the Medal of Honor ...
William James - Works By James - Collections
... William James Writings 1878–1899, (1992) ... in Popular Philosophy, Talks to Teachers and Students, Essays (nine others) William James Writings 1902–1910, (1987) ... Truth, Some Problems of Philosophy, Essays The Writings of William James A Comprehensive Edition, (1978) ...

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    The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes.
    —William James (1842–1910)