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 The Varieties of Religious Experience ... 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 is no one of ... 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 ...
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 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 ... children 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 ...
William James - Works By James - Collections
... William James Writings 1878–1899, (1992) ... and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy, Talks to Teachers and Students, Essays (nine others) William James Writings 1902–1910, (1987) ... Problems of Philosophy, Essays The Writings of William James A Comprehensive Edition, (1978) ...

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    I know that you, ladies and gentlemen, have a philosophy, each and all of you, and that the most interesting and important thing about you is the way in which it determines the perspective in your several worlds.
    William James (1842–1910)

    Whatever question there may be of his talent, there can be none, I think, of his genius. It was a slim and crooked one, but it was eminently personal. He was unperfect, unfinished, inartistic; he was worse than provincial—he was parochial.
    —Henry James (1843–1916)