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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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 ...
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 ... 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 ... 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 - Works By James - Collections
... William James Writings 1878–1899, (1992) ... Essays in Popular Philosophy, Talks to Teachers and Students, Essays (nine others) William James Writings 1902–1910, (1987) ... of Truth, Some Problems of Philosophy, Essays The Writings of William James A Comprehensive Edition, (1978) ...
Battle Of Lanzerath Ridge - Aftermath - Unit Recognition
... 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 ... Jack Anderson unsuccessfully campaigned for William James (Tsakanikas) to be awarded the Medal of Honor ...
Joshua James (lifesaver) - Early Life and Family
... Joshua James was born on November 22, 1826, in Hull, Massachusetts ... He was the ninth of twelve 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 ...

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    There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.
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