William James





William James

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born
in New York , The United States
January 11, 1842

died
August 26, 1910

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labelled him the "Father of American psychology". Along with Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey, he is considered to be one of the greatest figures associated with the philosophical school known as pragmatism, and is also cited as one of the founders of the functional psychology. He also developed the philosophical perspective known as radical emp ...more


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The Principles of Psycholog...
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The Will to Believe, Human ...
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The Principles of Psychology
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The Writings of William James
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The Meaning of Truth
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“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”
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