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William James


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

Died
August 26, 1910

Genre

Influences


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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 func
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“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”
William James

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”
William James

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”
William James