William James

James in 1903 William James (January 11, 1842 – August 27, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. James was a leading thinker of the late nineteenth century, one of the most influential U.S. philosophers, and has been labelled the "Father of American psychology".

Along with Charles Sanders Peirce, James established the philosophical school known as pragmatism, and is also cited as one of the founders of functional psychology. A ''Review of General Psychology'' analysis, published in 2002, ranked James as the 14th most eminent psychologist of the 20th century. A survey published in ''American Psychologist'' in 1991 ranked James's reputation in second place, after Wilhelm Wundt, who is widely regarded as the founder of experimental psychology. James also developed the philosophical perspective known as radical empiricism. James' work has influenced intellectuals such as Émile Durkheim, W. E. B. Du Bois, Edmund Husserl, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hilary Putnam, and Richard Rorty, and has even influenced former US President Jimmy Carter.

Born into a wealthy family, James was the son of the Swedenborgian theologian Henry James Sr. and the brother of both the prominent novelist Henry James and the diarist Alice James. James trained as a physician and taught anatomy at Harvard, but never practiced medicine. Instead he pursued his interests in psychology and then philosophy. James wrote widely on many topics, including epistemology, education, metaphysics, psychology, religion, and mysticism. Among his most influential books are ''The Principles of Psychology'', a groundbreaking text in the field of psychology; ''Essays in Radical Empiricism'', an important text in philosophy; and ''The Varieties of Religious Experience'', an investigation of different forms of religious experience, including theories on mind-cure. Provided by Wikipedia
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by James, William, 1842-1910
Published 1997
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1943
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1946
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1963
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1971
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1967
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1970
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1955
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1967
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1983
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1969
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1917
...James, William, 1842-1910. Selected papers on philosophy....
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1971
...James, William, 1842-1910. Moral equivalent of war, and other essays....
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1983
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by James, William, 1842-1910.
Published 1982
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