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  2. William James. First published Thu Sep 7, 2000; substantive revision Wed Nov 3, 2021. William James was an original thinker in and between the disciplinesof physiology, psychology and philosophy. His twelve-hundred pagemasterwork, The Principles of Psychology(1890), is a richblend of physiology, psychology, philosophy, and personal ...

  3. William James Psychologist Biography - Verywell Mind

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    William James was a psychologist and philosopher who had a major influence on the development of psychology in the United States. Among his many accomplishments, he was the first to teach a psychology course in the U.S. and is often referred to as the father of American psychology.

  4. William James | Department of Psychology

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    William James. (1842-1910) (1872-1907) at Harvard. Established Harvard's Psychology Department. William James, philosopher and psychologist, was instrumental in establishing Harvard's psychology department, which at its inception was tied to the department of philosophy. James himself remained unconvinced that psychology was in fact a distinct ...

  5. William James: Philosopher, Psychology, Pragmatism - Biography

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    William James was a philosopher who was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, earning him the title 'Father of American psychology.' Updated: Aug 9, 2023

  6. William James (1842—1910) William James is considered by many to be the most insightful and stimulating of American philosophers, as well as the second of the three great pragmatists (the middle link between Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey ). As a professor of psychology and of philosophy at Harvard University, he became the most famous ...

  7. William James - Psychology, Pragmatism, Philosophy | Britannica

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    Table of Contents. William James - Psychology, Pragmatism, Philosophy: In 1872 James was appointed instructor in physiology at Harvard College, in which capacity he served until 1876. But he could not be diverted from his ruling passion, and the step from teaching physiology to teaching psychology—not the traditional “mental science” but ...

  8. William James - Pragmatism, Psychology, Philosophy | Britannica

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    William James. William James - Pragmatism, Psychology, Philosophy: James now explicitly turned his attention to the ultimate philosophic problems that had been at least marginally present along with his other interests. Already in 1898, in a lecture at the University of California on philosophical conceptions and practical results, he had ...

  9. William James - Wikiwand

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    William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher, historian, and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. James is considered to be a leading thinker of the late 19th century, one of the most influential philosophers of the United States, and the "Father of American ...

  10. William James | Encyclopedia.com

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    JAMES, WILLIAM(1842–1910) William James, the American philosopher and psychologist, was born in New York City to Mary Robertson Walsh James and Henry James Sr., the eccentric Swedenborgian theologian. James's paternal grandfather and namesake was an Irishman of Calvinist persuasion who immigrated to the United States in 1798 and became very ...

  11. The Works of William James | Harvard University Press

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    Essays in Psychology. James, William. The 29 articles, essays, and reviews in this volume, collected here for the first time, were published by William James over a long span of years, from 1878 (twelve years prior to The Principles of Psychology) to 1906.