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William James In the Maelstrom of American Modernism by Robert D. Richardson

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Published by Houghton Mifflin .
Written in English

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Number of Pages622
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Open LibraryOL7605257M
ISBN 100618433252
ISBN 109780618433254

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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.' The book influenced such Born: Jan 11, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, which were delivered at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland between and The lectures concerned the psychological study of individual private religious experiences and mysticism, and Author: William James. Dec 20,  · ‘WILLIAM JAMES: IN THE MAELSTROM OF AMERICAN MODERNISM’ If you’re like me, reading James will make you want to know more about him. Robert D. Richardson’s first-rate biography is the place. Jan 07,  · William James, American philosopher and psychologist, a leader of the philosophical movement of pragmatism and a founder of the psychological movement of functionalism. His Principles of Psychology () anticipated or inspired much 20th-century research in the field. He was the brother of the novelist Henry James.

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. William James Book Award. The William James Award is intended to honor and publicize a recent book published within the last two years that brings together diverse subfields of psychology and related disciplines. Deadline: February 15, Pragmatism is a philosophy, and to William James, it was a philosophy of truth. James was a pragmatist, and he understood truth through the lens of pragmatism. Pragmatism means practical, and William James believed only the practical, those things that are beneficial and help to move us in the right direction, are worthwhile. William James’s last book was published after his death in For years he had talked of rounding out his philosophical work with a treatise on metaphysics. He chose to do so in the form of an introduction to the problems of philosophy, because writing for beginners would force him to be nontechnical and readable. Although this is James.