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William James
Birth: Jan. 11, 1842
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1910
Chocorua
Carroll County
New Hampshire, USA

Physician, Psychologist. Considered the greatest philosopher of the United States. Graduated in Medicine, he began to study psychology as an autodidact. In 1885 he obtained the Chair of Philosophy at Harvard University, and in 1890 was appointed Professor of Psychology at the same University. He is known for his studies of experimental psychology. His philosophy, known as Pragmatism, evokes the concept that ideas are true only if they enable the individual to act on reality. The "Principles of Psychology" is considered his principal work, however, he has published other essays, including "The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy", "A Pluralistic Universe" and "Some Problems of Philosophy". He is also remembered for his psychological research on the phenomenology of religious and mystic experiences. (bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) 
 
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  Alice Gibbens James (1849 - 1922)*
 
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Burial:
Cambridge Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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