William James

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William James

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 26 Aug 1910 (aged 68)
Chocorua, Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 540 View Source
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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.

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