See also:American philosopher, son of the Swedenborgian theologian
See also:James, and
See also:brother of the novelist Henry James, was
See also:born on the 11th of
See also:January 1842 at New
See also:York City . He graduated M.D. at Harvard in 1870 . Two years after he was appointed a lecturer at Harvard in anatomy and physiology, and later in psychology and philosophy . Subsequently he became assistant
See also:professor of philosophy (188o–1885), professor (1885–1889), professor of psychology (1889–1897) and professor of philosophy (1897–1907) . In 1899–1901 he delivered the
See also:Gifford lectures on natural religion at the university of
See also:Edinburgh, and in 1908 the Hibbert lectures at Manchester
See also:Oxford . With the appearance of his Principles of Psychology (2 vols., 1890), James at once stepped into the front
See also:rank of psychologists as a
See also:leader of the
See also:physical school, a position which he maintained not only by the brilliance of his analogies but also by the freshness and unconventionality of his
See also:style . In
See also:metaphysics he upheld the idealist position from the empirical standpoint . Beside the Principles of Psychology, which appeared in a shorter
See also:form in 1892 (Psychology), his chief
See also:works are: The Will to Believe (1897); Human Immortality (Boston, 1898); Talks to Teachers (1899); The Varieties of Religious Experience (New York, 1902); Pragmatism—a New Name for some Old Ways of Thinking (1907); A Pluralistic Universe (1909; Hibbert lectures), in which, though he still attacked the hypothesis of
See also:absolutism, he admitted it as a legitimate alternative . He received honorary degrees from
See also:Padua (1893),
See also:Princeton (1896), Edinburgh (1902), Harvard (1905) . He died on the 27th of
See also:August 1910 .
THOMAS JAMES (c. 1573–1629)
WILLIAM JAMES (d. 1827)
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