JAMES, William


JAMES, William
(1842-1910)
   Brother of the American novelist Henry JAMES (1843-1916) whose Father was a SWEDENBORGIAN theologian. James was successively professor of psychology (1889-1897) and philosophy (1897-1907) at Harvard University. His book The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902), laid the basis for the PSYCHOLOGY of RELIGION while his Pragmatism (1907) strongly influenced the development of American thought during the first half of the twentieth century.

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  • James, William — born Jan. 11, 1842, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 26, 1910, Chocorua, N.H. U.S. philosopher and psychologist. Son of the philosophical writer Henry James (1811–82) and brother of the novelist Henry James, he studied medicine at Harvard, where he …   Universalium

  • James, William — (1842 1910)    An American psychologist philosopher and brother to novelist Henry, William James did his early work primarily in psychology, culminating in The Principles of Psychology (1890). Following C. S. Peirce, James is also known for his… …   Christian Philosophy

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  • James, William — ► (1842 1910) Filósofo y psicólogo estadounidense. Coautor con Lange de la famosa teoría periférica de las emociones («no lloramos porque estamos tristes, sino que estamos tristes porque lloramos»). Es el creador del pragmatismo. * * * (11 ene.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • James, William — (1842–1910) American psychologist and philosopher. James was born into a wealthy New York family, and surrounded from an early age by a humanitarian, literary, and scholarly family life (his father was a theologian, and his brother the novelist… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • James, William — (1842 1910) An American philosopher of the pragmatist school, notable mainly for his unusual accomplishment in significantly influencing the development both of neo positivism and symbolic interactionism , via his view that the empirical… …   Dictionary of sociology

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  • James William Lowther — James Lowther James William Lowther, 1. Viscount Ullswater (* 1. April 1855; † 27. März 1949) war ein britischer Politiker der Liberal Party und Sprecher des Unterhauses (House of Commons) …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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