Monday, 9 November 2015

William James

William James (1842-1910) Psychologist and Philosopher. Is the one who teaches Thorndike and Hall.

Students: E. L. Thorndike, Hall
Time Period: The Great Schools

Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard, studied anatomy, chemistry and physiology, 1863.
MD Harvard Medical School 1869.

1872 Teacher at Harvard.
1879 Opened the first psychology laboratory in the United States.
1885 Professor of Philosophy, Harvard
1889 Professor of Psychology, Harvard

Major Contributions:
Gifford Lectures on 'National Religion' delivered at Edinburgh University, 1901-2
'Pragmatism' given at the Lowell Institute, Boston in 1906.
Greatly honored in his time, known by many as a profound and original thinker and considered to be by many in his time the most widely known of American scholars.


Principles of Psychology, 1890. Establish psychology as a separate science.
Collected Essays and Reviews (1892);
The Will to Believe and Other Essays (1897);
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking (1907);
The Meaning of Truth (1909).

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