James, William, 1842-1910

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1842-01-11
Death 1910-08-26
Americans
English, French

Biographical notes:

William James was the preeminent American philosopher of his day. His reinterpretations of psychology and pragmatism were among his major contributions to world thought, and his work continues to reward study and inspire analysis.

From the description of William James letter to A.G. Dew-Smith, 1883 Dec. 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50757824

From the description of William James letter to Violet Paget, 1908 July 29. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50757826

American psychologist and philosopher.

From the description of Autograph letters signed : various places, to Dr. Baldwin, 1892-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270859745

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Mr. Cozens, 1903 Feb. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269523576

From the description of Letter signed : Cambridge, to F.B. Sanborn, [1879] Sept. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269551998

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist, a leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism and of the psychological movement of functionalism.

From the description of William James correspondence, 1856-1910. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612705569

From the guide to the William James correspondence, 1856-1910., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

William James (1842-1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist, a leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism, and of the psychological movement of functionalism. James studied painting in the studio of William Morris Hunt during 1859-1860, but he soon abandoned this career direction. By 1861 he had entered the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University and by 1864 he was studying at the Harvard Medical School.

From the description of William James drawings, 1859-1868. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612194422

From the guide to the William James drawings, 1859-1880., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

William James (January 11, 1842-August 26, 1910) was an American psychologist and philosopher who trained as a physician. George Van Ness Dearborn (1869-1938) was his student in Philosophy 20b at Harvard University with whom James maintained a friendship.

From the guide to the William James letters to George Van Ness Dearborn, 1896-1910., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist. He shared an interest in psychical research with Théodore Flournoy, professor of psychology at the University of Geneva.

From the guide to the William James correspondence with Théodore Flournoy, 1891-1946 (inclusive), 1891-1910 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Psychologist.

From the description of William James correspondence, 1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980693

William James, artist and philosopher, taught at Harvard University.

From the description of Letter, 1899. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232009161

James received his doctorate from Harvard in 1869 and taught philosophy and psychology at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of William James, 1890-1891 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972798

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist, a leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism and of the psychological movement of functionalism. His wife was Alice Howe Gibbens James (1849-1922).

From the guide to the Letters to William James from various correspondents and photograph album, 1865-1929., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist.

From the description of William James manuscripts for Some problems of philosophy, 1909-1925. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612786246

American philosopher and psychologist.

From the description of William James letters to Wincenty Lutosławksi, 1893-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79698781

From the description of William James letters to Wincenty Lutosławksi, 1893-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152406

Philosopher William James and his wife Alice Howe Gibbens James had four children who survived past infancy: Henry James (1879-1947), William James (1882-1961), Margaret Mary James Porter (1887-1950), and Alexander Robertson James (1890-1946).

From the description of William James letters to his son Henry James and others, 1879-1910. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612705426

From the guide to the William James letters to his son Henry James and others, 1882-1910., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

William James (January 11, 1842-August 26, 1910) was an American psychologist and philosopher who trained as a physician. George Van Ness Dearborn (1869-1938) was his student at least in Philosophy 20b at Harvard University with whom James maintained a friendship.

From the description of William James letters to George Van Ness Dearborn, 1896-1910. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 731351362

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist, a leader of the philosophical movement of Pragmatism and of the psychological movement of Functionalism.

From the description of Letters to William James from various correspondents and photograph album, 1865-1929. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612705077

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist. He shared an interest in psychical research with Théodore Flournoy, professor of psychology at the University of Geneva.

From the description of Correspondence with Théodore Flournoy, 1891-1946 (inclusive), 1891-1910 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122386451

American philosopher.

From the description of Postcard, 1909 June 10, Silver Lake, N.H., to William Sloane Kennedy, Belmont, Mass. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184907078

James was an American philosopher and psychologist.

From the description of William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612246619

From the description of William James additional papers, 1903-1910. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731776

From the guide to the William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

From the guide to the William James additional papers, 1903-1910., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Lyman (1833-1897) earned his Harvard AB 1855. His positions at Harvard included: Treasurer of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) (1865-1872; 1874-1876), Overseer (1868-1880; 1881-1888), Assistant at the MCZ (1863-1877), member of the faculty at the MCZ (1874-1887).

William James (1842-1910) was a philosopher and author, and taught philosophy and psychology at Harvard.

From the description of Letter of condolence from William James to Mrs. Theodore Lyman on the death of her husband, 1897 September 14. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77063900

William James was an American philosopher and psychologist. The manuscript for this book was begun by James in March of 1909. He left it unfinished upon his death in August of 1910. James left a memorandum stating that this document, when published, should be considered: "fragmentary and unrevised" and should be called "a beginning of an introduction to philosophy." James' friend and pupil, Dr. Horace Meyer Kallen oversaw the publishing of the manuscript (in consultation with Ralph Barton Perry and Henry James, Jr.) and reconciled the various manuscript drafts.

The book was published as: James, William, 1842-1910. Some problems of philosophy: a beginning of an introduction to philosophy. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1911.

From the guide to the William James manuscripts for, Some problems of philosophy, 1909-1925., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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