William James, more than anyone else, was responsible for introducing the wide range of topics that now comprise the broad field of psychology.
In this lecture we examine some of William James’s ideas from his famous work “Varieties of Religious Experience”.
A narration describing the philosophy of William James which and how he took a philosophical and religious approach. Chapter Twenty-nine from Book Three, Part Two of Bertrand Russell’s “The History Of Western Philosophy” (1945).
Robert D. Richardson, author of a new William James biography, speaks about his book at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
William James (1904) ‘Thoughts’ and ‘things’ are names for two sorts of object, which common sense will always find contrasted and will always practically oppose to each other. Philosophy, reflecting on the contrast, has varied in the past in her explanations of it, and may be expected to vary in the future.
Taking into account the specific cultural environments of the Spiritist Movement in the USA and Brazil, we present below 20 questions that were asked Dr. William James, the eminent American physician, psychologist and philosopher whom departed the material plane in 1910.
by William James (1842-1910) Humanism is a ferment that has “come to stay.” It is not a single hypothesis of theorem, and it dwells on no new facts. It is rather a slow shifting in the philosophic perspective, making things appear as from a new center of interest or point of sight.
William James was responsible for introducing a wide range of topics in psychology. He explored and expanded what was at the time known about neuroscience, cognition, emotion, perception, and behavior and left a legacy of inquiry into the workings of human experience.
Over 125 years ago, William James found today’s most plausible and practical solution to the 2400-year old problem of free will and determinism.
A short outline of some of William James’ main ideas on psychology.