A lecture delivered at Peninsula College by Wesley Cecil Ph.D. on the the life and philosophy of William James. This is part of the Modern Philosophers lecture series.
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 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.
Robert D. Richardson presented at the William James Symposium, Chocorua, New Hampshire, on the 100th anniversary of the death of William James, August, 2010.
Lecture by Prof. Richard Rorty discussing William James.