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.
by Maria Popova: References philosopher William James writings on Habit from 1887. “We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never so little scar.”
By William James (1892) The order of our study must be analytic. We are now prepared to begin the introspective study of the adult consciousness itself.
By William James: I wish in the following hour to take certain psychological doctrines and show their practical applications to mental hygiene,—to the hygiene of our American life more particularly.
By William James (1906) SOME YEARS AGO, being with a camping party in the mountains, I returned from a solitary ramble to find every one engaged in a ferocious metaphysical dispute.
￼In the 2010 November issue of History of Psychology, Stetson, President of the William James Society, reviews a century of research on William James and his work to mark the centenary of James’s death. AHPasked Stetson about his work on James and about what readers can expect to find in his HoParticle.
Originally published in the Harvard Monthly in March 1903, “The Ph.D. Octopus” by Harvard philosopher William James, offers a powerful critique of the “tyrannical Machine” of graduate education and the growing obsession with examinations, diplomas, and “decorative titles.”
Writer Levi Asher uses a simple scenario to explain a theory by William James.