William James

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William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labelled him the "Father of American psychology". Along with Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey, he is considered to be one of the major figures associated with the philosophical school known as pragmatism, and is also cited as one of the founders of functional psychology. A Review of ... more »

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  • ''To be 'conscious' means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's being added to that being.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published in Journal of Philosophy (1905). "How Two Minds Can Know the Same Thin...
  • ''Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published in Mind (1904). "Humanism and Truth," The Meaning of Truth, New York (...
  • ''True to her inveterate habit, rationalism reverts to 'principles,' and thinks that when an abstraction once is named, we own an oracular solution.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published 1907. Pragmatism, lecture 6, Meridian Books (1955).
  • ''Far from being antecedent principles that animate the process, law, language, truth are but abstract names for its results.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published 1907. Pragmatism, lecture 7, Meridian Books (1955).
  • ''The history of philosophy is to a great extent that of a certain clash of human temperaments.''
    William James (1842-1910), U.S. philosopher, psychologist. Originally published 1907. Pragmatism, lecture 1, Meridian Books (1955).
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Hand In Hand

Hand in hand
write in the sand
what you feel
Did time heal
all the wounds
How many moons
must eclipse
before your lips
are warm not cold
from lies once told
I give my heart
to play the part
to dry your tears
and chase the fears
til we go on
hand in hand.

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