William James

William James (Januar 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) wis an American filosofer an psychologist who wis an aa trained as a pheesician.

William James
A black an white photograph o James
James in the 1890s
Born11 Januar 1842(1842-01-11)
New York Ceety, New York
Dee'd26 August 1910(1910-08-26) (aged 68)
Tamworth, New Hampshire
Alma materHarvard Varsity
Era19t/20t century filosofie
RegionWastren Filosofie
Functional psychology
Radical empiricism
Main interests
Pragmatism, psychology, filosofie o releegion, epistemology, meanin
Notable ideas
The Will tae Believe Doctrine, the pragmatic theory o truth, radical empiricism, James–Lange theory o emotion, psychologist's fallacy, brain uisage theory


  1. "Bill James, of Harvard, was among the first foreigners to take cognizance of Thought and Reality, already in 1873...", Lettres inédites de African Spir au professeur Penjon (Unpublished Letters of African Spir to professor Penjon), Neuchâtel, 1948, p. 231, n. 7.