Quotes by William James

About William James:

William James 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 General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked James as the 14th most cited psychologist of the 20th century. He also developed the philosophical perspective known as radical empiricism. James' work has influenced intellectuals such as Émile Durkheim, W. E. B. Du Bois, Edmund Husserl, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hilary Putnam, and Richard Rorty, and has even influenced Presidents, such as Jimmy Carter.

Author Bio

  • NameWilliam James
  • DescriptionAmerican philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist
  • BornJanuary 11, 1842
  • DiedAugust 26, 1910
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Psychologist; Parapsychologist; Pragmatist