William James Fact Sheet: Who was William James? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of William James.
William James Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1842 - 1910 *** Full Name: William James *** Occupation: American Philosopher, Physician and Psychologies *** Date of Birth: William James was born on January 11th 1842 *** Place of Birth: William James was born in New York City, America *** Family background: His father was Henry James Sr, wealthy in his own right he was also a Swedenborgian theologian and his mother was Mary Robertson Walsh *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with four siblings, three brothers Henry Jr, Garth Wilkinson and Robertson and a sister, Alice *** Education: William James would receive an extensive trans-Atlantic education and also learned to speak French and German fluently ***
William James Fact 1: William
James was born on January 11th 1842
and during the 19th century period
in history when scientific
discoveries were being made and
innovations in mathematics, physics,
biology, electricity and chemistry
were moving very fast.
William James Fact 8: After a fruitful career he retired from Harvard University in January 1907.
William James Fact 9: In
order to keep himself occupied he
continued to write and give
lectures. His published several
books called A Pluralistic Universe,
The Meaning of Truth and Pragmatism.
William James Influence & Legacy: His legacy would be in the area of experimentation. He loathed being called a psychologist. He produced no original work but he would become the force driving psychology forward. He was also influenced by the likes of Charles Darwin as was Sigmund Freud in relation to the theory of natural selection.
Important Events of the 19th century and during the life of William James include: Congress of the United States approves the annexation of Texas and Mexico breaks off relations with the United States.
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