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William James's

Varieties of Human Experience and more . . .

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"It has sometimes crossed my mind that James wanted to be a poet and an artist, and that there lay in him, beneath the ocean of metaphysics, a lost Atlantis of fine arts."

John J. Chapman, a friend of William James

"The science of logic never made a man reason rightly, and the science of ethics never made a man behave rightly. The most such sciences can do is to help us to catch ourselves up and check ourselves, if we start to reason or to behave wrongly; and to criticise ourselves more articulately after we have made mistakes." ~ William James

James significant contribution to New Thought is contained within his book:

Not long after his death, William James was classed, "together with Jonathan Edwards and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as one of the three representative American Philosophers... The extraordinary number of fields in which James made such novel and notable contributions and his enduring potent influence in all of them, surely justify such an estimate of him as a philosopher and psychologist."

"William James...wrote and lived a psychology surcharged with cultural and spiritual fineness"

"Brilliant, high-strung, dynamic, vivacious, resilient, unexpected, unconventional, picturesque--these are some of the terms that at once recur in recalling James." (from Psychological Review, Volume 50 (1943), pp. 125-134)

 

 

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