William James

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. James is considered to be a leading thinker of the late nineteenth century, one of the most influential philosophers of the United States, and the “Father of American psychology”.

Religion And Neurology by William James

Story type: EssayIt is with no small amount of trepidation that I take my place behind this desk, and face this learned audience. To us Americans, the experience of recei ...

The Reality Of The Unseen by William James

Story type: EssayWere one asked to characterize the life of religion in the broadest and most general terms possible, one might say that it consists of the belief that th ...

The Sick Soul by William James

Story type: EssayAt our last meeting, we considered the healthy-minded temperament, the temperament which has a constitutional incapacity for prolonged suffering, and in ...

Saintliness by William James

Story type: EssayThe last lecture left us in a state of expectancy. What may the practical fruits for life have been, of such movingly happy conversions as those we heard ...

The Value Of Saintliness by William James

Story type: EssayWe have now passed in review the more important of the phenomena which are regarded as fruits of genuine religion and characteristics of men who are devo ...

Mysticism by William James

Story type: EssayOver and over again in these lectures I have raised points and left them open and unfinished until we should have come to the subject of Mysticism. Some ...