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William, U.S. psychologist, 1842-1910.
James-Lange theory - that bodily changes, such as tachycardia or sweating, precede rather than follow the conscious perception of an emotion and by themselves evoke the emotional feeling.
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The book ends with another synthesizing effort, Jeremy Carette's "Growing Up Zig-Zag: Reassessing the Transatlantic Legacy of William James," which uses as a touch point an example of James' own memorably curious nomenclature: how "growing up zig-zag" between the United States and Europe led him to feel "broken" and permanently displaced.
Guardsman William James is the tank driver with his head in the porthole in this photograph of a Cromwell Tank, taken the day after Liberation Day, on September 4, 1944
William James Muller's The entrance to the small temple at Medinet Habu, Luxor, Egypt depicts the entrance to a small Roman temple that is situated next to the great Mortuary Temple of Rameses III at Medinet Habu on the West Bank at Luxor (estimate: $9,100-12,000),.
Schloesser identifies experience, realism, and determinism as the three key concerns of William James, John Dewey, and Charles Peirce.
We do know George's parents were George William James Howard and Alice Susan Hunt.
It was in his work as a land agent in the early 1800s - for, amongst others, the Earl of Warwick, Lord Dartmouth and the Archbishop of Canterbury -that William James makes a bridge between, as it were, the Tudors and the Victorians.
Most literate Americans would reserve `great novelist' for William James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Philip Roth, John Cheever, and William Faulkner, among others." Then Dickey tells Keefer he "should contain his tendency toward hyperbole."
Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life After Death.
Anderson is exactly right when he insists that both the book and the argument that bear the name had an overriding religious significance for William James. Pragmatism is first and foremost not philosophical opportunism or unflinching solipsism, but a religious or spiritual proposition that human beings are suited for belief, that believing leads to a better life, and that if you can't believe in God or Allah in an orthodox fashion, you can still believe in believing.
First of all, forget that "maelstrom." This is not some sort of cultural panorama of fin de siecle America, with William James as Corybant or coryphaeus of a band of wild-eyed "modernists." (James died in 1910, the same year as Mark Twain, long before voices like Ezra Pound or Gertrude Stein or Hart Crane began to be heard.) Richardson, who has done solid biographies of Emerson and Thoreau, offers us a splendid full-length portrait of a thinker who in many ways was not a modernist (his lifelong attachment to religion, his conservative personal values, his indebtedness to John Stuart Mill and the utilitarian tradition), but whose lucidity, compassion, fairness, wit, and all-American gusto make him, nearly a century after his death, one our country's great father-figures.
Ghost hunters; William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death.