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The Principles of Psychology

The Principles of Psychology

  • Title: The Principles of Psychology
  • Author: William James George Armitage Miller
  • ISBN: 9780674706255
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. William James George Armitage Miller

      William James January 11, 1842 August 26, 1910 was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and 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 greatest figures associated with the philosophical school known as pragmatism, and is also cited as one of the founders of the functional psychology He also developed the philosophical perspective known as radical empiricism James work has influenced intellectuals such as mile Durkheim, W E B Du Bois, Edmund Husserl, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hilary Putnam, and Richard Rorty.Born into a wealthy family, James was the son of the Swedenborgian theologian Henry James Sr and the brother of both the prominent novelist Henry James, and the diarist Alice James James wrote widely on many topics, including epistemology, education, metaphysics, psychology, religion, and mysticism Among his most influential books are Principles of Psychology, which was a groundbreaking text in the field of psychology, Essays in Radical Empiricism, an important text in philosophy, and The Varieties of Religious Experience, which investigated different forms of religious experience.William James was born at the Astor House in New York City He was the son of Henry James Sr a noted and independently wealthy Swedenborgian theologian well acquainted with the literary and intellectual elites of his day The intellectual brilliance of the James family milieu and the remarkable epistolary talents of several of its members have made them a subject of continuing interest to historians, biographers, and critics.James interacted with a wide array of writers and scholars throughout his life, including his godfather Ralph Waldo Emerson, his godson William James Sidis, as well as Charles Sanders Peirce, Bertrand Russell, Josiah Royce, Ernst Mach, John Dewey, Macedonio Fern ndez, Walter Lippmann, Mark Twain, Horatio Alger, Jr Henri Bergson and Sigmund Freud.William James received an eclectic trans Atlantic education, developing fluency in both German and French Education in the James household encouraged cosmopolitanism The family made two trips to Europe while William James was still a child, setting a pattern that resulted in thirteen European journeys during his life His early artistic bent led to an apprenticeship in the studio of William Morris Hunt in Newport, Rhode Island, but he switched in 1861 to scientific studies at the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University.In his early adulthood, James suffered from a variety of physical ailments, including those of the eyes, back, stomach, and skin He was also tone deaf He was subject to a variety of psychological symptoms which were diagnosed at the time as neurasthenia, and which included periods of depression during which he contemplated suicide for months on end Two younger brothers, Garth Wilkinson Wilky and Robertson Bob , fought in the Civil War The other three siblings William, Henry, and Alice James all suffered from periods of invalidism.He took up medical studies at Harvard Medical School in 1864 He took a break in the spring of 1865 to join naturalist Louis Agassiz on a scientific expedition up the River, but aborted his trip after eight months, as he suffered bouts of severe seasickness and mild smallpox His studies were interrupted once again due to illness in April 1867 He traveled to Germany in search of a cure and remained there until November 1868 at that time he was 26 years old During this period, he began to publish reviews of his works appeared in literary periodicals such as the North America

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    1. This book was ranked by a Psychology Today commenter, as having been probably the single greatest volume in Psychology ever written, despite it being over 100 years old. It isn't a tome, but it is a relatively easy 1100 page read. James explores quite a lot of interesting points, for example; sounds, impressions, tactile sensations, etc. He talks philosophy and psychology as well as integrates science while citing many of his contemporaries. He postulates what others have stated in a few instanc [...]


    2. This is a monster of a book--XXVIII chapters, 897 pages. It was just at the beginning of the attempt to address psychology scientifically, rather than philosophically, though it has a foot in each camp. Published in 1891, it precedes Freud, who however is mentioned in a few places. I am going though it slowly, one chapter at a time, and recording impressions along the way.Ch. V: The Automaton-Theory. This stands up remarkably well. Perhaps that means we've really learned very little new about th [...]


    3. Le due sorelle: la psicologia e la narrativa.La psicologia e la narrativa sono sorelle nel campo della comunicazione umana così come furono fratelli William ed Henry James. Il primo è considerato uno dei padri della moderna psicologia, il secondo uno dei maestri del romanzo moderno. Dei due si è detto che William, lo psicologo, era un romanziere che scriveva di psicologia, Henry, il romanziere, uno psicologo che scriveva romanzi. Questo per dire che per scrivere romanzi bisogna conoscere bene [...]


    4. Remarkably easy to understand, even for non-Psych majors. So why not a higher rating? I read this over twelve months and can't really recall much of what I read. Perhaps the problem is me and not James. Jim and not James? I think I'm on to something here!


    5. For a book written in the 1800's it is surprisingly fairly easy to read as well as consistent with our modern day views of psychology. I read it for a class, so I don't recommend a person take it upon themselves to read it during their downtime but it is very interesting.



    6. This proved to be a very weighty book (literally--at 897 pages!), but full of many interesting topics such as habit, consciousness of self, attention, memory, imagination, reasoning, instinct, emotions, will, etc. The section on habit was excellent--it is all to do with the building of character!"No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain [...]


    7. started reading this during psych rotation. was also a mellow read during neuro rotation. but i bought it for fun, and because i have a thing for the james brothers. william also wrote a lot about religion, and that is why i had a crush on him when i was in college and duking it out with the christian studies boys.


    8. This book is a monster. I dont remember where I got it but I know why it took so long to get to it and read it. It is a very intersting book to read and a great book but its no easy read. Its not the type of thing you read to enjoy. But and excellent book.


    9. I was introduced to this material in college but purchased this book b/c of my personal interest in learning more about James. I recommend it to anyone interested in the foundations of modern psychology.




    10. Object and subject are both part of the same total experience. I heart phenomenology although it does sometimes feel as though I am falling down a rabbit hole




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