William James and The Cash Value of Beliefs

A pragmatic view of truth, beliefs, and free will.

William James

American William James (1842–1910), brother of novelist Henry James (1843–1916), was a medical doctor turned philosopher. William James literally wrote the book on psychology — The Principles of Psychology (1890) — establishing the field as a legitimate science in the United States. Later in philosophy…

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Douglas Giles, PhD

Douglas Giles, PhD

Philosophy professor reaching beyond the ivory tower and digging deeper. elmhurst.academia.edu/DouglasGiles, @DGilesPhd, InsertPhilosophyHere.com.