William James
#23 Overall Influence

William James

American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist

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Why is this person notable and influential?

William James 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”.

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Schools

What schools is this person affiliated with?
Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • The Varieties of Religious Experience
  • The Ph.D. Octopus
  • Essays in Radical Empiricism
  • The Chicago School

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#2 World Rank #1 USA Rank
Psychology
#24 World Rank #1 USA Rank
Philosophy