The Letters of William James - Vol. 1

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1842.January II. Born in New York.
1857-58.At School in Boulogne.
1859-60.In Geneva.
1860-61.Studied painting under William M. Hunt in Newport.
1861.Entered the Lawrence Scientific School.
1863.Entered the Harvard Medical School.
1865-66.Assistant under Louis Agassiz on the Amazon.
1867-68.Studied medicine in Germany.
1869. M.D. Harvard.
1873.-76.Instructor in Anatomy and Physiology in Harvard
1875.Began to give instruction in Psychology.
1876.Assistant Professor of Physiology.
1878.Married. Undertook to write a treatise on Psy-
1880.Assistant Professor of Philosophy.
1882-83.Spent several months visiting European universi-
ties and colleagues.
1885.Professor of Philosophy. (Between 1889 and 1897
his title was Professor of Psychology.)
1890."Principles of Psychology" appeared.
1892.-93.European travel.
1897.Published "The Will to Believe and other Essays
on Popular Philosophy."
1899.Published "Talks to Teachers," etc.
1899-1902.Broke down in health. Two years in Europe.
1901-1902.Gifford Lectures. "The Varieties of Religious Ex-
1906.Acting Professor for half-term at Stanford Univer-
sity. (Interrupted by San Francisco earthquake.)


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