William James

William James

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William James

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William James was born in New York City, January 11th, 1842. He was the eldest son of the Rev. Henry James of Boston, famous both as theologian and as writer. In outward appearance he bore a striking resemblance to his father. The Rev. Henry James exhibited a curious combination of gaiety and gravity, keen thought and great depth of feeling, with a turn for quip and jest. These traits were found in equal measure in his son William.

The interests of the Rev. Henry James were principally confined to religious questions. In these matters, he was an ardent disciple of the great Swedish savant, Swedenborg.

The point of departure for these famous doctrines which held so much interest for Kant, was the conviction -- a con-

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