William James

164 years ago from today, my favorite thinker William James was born. He primarily was interested in the inner lives of others.

Henry James Henry and William James and William James

Birthday: January 11, 1842 William James
Wife: Alice James
Brother: Henry James (Colm Toibin’s Novel on Henry is here).
Sister: Alice James (Sontag wrote a play Alice in Bed)

“A famously open mind: The education of the protean William James is the focus of a new biography” says the Boston Globe on this new biography by Robert Richardson (youtubed below).

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William james at Harvard

Carl Jung’s letter

Previous post on James with varieties of links.