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The writings of psychologist and philosopher William James had a major impact on the way we look at the mind, the body, and the world.
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William James was born in New York City on January 11, 1842, into an intellectual household; his father was a philospher and his brother was novelist Henry James. After medical school, James focused on the human psyche, writing a masterwork on the subject entitled The Principles of Psychology. He later became known for the literary piece The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy, which was published in 1897. James died on August 26, 1910, in Chocorua, New Hampshire.
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