William James Biography

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William James was born January 11, 1842, in New York City, and died at his home in Chocorua, New Hampshire, on August 26, 1910. His family's wealth made travel and adventure a major part of his lifestyle while he was growing up. His education, therefore, came from tutors and private schools. He and his father, theologian Henry James, Sr., were very close. His father supported anything that William James wanted to do. However, his formal schooling was irregular and intermittent owing in part to the accidents of residence, and in part to his father's scrupulous regard for the genius of his children and his desire that they should develop from within rather than be molded from without. In consequence, James was impulsive in his studies. He began his higher education studying art under William Morris Hunt making a major change of course to study chemistry in 1861 at Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard...

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