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Born: January 11, 1842

Died: August 26, 1910 (aged 68)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: William James was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a physician. He was the first educator to offer a psychology course in the U.S. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.

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