Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall.
Title: Letter from William James to May Wright Sewall.
Description: A note arranging a meeting, perhaps in Boston at the office of his friend Dr. J.J. Putnam, 104 Marlboro St. William James (1842-1910), American psychologist and philosopher; elder brother of novelist Henry James. William James taught at Harvard from 1872-1907, first as lecturer on anatomy and physiology, later on psychology and philosophy. At the time psychology was considered to be a branch of philosophy, but James brought a scientific and experimental element to the subject, and is credited with creating the framework of modern experimental psychology. His textbook, The Principles of Psychology (1890), remained the standard for many years. He is best known for his development of the philosophy of Pragmatism, the first independently developed American philosophy
Correspondent: James, William, 1842-1910
Date: 1908-12-11; 1908
Time period: 1900s (1900-1909); 20th century;
Subject: Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920; James, William, 1842-1910; Philosophers--United States
Theme: Women; Education;
Collection: May Wright Sewall Papers
Copyright information: This item is in the public domain.
Physical repository: Indianapolis Special Collections Room, Indianapolis Public Library
Repository collection name: May Wright Sewall letters
Digital publisher: Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
Date digitized: 2005
Repository: The Indianapolis Public Library Digital Collections
Source: From: May Wright Sewall Papers