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William James: The Father of Pragmatism

William James pragmatism theory Dive into the life and works of William James, widely known as the "Father of Pragmatism" and a prominent figure in the history of philosophy.  William James was an American philosopher and psychologist, widely considered one of the most influential thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is known for developing a philosophy called pragmatism, which emphasizes practical consequences over abstract theorizing. In addition to his contributions to philosophy, James also made significant contributions to psychology and was a pioneer in the field of psychical research.  William James philosopher William James  contribution to philosophy WILLIAM JAMES ( 1842-1910)was primarily a psychologist, but was important in philosophy on two accounts: he invented the. doctrine which he called "radical empiricism," and he was one of the three protagonists of the theory called "pragmatism" or "instrumentalism." In later