James, William

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James, William (1842–1910) An American philosopher of the pragmatist school, notable mainly for his unusual accomplishment in significantly influencing the development both of neo-positivism and symbolic interactionism, via his view that the empirical consequences of an idea constitute its meaning. See also PRAGMATISM (PHILOSOPHY OF).

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