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JAMES: Principles of Psychology [Ch. XXVIII]

Below, I quote the summary of Chapter 28 provided by James. There is a brief post script, in which James argues against Lamarck’s theory that acquired traits are inherited. Continue reading JAMES: Principles of Psychology [Ch. XXVIII]

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JAMES: Principles of Psychology [Ch. XV, XX]

Ch. XV – The Perception of Time

The late 19th century American philosopher and psychologist, William James, once wrote, “A day full of excitement, with no pause, is said to pass ‘ere we know it.’ On the contrary, a day full of waiting, of unsatisfied desire for change, will seem a small eternity.” In this lecture, we will discuss James’ thoughts upon the perception of time, as outlined in Chapter 15 of his Principles of Psychology. Continue reading JAMES: Principles of Psychology [Ch. XV, XX]