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William James

Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

William James, the “father of American psychology,” taught the first psychology course in the U.S. and influenced great thinkers such as Bertrand Russell, W.E.B. DuBois and Emile Durkheim. Senior lecturer Krister Dylan Knapp’s “William James” looks at the great thinker’s psychical research, which was part of a broad transatlantic trend of Europeans and Americans trying to balance ­science and religion as they moved forward in an uncertain modern time.

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