How Much Facts Do You Have About William James?

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How Much Facts Do You Have About William James?

He is probably one of the most important American philosophers of the 19th-20th Centuries. He as provided a great collection of work concerning pragmatism, which is one of the founding philosophies of the Modern Western civilization. So, how much do you actually know about him? Take our quiz now and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was he born?
    • A. 

      January 10, 1842

    • B. 

      January 10, 1840

    • C. 

      January 11, 1843

    • D. 

      January 11, 1842

  • 2. 
    Where was he born?
    • A. 

      In New York

    • B. 

      In Philadelphia

    • C. 

      In Chicago

    • D. 

      In Detroit

  • 3. 
    In which university did he go to?
    • A. 

      UCLA

    • B. 

      Yale

    • C. 

      Oxford

    • D. 

      Harvard University

  • 4. 
    What were his main interests when it comes to Western philosophy?
    • A. 

      Existentialism and materialism

    • B. 

      Pragmatism and psychology.

    • C. 

      Liberalism and rationalism

    • D. 

      Liberalism and Helenism

  • 5. 
    How is his philosophical school called?
    • A. 

      Communism

    • B. 

      Liberalism

    • C. 

      Pragmatism

    • D. 

      Rationalism

  • 6. 
    What is pragmatism?
    • A. 

      It's the philosophy that emphasizes the application of ideas by ignoring them.

    • B. 

      It's the philosophy that emphasizes on ideas.

    • C. 

      It's the philosophy that emphasizes the practical application of ideas by acting on them without testing them in human experiences.

    • D. 

      It's the philosophy that emphasizes the practical application of ideas by acting on them to actually test them in human experiences.

  • 7. 
    How many siblings did he have?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 8. 
    When was his book "the principle of psychology" published?
    • A. 

      In 1875

    • B. 

      In 1880

    • C. 

      In 1885

    • D. 

      In 1890

  • 9. 
    How did James define beliefs?
    • A. 

      As something hard to explain.

    • B. 

      As you are what you are no matter what.

    • C. 

      As seeing is believing.

    • D. 

      As those that prove useful to the believer.

  • 10. 
    How was his 1896 lecture called?
    • A. 

      The will to believe.

    • B. 

      Believe.

    • C. 

      Don't believe till you see it.

    • D. 

      You don't know what you got till it's gone.

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