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William James

Fecha de nacimiento: 11. Enero 1842
Fecha de muerte: 26. Agosto 1910

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William James fue un filósofo estadounidense con una larga y brillante carrera en la Universidad de Harvard, donde fue profesor de psicología, y fue fundador de la psicología funcional. Fue hermano mayor del escritor Henry James.

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„Religion thus makes easy and felicitous what in any case is necessary; and if it be the only agency that can accomplish this result, its vital importance as a human faculty stands vindicated beyond dispute.“

—  William James
Context: When all is said and done, we are in the end absolutely dependent on the universe; and into sacrifices and surrenders of some sort, deliberately looked at and accepted, we are drawn and pressed as into our only permanent positions of repose. Now in those states of mind which fall short of religion, the surrender is submitted to as an imposition of necessity, and the sacrifice is undergone at the very best without complaint. In the religious life, on the contrary, surrender and sacrifice are positively espoused: even unnecessary givings-up are added in order that the happiness may increase. Religion thus makes easy and felicitous what in any case is necessary; and if it be the only agency that can accomplish this result, its vital importance as a human faculty stands vindicated beyond dispute. It becomes an essential organ of our life, performing a function which no other portion of our nature can so successfully fulfill. Lecture II, "Circumscription of the Topic"

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