The Wiki page of William James is a lens, it magnifies a grand narrative, whatever that grand narrative may be or includes is strictly in the interpretation of the reader. That being said, move forward, read closely, and be prepared to learn. (please excuse the spelling errors in this page)
Education: (In fact, I don't know why there is an education section here, because he has none.)
P.h.d.(D. Phil) from Oxford: in nothing; non-existant; never happened, 1999. (Rhodes is over-rated)
Masters degree (M. Phil) from Cambridge: in nothing; non-existant; never happened, 1995. (Fulbright is over-rated)
Undergaduate: in nothing; non-existant; never happened. (India Institute of Technology for a Math Degree is over-rated)
SAT Score: N/A
The Facebook.com profile of William James is located here: http://harvard.facebook.com/p.php?id=14715&l=59ba8911e3 (add him as a friend, I did I told him we were in SL together!!!) (ME TOO!)
William James' favorite facebook.com profile picture is located here:
Squibetts of information about William James.
William James has been known for his impressive math skills, such as: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division (except fractions). Other skills he is known for include: ordering at coffee shops, not caring about status, paying for free newspapers, talking to anyone (including homeless), spelling words that are less than 5 letters, and world championship napping. His Mother is proud.
Also William James is known for his creativity, often he thinks in abstraction (only) and is known for molding abstracts while creating practical application of them. Notebally, he loves strong intellectual challenge and is a Pragmatist, much like his father, grandfather, great grandfather, and his best friend's, cousin's, room-mate's, uncle's brother in law. William also served his last term in High School at the age of fifteen, and went directly into University level work with no prepatory work other than his quick High School experience.
James is rumored to be an academic and intellectual elitist, supposedly he is connected in the intellectual community among the top Universities in the world, and has a large influence with the most influential of intellectuals and Nobelists in the Americas, Europe,U.K., Asia, India, and France.
In controversy, William James turned down a Rhodes Scholarship before his application stating, "I will not; and cannot accept and award of status for an accomplishment I have not earned."
All of these quotes are from Ronald Reagan, ( William James = not a Republican ) hold on to every last word, read them with fundamentalism and apply them to any President you choose:
"I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete."
"People don't start wars, governments do."
"A people free to choose will always choose peace. "
"Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. "
"Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. "
"Status quo, you know, that is Latin for 'the mess we're in'."
"The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. "
"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. "
"And that's about all I have to say tonight. Except for one thng. The past few days when I've been at that window upstairs, I've thought a bit of the "shining city upon a hill." The phrase comes from John Winthrop, who wrote it to describe the America he imagined. What he imagined was important because he was an early Pilgrim, an early freedom man. He journeyed here on what today we'd call a little wooden boat; and like the other Pilgrims, he was looking for a home that would be free. I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it and see it still.And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was eight years ago. But more than that; after 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.We've done our part. And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America who for eight years did the work that brought America back. My friends: We did it. We weren't just marking time. We made a difference. We made the city stronger. We made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all."
All of these quotes are from Bill Clinton ( William James = not a Democrat ).
"Success is not the measure of a man but a triumph over those who choose to hold him back."
"Globalization is not something we can hold off or turn off . . . it is the economic equivalent of a force of nature -- like wind or water."
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America."
"Today we can declare: Government is not the problem, and government is not the solution. We, the American people, we are the solution."
"Just as war is freedom's cost, disagreement is freedom's privilege."
"In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything."
" In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average."
The qoutes of these men are extremely important, regardless of what they did correctly, and what they did incorrectly. Both share two things in common, one just happens to have more quotes on the web than the other.