William James

(1842-1910 CE)

American philosopher and psychologist (also trained as a physician). A member of the American Pragmatism school of Philosophy.

In Epistemology he attempted to synthesize the Correspondence Theory of Truth with the Coherence Theory of Truth; the result was the Pragmatic Theory of Truth which held that truth was determined by the usefulness of belief.

In the Philosophy of Religion, James defends the Argument from Religious Experience.

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