Excerpt from William James The illustrious American philosopher. Professor William James, lost to his country and the world on August 26th, 1910, was so remarkable as a man, aside from his doctrines, that it would be of the greatest interest to study for its own sake his inner life, his soul, his character, his wit, his conversation and his style, - in a word, his personality. May his brother whom he loved so tenderly, and upon whom to his last hour he lavished an admirable devotion - may the great writer, Henry James, with all his tenderness, his power of analysis and his art, paint this cherished portrait! It would materially assist us in comprehending the doctrine of the philosopher. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.