William James on Vivekananda

William James

“The paragon of all Unity systems is the Vedanta philosophy of India , and the paragon of Vedantist missionaries was the late Swami Vivekananda who visited our land some years ago. I have just been reading some of Vivekananda’s address in England , which I had not seen. The man is simply a wonder for oratorical power…the Swami is an honor to humanity.”

–William James, Harvard professor, philosopher and author

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and the philosophy of pragmatism. He was the brother of novelist Henry James and of diarist Alice James. William James met Vivekananda several times


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