1st Printing. 2 Volumes complete. Has the original 'the seat of intellectual power' (Volume 1, page 10, lines 9 to 10) and 'object of some absent object of sensation' (Volume 2, page 101, line 20). Moderate general wear. Has bookplate. Slight fraying on bottom of spine. All pages are clean, proper and tight. 689 + 704 pages. William James (1842-1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the most influential philosophers the United States has ever produced, while others have labelled him the 'Father of American psychology'. Along with Charles Sanders Peirce and John Dewey, he is considered to be one of the major figures associated with the philosophical school known as pragmatism, and is also cited as one of the founders of functional psychology.