Not Grand Enough

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220px-William_James_b1842cWilliam James, the “grandfather” of American psychology, once said: “We add both to the subject and to the predicate part of reality” and “[that] enhance[s] the universe’s total value.”  What does this mean?  To me, this simply means that the universe enriches itself through self-awareness.  Too grand?  Too mystical?  Too anthropomorphic?  I don’t think so.  Not grand enough!  Not mystical enough!  Not anthropomorphic enough!



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    Last reviewed: 25 Apr 2013

APA Reference
Somov, P. (2013). Not Grand Enough. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 27, 2015, from


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