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William James Thesis Prize Awarded to Senior Contemplative Studies Concentrator, Chloe Zimmerman

William James was the quitessential contemplative scientist.  He engaged with humanistic philosophical thinkers around enduring questions related to value, aesthetics and morality.  He was an acute observer of the "inner stuff" of conscious experience via introspection.  He took a strong, observational interest in contemplative religious experience.  His scientific greatness and importance comes from the ways in which he leveraged these subtle, ineffable questions and experiences to demarcate the new science of psychology.

(Distributed May 14, 2015)
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