William James

Jamesian theory of self William James developed a theory of self that was divided into two main categories. The first was the "Me" self, the second was the "I" self.[45] The "me" self refers to the aspects of someone that come from that persons experiences. James broke the "me" self down into three sections, The Material Self, The Social Self, and The Spiritual Self.[46] For James the "I" self was classified as the thinking self. James linked this self to the soul of a person or what we now think of as the mind.[47] The Pure Ego was the name given to the "I" self.[46] Enjoy the Day... Brian Sullivan

William James

James introduces a notion of receptivities of the moment. The societies' mutations from generation to generation are determined (directly or indirectly) mainly by the acts or examples of individuals whose genius was so adapted to the receptivities of the moment or whose accidental position of authority was so critical that they became ferments, initiators of movements, setters of precedent or fashion, centers of corruption, or destroyers of other persons, whose gifts, had they had free play, would have led society in another direction.[34] Enjoy the Day... Brian Sullivan