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Baldwin, James Mark

Born: 1861 AD
Died: 1934 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Philosophers, Psychologists

American philosopher and psychologist

1861 – Baldwin was born in Columbia, South Carolina.

1885 – Became Instructor in French and German at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

1887 – Worked as a professor of philosophy at Lake Forest College.

1897 – Complemented his psychological work with philosophy.

1897 – He becomes the sixth President of the APA.

1889 – Went to the University of Toronto as the Chair of Logic and Metaphysics.

1892 – Vice-president of the international Congress of Psychology.

         – He was a founding member of the American Psychological Association.

1893 – Called back to his alma mater, Princeton University, he was offered the Stuart Chair in Psychology and the opportunity to establish a new psychology laboratory.

1893 – Organized the psychology exhibit at the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago.

1894-1909 – He was the co-founder and 1st editor of "Psychological Review".

1896 – He was honorary president of the International Congress of Criminal Anthropology held in Geneva.

1897 – Received a gold medal from the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Denmark.

1897-1898 – He becomes the president of the American Psychological Association.

1899 – Baldwin went to Oxford to supervise the completion of the "Dictionary.

1902 – He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science at the Oxford University.

1902 – Published the Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology, which contained contributions from the leading figures in psychology and philosophy at the turn of the century.

1903 – Moved to a professorship of philosophy and psychology at Johns Hopkins University.

1906 – Started to work on "Thoughts and Things: A Study of the Development and Meaning of Thought. Or Genetic Logic" a densely integrative rendering of his ideas culminating in "Genetic Theory of Reality.

1908 – Baldwin was arrested in a raid on a brothel.

1915 – The Outcome of Genetic Logic as Issuing in the Aesthetic Theory of Reality called Pancalism".

1916 – He published "American Neutrality, Its Cause and Cure".