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Edwin Bissell Holt (August 21, 1873–January 25, 1946), was a professor of philosophy and psychology at Harvard from 1901–1918. From 1926–1936 he was a visiting professor of psychology at Princeton University.

Early lifeEdit

Holt was born in Winchester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard in 1896 and received his Ph.D., also from Harvard, in 1901.


Holt did research on the psychology of vision. In 1910 he helped inaugurate the philosophic school called new realism.

Holt died in Rockland, Maine, in 1946.


  • "The Place of Illusory Experience in a Realistic World." in The New Realism. New York: Macmillan (1912).
  • The Concept of Consciousness. New York: Macmillan (1914)
  • The Freudian Wish and Its Place in Ethics. New York: Holt (1915)
  • Animal Drive and the Learning Process. New York: Holt (1931).

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