The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion

The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion

by John J. McDermott (Editor)
The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion

The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion

by John J. McDermott (Editor)



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Back in print and in paperback for the first time, this classic collection illustrates the scope and quality of the thought of one of the most distinguished American philosophers. In two volumes, The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce provides a rich overview of Royce's wide-ranging body of work and a detailed presentation of the relationship he forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human condition.

As this collection makes clear, Royce offers a thick, expansive philosophical tapestry of thought in social philosophy, logic, the history of philosophy, and moral philosophy, especially in his treatment of the concept of loyalty.

Since this collection was first published in 1969, there has been a significant growth in the quality and quantity of scholarship attendant in many ways on Royce's philosophy. The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce will be a welcome and valuable resource for scholars, teachers, and students in philosophy, intellectual history, religion, and American studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823282791
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: American Philosophy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 656
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

John J. McDermott is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. His essays have been collected in two earlier volumes: The Culture of Experience: Philosophical Essays in the American Grain and Streams of Experience: Reflections on the History and Philosophy of American Culture.

Table of Contents

Volume 1
Preface to the Fordham University Press Editionxv
Bibliographic Abbreviations21
Editor's Note on the Text23
IAn Autobiographical Sketch29
1Words of Professor Royce at the Walton Hotel at Philadelphia, December 29, 191531
IIThe American Context41
2The Struggle for Order: Self-Government, Good-Humor and Violence in the Mines43
3An Episode of Early California Life: The Squatter Riot of 1850 in Sacramento119
4The Settlers at Oakfield Creek159
5The Pacific Coast: A Psychological Study of the Relations of Climate and Civilization181
6William James and the Philosophy of Life205
IIIThe European Background225
7Shelley and the Revolution227
8Pessimism and Modern Thought249
9The Rediscovery of the Inner Life: From Spinoza to Kant273
10The Concept of the Absolute and the Dialectical Method299
IVReligious Questions319
11The Possibility of Error321
12The Conception of God: Address by Professor Royce355
VThe World and the Individual421
15Self-Consciousness, Social Consciousness and Nature423
16The Religious Problems and the Theory of Being463
17The Internal and External Meaning of Ideas491
18The Fourth Conception of Being543
19The Linkage of Facts569
20The Temporal and the Eternal611
Volume 2
Preface to the Fordham University Press Editionxv
Bibliographic Abbreviations643
Editor's Note on the Text645
VILogic and Methodology651
21Recent Logical Inquiries and Their Psychological Bearings655
22The Problem of Truth in the Light of Recent Discussion681
23The Mechanical, The Historical, and the Statistical711
25[The Methodology of Science]763
26Introduction to Poincare's Science and Hypothesis769
27[Types of Order]785
VIIMoral and Religious Experience829
28The Problem of Job833
29The Philosophy of Loyalty855
30Individual Experience and Social Experience as Sources of Religious Insight1015
31The Religious Mission of Sorrow1039
VIIICommunity as Lived1065
33Race Questions and Prejudices1089
34On Certain Limitations of the Thoughtful Public in America1111
35The Possibility of International Insurance1135
36The Hope of the Great Community1145
IXAnnotated Bibliography of the Published Works of Josiah Royce by Ignas Skrupskelis1165
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