<history of philosophy, biography> American philosopher (1855-1916). Royce's subtle reasoning in defence of absolute idealism in The Religious Aspect of Philosophy (1885) and The World and the Individual (1901) fostered (in opposition) the development of pragmatism by James. Recommended Reading: The Philosophy of Josiah Royce (Hackett, 1982); Josiah Royce, The Spirit of Modern Philosophy (Dover, 1983); Josiah Royce, Metaphysics, ed. by William Ernest Hocking and Frank Oppenheim (SUNY, 1998); Josiah Royce: Selected Writings, ed. by John E. Smith and William Kluback (Paulist, 1988); John Clendenning, The Life and Thought of Josiah Royce (Vanderbilt, 1998); and Griffin Trotter, On Royce (Wadsworth, 2001).
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