Josiah Royce's Philosophy of the Community

John J. McDermott

in The Drama of Possibility

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823226627
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235704 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Josiah Royce's Philosophy               of the Community

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This chapter presents an essay on American classical philosopher Josiah Royce's philosophy of the community based on his book titled The World and the Individual. This book is based on Royce's Gifford lectures delivered in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1899 and 1900. It states that the philosophic irony in the lectures would have triggered a challenge and strong criticism from Scottish philosopher David Hume. This chapter suggests that the lectures represent one of the ambitious philosophical attempts to ground the existence of the individual self within the context of an all-knowing Absolute Mind.

Keywords: Josiah Royce; The World and the Individual; Gifford lectures; Absolute Mind; philosophy of the community; essay

Chapter.  10146 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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