Josiah Royce in Focus

Josiah Royce in Focus

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This new approach to Josiah Royce shows one of American philosophy's brightest minds in action for today's readers. Although Royce was one of the towering figures of American pragmatism, his thought is often considered in the wake of his more famous peers. Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley brings fresh perspective to Royce's ideas and clarifies his individual philosophical vision. Kegley foregrounds Royce's concern with contemporary public issues and ethics, focusing in particular on how he addresses long-standing problems such as race, religion, community, the dangers of mass media, mass culture, and blatant individualistic capitalism. She offers a deep and fruitful philosophical exploration of Royce's ideas on conflict resolution, memory, self-identity, and self-development. Kegley's keen understanding and appreciation of Royce reintroduces him to a new generation of scholars and students.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 18mm | 358.34g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 b&w photos
  • 0253219590
  • 9780253219596

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"[The author's] present book confirms that she is one of top scholars on Royce....she introduces Royce to those who do not know him as yet and, simultaneously, stimulates those who are already familiar with Royce to re-think his output and look at it afresh, that is from the perspective of new times and new challenges" -Krzysztof Piotr Skowro?ski, Opole University, Poland, European Jrnl Pragmatism and American Philosophy, Vol. 2.1 2010 "[The author's] present book confirms that she is one of top scholars on Royce....she introduces Royce to those who do not know him as yet and, simultaneously, stimulates those who are already familiar with Royce to re-think his output and look at it afresh, that is from the perspective of new times and new challenges" -Krzysztof Piotr Skowro?ski, Opole University, Poland, European Jrnl Pragmatism and American Philosophy, Vol. 2.1 2010 -- Krzysztof Piotr Skowro?ski, Opole University, Poland * European Jrnl Pragmatism and American Philosophy *show more

About Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley

Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley is Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Bakersfield. She is author of Genuine Individuals and Genuine Communities: A Roycean Public Philosophy and editor of Genetic Knowledge: Human Values and Responsibility.show more

Table of contents

Preface1. Royce as a Frontier Californian and Intellectual Pioneer: Forging Self and Thought in a New and Developing Land2. The Self3. Royce's Ethical Theory4. Religious Insight, the Spirit of Community, and the Reality of Evil5. Developing Genuine Individuals and Communities6. The Thought of Josiah Royce: A Treasure of Riches for Contemporary Philosophical and Public IssuesNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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