Josiah Royce Analysis

Additional Reading

(Critical Survey of Ethics and Literature)

Clendenning, John. The Life and Thought of Josiah Royce. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985. Taking a chronological approach, Clendenning argues that there is a close relationship between the particulars of Josiah Royce’s life and his metaphysical thought.

Hine, Robert V. Josiah Royce: From Grass Valley to Harvard. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992. This worthwhile historical study of Royce and his times stresses the importance of Royce’s California upbringing.

Kegley, Jacquelyn Ann K. Genuine Individuals and Genuine Communities: A Roycean Public Philosophy. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1997. Uses Royce’s outlook to develop a social philosophy that emphasizes the interdependence of individuality and community.

Kuklick, Bruce. Josiah Royce: An Intellectual Biography. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972. Relating Royce to the issues of his time, Kuklick provides a reliable study of Royce’s ideas and their place in the history of American philosophy.

McDermott, John J., ed. The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969. McDermott’s introductions show how Royce set a “herculean task” for himself, namely, to provide a complete philosophical account of the nature of experience.

Oppenheim, Frank M. Royce’s Mature Ethics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993. This detailed...

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