Time, Will, and Purpose: Living Ideas from the Philosophy of Josiah Royce

2014.06.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Randall E. Auxier, Time, Will, and Purpose: Living Ideas from the Philosophy of Josiah Royce, Open Court, 2013, 424pp., $59.95
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2014.06.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Randall E. Auxier, Time, Will, and Purpose: Living Ideas from the Philosophy of Josiah Royce, Open Court, 2013, 424pp., $59.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780812696783. Reviewed by Roger Ward, Georgetown College Josiah Royce shows up as a rather occult figure in the shadow cast by the classical American philosophers, Peirce, James and Dewey. Royce is often mistaken as an Hegelian, or as a protégé of James who buries himself in idealism and late in his career adopts Peirce's semiotic logic to resolve the problem of the Absolute. For these reasons and more Royce is often overlooked as a creative, systematic, and vital philosopher. Randall Auxier's brilliant historical and philosophical account of Royce comes packaged in a lively and sometimes caustic account that sets such easy categorizations on their ear. Auxier's goal is two-fold: to present Royce's genuine philosophical position and to focus on his "living ideas" that. . .

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