The Relevance of Royce

2015.01.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kelly A. Parker and Jason Bell (eds.), The Relevance of Royce, Fordham University Press, 2014, $55.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.01.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kelly A. Parker and Jason Bell (eds.), The Relevance of Royce, Fordham University Press, 2014, $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780823255283. Reviewed by Roger Ward, Georgetown College This fine collection, edited by Kelly Parker and Jason Bell, showcases both the historical richness and the contemporary applicability of the philosophy of Josiah Royce. Royce scholarship, championed by many of the volume's contributors, is in a definite waxing phase. The need for the volume is a bit of a puzzle given that Royce is such a fecund philosophical mind, his career at Harvard spanned the golden age of pragmatism, and his books, associated personalities, students and cultural events collectively form a unique and powerful tapestry. Still, much of Royce remains untapped and unclaimed for the last 100 years. The volume seems to ask why Royce shouldn't be added to the three classical pillars, Peirce, James, and Dewey. The book has. . .

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