Josiah Royce

1855 - 1916

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Josiah Royce (; November 20, 1855 – September 14, 1916) was an American Pragmatist and objective idealist philosopher and the founder of American idealism. His philosophical ideas included his joining of pragmatism and idealism, his philosophy of loyalty, and his defense of absolutism. Royce's "A Word for the Times" (1914) was quoted in the 1936 State of the Union Address by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "The human race now passes through one of its great crises. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josiah Royce has received more than 293,126 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Josiah Royce is the 1,028th most popular philosopher (up from 1,069th in 2019), the 5,060th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,675th in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Philosopher.

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Over the past year Josiah Royce has had the most page views in the with 31,551 views, followed by Spanish (2,661), and Russian (2,007). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (913.07%), Persian (302.34%), and Catalan (172.43%)


Among philosophers, Josiah Royce ranks 1,028 out of 1,267Before him are Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Hegesias of Magnesia, Caspar Bartholin the Elder, John Hick, Robert Spaemann, and Hermann Usener. After him are August Böckh, Idomeneus of Lampsacus, Jaime Balmes, Sopater of Apamea, Paul Deussen, and Cercidas.

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Among people born in 1855, Josiah Royce ranks 69Before him are Arnold Mendelssohn, Nataliya Kobrynska, Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi, Innokenty Annensky, Princess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Stevan Sremac. After him are Andrew Mellon, Otto Lehmann, Eduard von Keyserling, Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Anhalt, Eugene V. Debs, and José Malhoa. Among people deceased in 1916, Josiah Royce ranks 103Before him are Chen Qimei, Alaiza Pashkevich, Friedrich Gernsheim, James Guillaume, Kazimierz Alchimowicz, and Antonin Mercié. After him are George Huntington, Jane Dieulafoy, Albert Chmielowski, Charles Dawson, Ioannis Frangoudis, and Ishi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Josiah Royce ranks 5,060 out of 20,380Before him are Carl Spaatz (1891), Bob King (1906), Barry Commoner (1917), Arthur Blake (1872), Randy Crawford (1952), and Rockwell Kent (1882). After him are Louis J. Mordell (1888), Smedley Butler (1881), Joseph Grew (1880), Louis Brandeis (1856), Tony Randall (1920), and Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Josiah Royce ranks 46Before him are Edmund Gettier (1927), Wilfrid Sellars (1912), Harry Frankfurt (1929), Ram Dass (1931), Stanley Cavell (1926), and Lon L. Fuller (1902). After him are Mary Daly (1928), Hubert Dreyfus (1929), Paul Kurtz (1925), Amina Wadud (1952), Barrington Moore Jr. (1913), and Richard Posner (1939).