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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 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 274,289 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Josiah Royce is the 1,088th most popular philosopher (down from 1,003rd in 2019), the 6,688th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,949th in 2019) and the 58th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Josiah Royce ranks 1,088 out of 1,081Before him are Hendrik Adamson, J. L. Mackie, Eduardo Lourenço, Thomas Sebeok, Uku Masing, and Hermann Gunkel. After him are Luciano Floridi, Dariush Shayegan, David Ray Griffin, Lucien Sève, Max Bense, and Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde.

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Among people born in 1855, Josiah Royce ranks 75Before him are Eduard von Keyserling, Eugene V. Debs, Oskar von Miller, Emmanuel Drake del Castillo, William Friese-Greene, and Frank Hadow. After him are Caroline Rémy de Guebhard, Alfred Ewing, Emil Paur, Nataliya Kobrynska, Henry Nicholas Ridley, and August Spies. Among people deceased in 1916, Josiah Royce ranks 118Before him are Sámuel Teleki, Antonin Mercié, Aeneas Mackintosh, Maksim Kovalevsky, Leo Anton Karl de Ball, and Boris Borisovich Golitsyn. After him are Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Georgios Theotokis, Cleveland Abbe, Daniel Oliver, Alexander Voeikov, and Charles Booth.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Josiah Royce ranks 6,688 out of 18,182Before him are Bruce Johnston (1942), Jeanne Eagels (1890), Jason Lee (1970), Steve Jackson (1953), Charmian Carr (1942), and Kim Manners (1951). After him are Gary Locke (1950), Charles F. Hockett (1916), Jeffrey C. Alexander (1947), Adele Goldberg (1945), Regis Philbin (1931), and William Wilson Morgan (1906).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Josiah Royce ranks 58Before him are William Lane Craig (1949), Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787), Richard Posner (1939), Sandra Harding (1935), Amina Wadud (1952), and John Shelby Spong (1931). After him are David Ray Griffin (1939), Francis Parker Yockey (1917), Gary L. Francione (1954), Pat Robertson (1930), Paul Kurtz (1925), and William Chittick (1943).