This collection represents the rediscovery of Josiah Royce's rich legacy that
has occurred over the past decade.
The first part presents a series of historical explorations. The second takes up
practical extensions of Royce's work, bringing his ideas and methods to bear on
contemporary philosophical matters. Among the topics addressed are the paradoxes
of individualism; loyalty, democracy, and community; Royce's efforts to respond
to historical American racism; his contributions to engaged inter-faith
religious discourse; the promise of his theory of error for a feminist account
of knowledge; and his ethics of loyalty as a component in medical ethics.