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Josiah Royce
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Born (1855-11-20)November 20, 1855
Died September 14, 1916(1916-09-14) (aged 60)
Education University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1875)
Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D., 1878)
Era 19th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Objective idealism
American idealism
Thesis Interdependence of the Principles of Human Knowledge (1878)
Academic advisors Hermann Lotze
Charles Sanders Peirce
Doctoral students Curt John Ducasse
C. I. Lewis
George Santayana
Other notable students Edwin Holt
Main interests
Ethics, philosophy of religion
Notable ideas
Practical life as the guide and determiner of the value of philosophical ideas

Josiah Royce ( November 20, 1855 – September 14, 1916) was an American objective idealist philosopher and the founder of American idealism. His philosophical ideas included his version of personalism, defense of absolutism, idealism and his conceptualization of God.

Royce is known as the only noted American philosopher who also studied and wrote history. His historical works mainly focused on the American West.

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