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Josiah Royce
(20 Nov 1855 - 14 Sep 1916)

American philosopher and author who has been called “the last and the greatest spokesperson for systematic philosophical idealism in the United States.” He was influential on his contemporaries.

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An evolution is a series of events that in itself as series is purely physical, — a set of necessary occurrences in the world of space and time. An egg develops into a chick; … a planet condenses from the fluid state, and develops the life that for millions of years makes it so wondrous a place. Look upon all these things descriptively, and you shall see nothing but matter moving instant after instant, each instant containing in its full description the necessity of passing over into the next. … But look at the whole appreciatively, historically, synthetically, as a musician listens to a symphony, as a spectator watches a drama. Now you shall seem to have seen, in phenomenal form, a story.
— Josiah Royce
In The Spirit of Modern Philosophy: An Essay in the Form of Lectures (1892), 425.
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