The Poetics of Josiah Royce
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This week, Richard Hall will present on the Poetics of Josiah Royce.
American philosopher Josiah Royce (1855-1916) is mostly known as a philosopher. But he was also a poet, novelist, and literary critic. Attention to his efforts in these areas is not only a gain for the arts but also leads the way to key insights into his philosophy. Here Dr. Hall sketches out his vision of Royce as a poetic philosopher and philosophical poet.
Richard A. S. Hall is Professor of Philosophy at Fayetteville State University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. He holds the Ph.D. and B.A. in philosophy from the University of Toronto and Boston University respectively. His publications include five books. His most recent book is The Justice of War: Its Foundation in Ethics and Natural Law (Lexington Books, 2020). Others are The Neglected Northampton Texts of Jonathan Edwards: Edwards on Society and Politics (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1990); Josiah Royce’s Proposal How to Establish World Peace (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2017); and White Calvinists Fighting Against Black Slavery (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2016). He has chapters in the following publications: The Contribution of Jonathan Edwards to American Culture and Society (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008); Josiah Royce for the Twenty-First Century (Lexington Books, 2012); Middlebrow Wodehouse (Ashgate, 2016); and entries in The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Eerdmans).
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