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The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume ICulture, Philosophy, and Religion$
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John J. McDermott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780823224838

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823224838.001.0001

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The Possibility of Error

The Possibility of Error

(p.321) 11 The Possibility of Error
The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I
John J. McDermott
Fordham University Press

This chapter considers the possibility of error, the actual existence of those conditions that make error possible. It elaborates the notion that the conditions that determine the logical possibility of error must themselves be absolute truth. However, readers are warned that the path to be travelled is very thorny and stony. It is a path of difficult philosophical investigation. Nobody ought to follow it who does not desire to. The reader is urged to skip the whole of this chapter unless he wants to find even more of dullness than the rest of this sleepy book has discovered to him. For the author, the arid way would seem hard, were it not for the precious prize at the end of it.

Keywords:   error, possibility, absolute truth, philosophical investigation, Josiah Royce

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