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The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume IILogic, Loyalty, and Community$
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John J. McDermott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780823224845

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823224845.001.0001

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The Problem of Truth in the Light of Recent Discussion

The Problem of Truth in the Light of Recent Discussion

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(p.681) 22 The Problem of Truth in the Light of Recent Discussion
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The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II
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John J. McDermott
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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823224845.003.0002

This chapter examines the nature of truth. It provides a classification of the main motives which are represented by the principal recent theories regarding the nature of truth. First, there is the motive especially suggested by the study of the history of institutions, by people's whole interest in what are called “evolutionary processes,” and by a large part of people's recent psychological investigation. This is the motive which leads many to describe human life altogether as a more or less progressive adjustment to a natural environment. The second motive is the same as that which, in ethics, is responsible for so many sorts of recent Individualism. It is the longing to be self-possessed and inwardly free, the determination to submit to no merely external authority. Meanwhile, the third motive has led to the discovery of what are novel truths regarding the fundamental relations upon which all of human thought and human activity rest.

Keywords:   truth, evolutionary processes, psychological investigation, human life, Individualism, novel truths, human thought, human activity

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