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Race Questions, Provincialism, and Other American Problems: Expanded Edition

Josiah Royce, Scott L. Pratt, and Shannon Sullivan


In 1908, American philosopher Josiah Royce foresaw the future. Race questions and prejudices, he said, “promise to become, in the near future, still more important than they have ever been before”. Royce recognized that the problem of the next century would be, as W.E.B. Du Bois put it, “the problem of the color line”. The twentieth century saw vast changes in race relations, but even after the election of the first African-American U.S. president, questions of race and the nature of community persist. Royce's work provided the conceptual startin ... More

Keywords: race relations, race, community, Cultural Pluralism, Beloved Community, Martin Luther King, civil rights movement, religious pluralism, philosophy of science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780823231324
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823231324.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josiah Royce, author

Scott L. Pratt, editor

Shannon Sullivan, editor