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Josiah Royce, Scott L. Pratt, and Shannon Sullivan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231324

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823231324.001.0001

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Introduction to Race Questions, Provincialism, and Other American Problem

Introduction to Race Questions, Provincialism, and Other American Problem

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(p.1) Introduction to Race Questions, Provincialism, and Other American Problem
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Race Questions, Provincialism, and Other American Problems
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Scott L. Pratt

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823231324.003.0001

This chapter introduces the philosophy of loyalty by Josiah Royce in 1908 and uses the example of the sinking of the Lusitania to show the rejection of loyalty by Germany. Causes, in the end, came to be identified with communities by Royce. In his 1912 The Sources of Religious Insight and his 1913 The Problem of Christianity, loyalty is transformed from a commitment to a cause to “the practically devoted love of an individual for a community”. Here Royce summarizes three principles of loyalty. First, the communities to which individuals are loyal may be living beings whose reality is of a higher type. The second principle connects the meaning of the life which Royce calls the process of salvation. Finally, each person becomes part of the community of those loyal to loyalty. The result is at once unification and, by the actions of loyalty, individualization.

Keywords:   Josiah Royce, Lusitania, Germany, loyalty, community, causes, salvation, unification, individualization

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