Harvard Professor


Josiah Royce. Pach Brothers, photographer. Photograph, 1877. Harvard University Archives, HUP Royce, Josiah (2b)

“I enjoy very much a new philosophic Colleague, Josiah Royce from California, who is just 30 years old and a perfect little Socrates for wisdom & humour.”—Letter to Carl Stumpf, 1 January 1886.

James recruited Josiah Royce to Harvard’s small, staid philosophy department, where Francis Bowen and George Herbert Palmer were among his few colleagues.