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dc.contributor.authorHudgins, Charles G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:48:14Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:48:14Z
dc.date.issued1999-06-21en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-102499-145545en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45321
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is primarily an attempt to reconstruct the debate between Josiah Royce and Ralph Barton Perry concerning the viability of both the realist and idealist positions. Secondarily, I will show that this debate is a crucial part of an adequate understanding of the changes that took place in American philosophy in the early part of twentieth century. Royce's arguments against the neorealist position of Perry (and others) centered on both the nature of error, and the nature of independence. Perry' response to these arguments was an elaborate effort to demonstrate a coherent and consistent neorealist system which avoided the problems that Royce claimed must beset any such system. I will not attempt to assign the label of "winner" to either participant, however, I will show that the degree of incommensurability involved in the debate played an important role in the shift in American philosophy at the time.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectRoyceen_US
dc.subjectRealismen_US
dc.subjectPerryen_US
dc.subjectErroren_US
dc.subjectNeorealismen_US
dc.subjectIdealismen_US
dc.titleRoyce and Perry on Idealism and Realismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophyen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPitt, Joseph C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBurian, Richard M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGarrison, James E.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-102499-145545/en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-10-24en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-01-13
dc.date.adate2000-01-13en_US


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