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Josiah Royce —
born on November 20, 1855,
died on September 14, 1916
Josiah Royce was an American objective idealist philosopher... (wikipedia)
Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a hint, and in its best moments a visible beginning.
As for you, my beloved friend, I loyally believe in your uniqueness; but whenever I try to tell to you wherein it consists, I helplessly describe only a type.
The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the waves that roll between him and his home, talks of cruel facts, material barriers that, just because they are material, and not ideal, shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart.
Ideas any one can mould as he wishes.
This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view.