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This critical analysis offers an integrated interpretation of Josiah Royce’s theory of the self, discussed from the points of view of empiricism, epistemology, logic, and ethics, and drawing in as background the essence of Royce’s entire philosophy. Approaching the subject from a number of critical angles, the author sheds new light on the relations between Royce and his Harvard colleagues, William James and Charles Sanders Peirce. Quoting extensively from both published and unpublished works, the author gives a complete account of the development of Royce’s thought and a basic picture of Royce’s ideas in very readable form.