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Frank Oppenheim


Frank Oppenheim, S.J., is Research Professor at Xavier University (Cincinnati). Ordained to priesthood in 1955, he began teaching at Xavier in 1961 in its department of philosophy (philosophical anthropology, ethics, history of modern philosophy, busi-ness ethics). He specializes in American philosopher of community, Josiah Royce (1855–1916), and in other American philosophers. In addition to numerous articles, Oppenheim’s published works include Royce’s Voyage Down Under: A Journey of the Mind (1980); Royce’s Mature Philosophy of Religion (1987); and Royce’s Mature Ethics (1993). He coedited Royce’s 1915–1916 Metaphysics (1999) and edited two volumes of Josiah Royce’s Late Writings (2001). His magnum opus, entitled Reverence for the Relations of Life: Re-imagining Pragmatism via Josiah Royce’s Interactions with Peirce, James and Dewey, was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2004. He lives in Clarkston, Michigan, where he continues his research on Josiah Royce.

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American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner

Emerson – Thoreau – Peirce – James – Royce – Dewey – Whitehead – Feminism