Josiah Royce, the newly appointed instructor in philosophy, who will take Dr. James' place next year, while the latter is in Europe, is a Californian by birth, being thirty years of age. He is a graduate of the University of California, and has held a travelling fellowship from that institution. After graduation he spent one year in Germany in the study of philosophy. Subsequently he spent three years at Johns Hopkins University, where he took the degree of doctor of philosophy with high honors. He has recently been assistant professor of English Literature at the University of California. Dr. Royce has written numerous articles for Mind, the English magazine of psychology, and for the Californian. His writings have been of a philosophical and literary character - "Philosophy in literature and literature in philosophy," Dr. James has termed them. In his philosophical tendencies he has been called a Neo-Kantian, and is undoubtedly destined to take high rank among American philosophers.