Harris, Errol E. Books

Dr. Errol E. Harris is John Evans Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Northwestern University, and is a former President of the Metaphysical Society of America and the Hegel Society of America. He received his D.Litt. from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of some 25 books, including The Foundations of Metaphysics in Science (1965), Hypothesis and Perception: The Roots of Scientific Method (1970) and, most recently, Reflections on the Problem of Consciousness (2006).

Foundational Problems in Philosophy
2006 0-7734-5587-6
These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics (1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays.

Lord was one of a number of South African philosophers, little known outside of their own country, who had a remarkable influence not only on their students, but on social and cultural life. This volume provides critical introductions to, as well as extensive annotations on, a number of Lord’s essays, most of which were previously unpublished. The editors bring together writings that show the extent of Lord’s interests and present some of his original ideas on political philosophy, aesthetics, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of history. Drawing on a rich tradition of thought rooted in Kant, Hegel, and the British Idealists, Lord provides a distinctly idealist approach to philosophical issues.

History of Philosophy From Decartes to Hegel Arthur Ritchie Lord
2006 0-7734-5589-2
These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics (1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays.

This work provides a survey of philosophy from Descartes to Hegel, found in unpublished manuscripts of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord. These studies focus on what Lord called ‘logic’ – what would be considered today as metaphysics and epistemology. He adopted a strong historical approach to these issues, with extensive discussion of Hegel’s contributions. This work not only provides readers with a uniquely idealist reading of the history of modern philosophy, but helps to explain a much-misunderstood perspective on epistemology and metaphysics.

Reprint Edition of the Principles of Politics by Arthur Ritchie Lord
2006 0-7734-5591-4
These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics (1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays.

This volume reprints, but also provides a new critical introduction to, Arthur R. Lord’s The Principles of Politics. Prepared to present and discuss some of the major themes of political philosophy, The Principles of Politics focuses on three issues of perennial interest in political thought: sovereignty, law, and rights. Lord’s study also examines such topics as the nature of the state, the balance of power, theories of representation, and the rationality of political institutions. Readers will be particularly interested in the ways in which Lord’s work continues, but also advances upon, earlier idealist studies in political thought (such as those of Hegel, T.H. Green, and Bernard Bosanquet). A rereading of this work today suggests that the idealist tradition, and particularly its account of political pluralism, can provide much insight on issues of contemporary concern.