The History of Philosophy from Descartes to Hegel
Arthur Ritchie Lord
This work provides a survey of philosophy from Descartes to Hegel, found in unpublished manuscripts of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord.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.
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"... While these lectures would be considered today as dealing with metaphysics and epistemology, for Lord this was the genuine logic - not the (traditional) formal logic which (Errol Harris reports) Lord treated with contempt... in the spirit of Hegel, Lord considered logic proper as at once theory of knowledge and metaphysics, and he refused to treat the two as separate subjects or even as separate branches of the main discipline." - From the Foreword"