This work provides a survey of philosophy from Descartes to Hegel, found in unpublished manuscripts of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord.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.
William Sweet is Professor of Philosophy at St. Francis Xavier University. Errol E. Harris is John Evans Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Northwestern University.
Foreword: Lord, Logic, and the History of Philosophy by William Sweet and Errol E. Harris; 1. Introduction and Descartes; 2. Spinoza; 3. John Locke, and the Beginnings of Empiricism; 4. Berkeley and Hume: the skeptical conclusion; 5. Kant; 6. Hegel: Introduction to the Philosophy of Hegel; Index.