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Harris, Errol E.

Works: 81 works in 469 publications in 4 languages and 13,419 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: B3998, 199.492
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Formal, transcendental, and dialectical thinking : logic and reality by Errol E Harris( )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and French and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypothesis and perception : the roots of scientific method by Errol E Harris( )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of metaphysics in science by Errol E Harris( Book )

41 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Nature, mind, and modern science by Errol E Harris( Book )

32 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvation from despair; a reappraisal of Spinoza's philosophy by Errol E Harris( Book )

19 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My purpose in this book is to re-interpret the philosophy of Spinoza to a new generation. I make no attempt to compete with the historical scholarƯ ship of A.H. Wolfson in tracing back Spinoza's ideas to his Ancient, Hebrew and Mediaeval forerunners, or the meticulous philosophical scrutiny of Harold Joachim, which I could wish to emulate but cannot hope to rival. I have simply relied upon the text of Spinoza's own writings in an effort to grasp and to make intelligible to others the precise meaning of his doctrine, and to decide whether, in spite of numerous apparent and serious internal conflicts, it can be understood as a consistent whole. In so doing I have found it necessary to correct what seem to me t0' be misƯ conceptions frequently entertained by commentators. Whether or not I am right in my re-interpretation, it will, I hope, contribute something fresh, if not to the knowledge of Spinoza, at least to the discussion of what he really meant to say. The limits within which I am constrained to write prevent me from drawing fully upon the great mass of scholarly writings on Spinoza, his life and times, his works and his philosophical ideas. I can only try to make amends for omissions by listing the most important works in the Spinoza bibliography, for reference by those who would seek to know more about his philosophy. This list I have added as an appendix
An interpretation of the logic of Hegel by Errol E Harris( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of philosophy; a study of classical texts by Errol E Harris( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major topics in philosophy, designed to be used as a companion to any undergraduate philosophy course. Based on the well-known series of the same name, this textbook brings together specially commissioned articles by leading philosophers. Each chapter provides an authoritative overview of topics commonly taught at the undergraduate level, focusing on the major issues that typically arise when studying the subject. Discussions are up-to-date and written in an engaging manner so as to provide students with the core building blocks of their degree course. Helpful exercises are included at the end of each chapter, as well as bibliographies and annotated further reading sections." [Back cover]
The problem of evil by Errol E Harris( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revelation through reason: religion in the light of science and philosophy by Errol E Harris( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, drawn from the Terry Lectures at Yale, a distinguished South African philosopher attempts once and for all to dispose of the putative conflict between religion and scientific thinking"--Jacket
Reflections on the problem of consciousness by Errol E Harris( )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential and most puzzling problem of consciousness is how the electro-chemical activity constantly occurring in the brain translates into the conscious experience we enjoy. This study considers the attempts that have been made by several important neuro-scientists and philosophers to address the question, and makes its own suggestions
Cosmos and anthropos : a philosophical interpretation of the anthropic cosmological principle by Errol E Harris( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spinoza's philosophy, an outline by Errol E Harris( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reality of time by Errol E Harris( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annihilation and utopia: the principles of international politics by Errol E Harris( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos and theos : ethical and theological implications of the anthropic cosmological principle by Errol E Harris( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cosmos and Theos Professor Errol E. Harris develops the theological, ethical, and social implications of the Anthropic Cosmological Principle. He argues that the twentieth-century revolution in physics reinstates the traditional arguments for the existence of God that had been inevitably invalidated by the logic appropriate to Empiricism and the presuppositions of Newtonian science. Errol E. Harris stresses that the holism of contemporary science now demands a new dialectical logic and metaphysic, in the light of which old doctrines assume a new aspect and gain fresh vitality. Professor Harris reviews the history of religion in relation to contemporary developments in science, contending that the conflict between the two, persistent since the seventeenth century, is largely the effect of the Copernican-Newtonian scientific paradigm rather than of any insuperable divergence of aim or dogma. He also reviews the salient arguments--and the criticism of them--that have been offered in the history of Western philosophy for God's existence. Cosmos and Theos concludes with a reinterpretation of Christian doctrine, intended to demonstrate the essential congruity between its tenets and the current conceptions of the Anthropic Principle
Perceptual assurance and the reality of the world by Errol E Harris( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atheism and theism by Errol E Harris( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Errol E. Harris presented the first three chapters of Atheism and Theism as public lectures at Tulane University on January 20-22, 1975. The lecture series was made possible by a grant from the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation of New York City. Those of us who had the pleasure of hearing the lectures formed the judgment that they deserved publication to reach a wider audience and to assure a more permanent reeord. We invited Professor Harris to allow us to publish his lectures in Tulane Studies in Philosophy. On his part, he de­ veloped the themes of the lectures into a more comprehensive and lasting work. With Professor Harris's approval, we are taking the unprecedented step of devoting Volume XXVI of Tulane Studies in Philosophy to the publication of Atheism and Theism. We are certain that it will advance the fundamentally philosophical argument surrounding theism and Christianity. We are also convinced that it will add substantialIy to the prestige of our series of annua1 volumes of philosophy, now in its twenty-sixth year. 'Ve wish to express our thanks to the Franklin J. Matchette Foundation for the original grant sup­ porting the lectures and to Professor Harris for presenting first the lectures and then the book. R. C. W. A. J. R
The spirit of Hegel by Errol E Harris( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive and illuminating collection of essays by Errol E. Harris covers the entire range of Hegel's philosophy, emphasizing Hegel's contemporary relevance, elucidating difficult and controversial questions, and revealing Hegel's insight into key philosophical problems. It presents Hegel's philosophy as consistent, credible, and prophetic in its anticipation of modern scientific developments. Professor Harris concentrates on key points of controversy and attempts to resolve them by stressing the prevailing consistency of Hegel's thought, interpreted as realistic holism. In this context Harris explains Hegel's idealism as objective, in a way that reconciles the earlier oppositions of idealism to realism, rationalism to empiricism, and reason to revelation. Much space and discussion is given to Hegel's Philosophy of Nature as the crucial issue in judging whether Hegel is a pure idealist, or is a realist in the same sense and to the same degree as A.N. Whitehead. The final chapter compares the philosophies of Hegel and Whitehead to throw light on this question and to underline the book's two main purposes: to highlight Hegel's contemporary relevance and to insist on the essential realism of this thought. Key questions, such as those of the body-mind relationship, political liberalism, international relations, and the so-called end of history, are addressed in the course of what amounts to a general presentation of the character and scope of Hegel's philosophy
The substance of Spinoza by Errol E Harris( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apocalypse and paradigm : science and everyday thinking by Errol E Harris( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The influence of scientific paradigms is much more widespread than usually realized. According to Harris, it permeates the whole of the culture of which science is an integral part. The paradigm of Newtonian science was essentially mechanistic and atomistic, and thinking in these terms not only penetrated philosophy, economics, morals and politics for the next three centuries, but remains latent in 20th century ways of thought. As Harris illustrates, the Newtonian paradigm is obsolete in confronting today's global problems. While Planck and Einstein introduced a new scientific revolution at the beginning of the century, it has yet to be reflected in common habits of thinking. It is now urgently necessary to adopt the new conceptual scheme in other fields as it has come to dominate science if global issues are to be resolved. A provocative analysis that will be of particular interest to students, teachers, and policymakers involved with public policy, the history of science and philosophy, and ethics."
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Salvation from despair; a reappraisal of Spinoza's philosophy
Hypothesis and perception : the roots of scientific methodThe foundations of metaphysics in scienceNature, mind, and modern scienceSalvation from despair; a reappraisal of Spinoza's philosophyThe problem of evilReflections on the problem of consciousnessCosmos and anthropos : a philosophical interpretation of the anthropic cosmological principleSpinoza's philosophy, an outline
Alternative Names
Errol Harris filósofo sudafricano

Errol Harris South African philosopher

Harris, Errol 1908-2009

Harris, Errol E.

Harris, Errol Eustace

Harris, Errol Eustace 1908-2009

해리스, 에롤 E

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