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Second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard lectures submitted to publisher

We are extremely pleased to announce that editing is complete for the second volume of the Edinburgh Critical Edition of the Complete Works of Alfred North Whitehead, and the manuscript has now been submitted to Edinburgh University Press. The full title will be: The Harvard Lectures of Alfred North Whitehead: General Metaphysical Problems of Science,… Read More Second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard lectures submitted to publisher

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Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2019

We are extremely pleased to announce that, aside from some minor formatting tasks, the editing of all materials for the second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard Lectures is now complete. This includes: 29 Radcliffe lectures for fall 1925, 78 Harvard lectures for 1925–26, 63 Harvard lectures for 1926–27, 10 seminar sessions for 1926–27, plus four guest… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2019

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Announcing the opening of the Whitehead Research Library (WRL)

In our year-end update from about two months ago, I wrote that we were working to make more of our Whitehead letters, essays, photos, and student lecture notes publicly available. Today I am happy to announce that we are officially launching the digital Whitehead Research Library (WRL), which will make select archival Whitehead materials freely… Read More Announcing the opening of the Whitehead Research Library (WRL)

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Critical Edition quarterly update

Curtice Nelson Hitchcock (1892-1946) was Whitehead’s primary contact at Macmillan during the 1920s. Serving as Assistant to the President and later Vice President, Hitchcock would depart Macmillan in 1933 to found his own publishing house, Reynal & Hitchcock, with Eugene Reynal in 1934 (which published, among other works, the English translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s… Read More Critical Edition quarterly update

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“Philosophers’ Weekend” Photos, 1932

The Whitehead Research Project was lucky enough to receive a dozen photos of Whitehead back in August 2016 from a relative of Henry Osborn Taylor and Julia Isham Taylor, the couple who anonymously donated the entirety of Whitehead’s Harvard salary throughout his tenure from 1924-37, and thus made possible his appointment.