Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2022

This is a more exciting update for us to write than usual, primarily because of some new archival discoveries. The most important of these is undoubtedly Whitehead’s paper “Sets of Operations in Relation to Groups of Finite Order.” An abstract of this paper had been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2022

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2021

It’s the end of another year, and it’s been an exciting one for the Critical Edition of Whitehead. Our most important milestone this year was, of course, the appearance of the second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard Lectures (HL2), published by Edinburgh University Press in January. The product of many years of work and collated from… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2021

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2021

We are excited to begin this quarterly update by announcing that Brian G. Henning and Joe Petek have been joined by Dr. Robert J. Valenza as a named editor for the first volume of Whitehead’s Collected Papers (CP1), which will include all of Whitehead’s published and unpublished articles written between 1886 and 1918. Dr. Valenza… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2021

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2020

In our final Edition update of last year, we started by noting that we had just submitted the completed manuscript for the second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard lectures (HL2) to Edinburgh University Press. After a long copy-editing and proofing process, the proofs have been locked off and the book is ready for publication. We have… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2020

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2020

The thing presently at the forefront of our minds is once again the second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard Lectures (HL2). We now have the first round of proofs in our hands, and we’re diligently looking through them to make sure that everything is as it should be. The presence of many mathematical/logical symbols makes it… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, fall 2020

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, summer 2020

Since the last quarterly update, the major milestone we’ve reached is the one we already announced shortly after its publication: the release of “Whitehead’s Lost Papers,” a donation of Whitehead’s grandson and heir, George Whitehead. It had been over a year since the donation, and the scans now publicly available at the Whitehead Research Library… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, summer 2020

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2020

We had set ourselves two major tasks for this year: (1) finish cataloging and uploading the Whitehead papers to the Whitehead Research Library in order to be able to make them more widely available to the public, and (2) transcribe the original versions of Whitehead’s collected papers (i.e., those essays not subsequently published in monographs),… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead quarterly update, spring 2020

Critical Edition Update

Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2019

It has been a momentous and somewhat exhausting year for the Critical Edition of Whitehead. The “exhausting” part can largely be attributed to our work on the recently submitted second volume of Whitehead’s Harvard lectures, the completion of which consumed the bulk of our efforts for the year. Transcription of materials for the volume started… Read More Critical Edition of Whitehead year-end update, winter 2019