H. S. Harris is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Glendon College, York University.
. . . a magnificent contribution to scholarship on the
Phenomenology. What sets this book apart from the rest is Harris’s
deep commitment to thinking Hegel in context, even when Hegel's
position runs counter to Harris's own cultural and philosophical
position. Thus Harris self-effacingly clears away the encrustations
of ideology that distorted or undermined Hegel’s influence in the
nineteenth century, and the contemporary biases that lead to
piecemeal commentaries and salvagings of Hegel in the present day,
and opens a window through which Hegel’s thought can appear with
perhaps less distortion than at any previous time. This commentary
on the Phenomenology is a landmark that will date Hegel scholarship
by whether it appeared before or after Harris. --Robert R.
Williams, The Review of Metaphysics
. . . Harris provides what is without doubt the most thorough, well-researched and thoughtful study of the Phenomenology in English to date. . . . Harris’s commentary is a splendid and quite awe-inspiring achievement--the magnificent fruit of over thirty years of study that will be savoured by future generations of scholars and students for many years to come.--Stephen Hougate, in Radical Philosophy, July 1999
Harris reconstructs the elaborate structure of Hegel's treatise and shows clearly that it is a unified work . . . a lucid presentation and rich orchestration of significant structure and detail. . . . A genuine landmark: all work on Hegel’s Phenomenology will be dated by whether it precedes or follows it.--Kenneth R. Westphal, University of New Hampshire