I have begun the long tedious task of packing to move. The day before the movers come, the extended family will turn out to help the old folks, but with all this time [we move on June 28th] I decided to start on my books. I bought a stack of very nice easy to assemble boxes from Staples and set to work. I am labeling the boxes, which will be broken down into five sets [maybe 60-70 boxes in all.] There is the main alphabetical run, all the Marx books [including the complete English translation of the works of Marx and Engels -- the German is in Paris], all the economics books, all the Afro-American Studies book, and everything by me, including books, journals or collections in which I appear [offprints are already in a box in my closet], my doctoral dissertation, extra copies of translations, etc.
This morning, I had gotten as far as I-12, the twelfth box of the first group, which brought me to the letter H, and as I climbed on a little step stool to reach the top shelf, I came on the rather small Hegel collection. There I saw a book I had clearly never opened, by Willem A. deVries, entitled Hegel's Theory of Mental Activity, published by Cornell in 1988. I checked and there is no reference to me in the Bibliography or Index.
Now, I mean, how likely is it that deVreis hit on this title completely independently of my 1963 book, Kant's Theory of Mental Activity?