W. V. Quine papers, ca. 1908-2000.

ArchivalResource

Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman). W. V. Quine papers, ca. 1908-2000.

W. V. Quine papers, ca. 1908-2000.

Papers include: professional correspondence and topical files; crank letters; requests for permission to publish Quine writings; declined invitations sent to Quine to lecture, referee, serve on a board, and write; Quine's notes and compositions for lectures, books, articles, teaching and work from his own student years; collected compositions written by others, most with annotations by Quine; biographical miscellany; and ephemera, clippings, and photographs. Also includes restricted files including: Quine's recommendations written for others along with resumes and correspondence; files about students; correspondence concerning the recommending and selection of candidates for teaching positions, awards, etc...; and some Harvard University departmental files. Series I, the large, general correspondence series, includes many prominent correspondents in the world of 20th-century philosophy, and much conversation about departments at Harvard University and various philosophical societies and journals. Also, mixed within this series, are topical folders including letters and information about the main entry. It should be noted that Quine's correspondence often contained philosophical proofs, logical and mathematical symbols, and other philosophical expressions that appear more like working papers for his writings than simple letters. Many of the names featured in this correspondence series, also have entries in Series III, Compositons by others. A few of the correspondents included in series I are: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Association, Association for Symbolic Logic, A. J. (Alfred Jules) Ayer, Rudolf Carnap, Noam Chomsky, Alonzo Church, Donald Davidson, Burton Dreben, Herbert Feigl, Dagfinn Føllesdal, Philipp Frank, P. T. (Peter Thomas) Geach, Roger F. Gibson, Nelson Goodman, Carl Gustav Hempel, Saul A. Kripke, Ernest LePore, Bryan Magee, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Charles W. (Charles William) Morris, Ernest Nagel, Jean Piaget, Charles Parsons, Michael Polanyi, Sir Karl Raimond Popper, Hilary Putnam, John Rawls, Richard Rorty, Bertrand Russell, Gilbert Ryle, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic) Skinner, J. J. C. (John Jamieson Carswell) Smart, P. F. Strawson, Alfred Tarski, Jean Van Heijenoort, Hao Wang, Alfred North Whitehead, J. O. (John Oulton) Wisdom, and many, many others. Quine's compositions include: his own early course work and notes on classes taken at Oberlin College and at Harvard University; notes from later years; teaching materials, especially lectures materials for courses at Harvard; lecture materials for occasional lectures; and appointment calendars, clippings on his life, and a few other personal or family related items. There is very little personal correspondence, photographs or papers, as these were retained by the Quine family.

121 boxes [115 boxes (HD), 6 boxes (Vault)] (56 linear ft.)

ger,

spa,

por,

eng,

fre,

ita,

Related Entities

There are 41 Entities related to this resource.

Harvard University

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6301wj2 (corporateBody)

Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...

Carnap, Rudolf, 1891-1970

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pg1vw7 (person)

Born in 1891 in Ronsdorf, Germany, Rudolf Carnap was educated at the Universities of Freiburg and Jena. He studied mathematics, philosophy, and physics, completing his doctoral thesis, Der Raum, in 1921. Before immigrating to America in 1935, Carnap held positions in Vienna and Prague, where he laid the foundations for his own logical empiricism and participated actively in the discussions of the Vienna Circle. After arriving in the United States, Carnap taught at the University of Chicago until...

Føllesdal, Dagfinn

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qz2gz3 (person)

Davidson, Donald, 1917-2003

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pk0mnv (person)

Donald Herbert Davidson, born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 6, 1917, held the position of Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley from 1981-2003. Working primarily in the fields of ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language, he is widely regarded as one of the most profound and influential American philosophers of his generation. A prolific writer and lecturer, Davidson published over 35 articles and essay ...

Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bz6dd6 (person)

British chemist and philosopher. Born, Budapest, Hungary, 1891. M.D., University of Budapest, 1913; Ph. D., 1917. Worked at Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Fibre Chemistry, Berlin, 1920-23, and the Institute of Physical and Electro-Chemistry, Berlin, 1923-33. Chair, physical chemistry, 1933-48, and professor of social studies, 1948-58, University of Manchester. Senior research fellow, Merton College, Oxford, 1958-76. Died, 1976. From the description of Papers, 1900-1975 (inclusive). (Uni...

Harvard University. Dept. of Philosophy.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z10hm4 (corporateBody)

Wisdom, J. O. (John Oulton),

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pp6zfm (person)

Magee, Bryan.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q53sg0 (person)

Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62r3qbb (person)

Russell was an English logician and philosopher. Marsh edited Russell's Logic and knowledge: essays 1901-1950 and wrote about Russell. From the guide to the Letters to Robert C. (Robert Charles) Marsh, 1950-1959., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Russell, British philosopher and mathematician and the 3rd Earl Russell. From the description of [Letter, 19]44 Dec. 8, Trinity College, Cambridge [to] Dear Sir / Bertrand Russell. (Smith C...

Van Heijenoort, Jean, 1912-1986

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6765kdc (person)

Jean van Heijenoort was born in Creil, France, on July 13, 1912. He was educated at the Lycée St. Louis in Paris. From 1932 to 1939, he served as Leon Trotsky's personal secretary. Van Heijenoort left Trotsky in 1939 and came to the United States, where his interests turned to mathematical logic. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1949, and taught in the New York University Mathematics Department until 1965, when he moved to the Department of Philosophy and the Histor...

Ryle, Gilbert, 1900-1976

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6m33fpx (person)

Professor of philosophy at Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. From the description of Essay, n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43297772 ...

Lepore, Ernest, 1950-....

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6647gjp (person)

Chomsky, Noam

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gb266j (person)

Avram Noam Chomsky (1928- ) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, author, lecturer and political activist. Beginning with his opposition to the Vietnam War, he established himself as a prominent critic of U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Chomsky has become a profoundly influential voice on the left, lecturing widely and publishing numerous books on foreign policy, Mideast politics and related subjects. His self-professed commitment to freedom has le...

Geach, P. T. (Peter Thomas), 1916-2013

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rk29qd (person)

Goodman, Nelson

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6t742v7 (person)

Nelson Goodman (1906- ) was Professor of Philosophy at Harvard from 1968-1977. From the description of Papers of Nelson Goodman, 1943-1979 (inclusive) 1949-1979 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76974729 ...

Tarski, Alfred

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6km11nm (person)

Alfred Tarski (1902-1983) was professor of mathmatics and logic at the University of California, Berkeley. From the description of Alfred Tarski papers, [ca. 1940-1983]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 81488885 ...

Putnam, Hilary,

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6km7486 (person)

Rorty, Richard

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wm1kjp (person)

Richard McKay Rorty (1931-2007) is commonly described as one of the most influential thinkers of his era. A philosopher with a remarkably broad intellectual range, his work included the development of a distinctive brand of pragmatism as well as significant contributions to literary criticism, political theory, and other scholarly fields. He was also a public intellectual, writing for such publications as The Nation and The Atlantic. Rorty was born on October 4, 1931, in New York City. The son o...

Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pc3h05 (person)

Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was educated at the Universities of Neuch tel, Zurich and Paris. He was Professor of Philosophy at Neuch tel, 1926-9, Professor of Child Psychology and History of Scientific Thought at the University of Geneva, 1929-37, and Professor of General Psychology at the University of Lausanne, 1937-54. From 1929 onwards he was Director of the International Bureau of Education and co-Director of the Institute of Scientific Education from 1933. From the guide to the Pap...

Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z3212m (person)

Whitehead received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1926 and taught philosophy at Harvard. Guy Emerson was a banker. From the guide to the Alfred North Whitehead letters to Guy Emerson, 1944-1947., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Whitehead received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1926 and taught philosophy at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Alfred North Whitehead, 1924-1945 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCa...

Association for symbolic logic

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61g51p7 (corporateBody)

Skinner, B.F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-1990

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ns1f0d (person)

Psychologist. Full name: Burrhus Frederic Skinner. From the description of B. F. Skinner papers, 1963-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984305 Skinner taught psychology at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Burrhus Frederic Skinner, 1928-1979 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973270 ...

Gibson, Roger F.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6p0617v (person)

Smart, J. J. C. (John Jamieson Carswell), 1920-2012

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61g7xrn (person)

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide (1950-72) and the Australian National University (1976-86). Author of books on such topics as ethics and the relationship between science and philosophy. From the description of Papers of Jack Smart. 1951-1996. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 221394000 ...

Rawls, John, 1921-2002

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6s548gs (person)

John Rawls (1921-2002), James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, was one of the most significant political and moral philosophers of the twentieth century and is credited with reviving the social contract tradition in social and moral philosophy. Rawls's theories of a just liberal society, known as justice as fairness, greatly influenced the fields of political science, economics, sociology, theology, and the law. From the guide to the Books from the personal l...

Hempel, Carl G. (Carl Gustav), 1905-1997

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pg1vpj (person)

Carl Gustav Hempel was born in 1905 in Oranienburg, Germany. He studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy at the Universities of Göttingen, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Vienna. In 1929, he participated in a congress on scientific philosophy where he met Rudolf Carnap. Inspired by Carnap's work, Hempel moved to Vienna during the winter semester of 1929-1930 and joined in the meetings of the Vienna Circle. After returning to Berlin, he earned his Ph.D. in 1934 for his work on probability under Hans...

Ayer, A. J. (Alfred Jules), 1910-1989

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jd549h (person)

Epithet: philosopher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x0003d3 ...

Frank, Philipp, 1884-1966

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6988bgt (person)

Frank taught physics and mathematics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Philipp Frank, 1952-1960 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973039 ...

Popper, Karl R. (Karl Raimund), 1902-1994

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6br8tcd (person)

Karl Raimund Popper, 1902-1994, was born in Vienna, Austria, and gained a PhD from the University of Vienna in 1926. From 1930 to 1935, he worked as a schoolteacher in Vienna, and from 1937 to 1945, he was senior lecturer in Philosophy at Canterbury University College, University of New Zealand, Christchurch. In 1945, he became Reader in Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics, and in 1949, he became Professor of Logic and Scientific Method, a post that he held until 1969 w...

Dreben, Burton

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64n005v (person)

Wang, Hao,

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6424pmm (person)

Marcus, Ruth Barcan

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h43zch (person)

Feigl, Herbert

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c5419x (person)

Parsons, Charles, 1933-....

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q84g80 (person)

St. Louis, Mo., former bank employee. From the description of In Memoriam, 1905. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744844 ...

Quine, W. V. (Willard Van Orman)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6fr02kw (person)

Willard Van Orman Quine was an American analytic philosopher, logician, and mathematician and was for much of his life affilated with Harvard University. His major writings include Word and object, Set theory and its logic, and Two dogmas of empiricism. From the description of James Willard Oliver Collection of W. V. Quine. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 311081458 W. V. (Willard Van Orman) Quine (1908-2000) was an American mathematician, logician, and ph...

Benacerraf, Baruj, 1920-2011

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wv2fmq (person)

Baruj Benacerraf (b. Oct. 29, 1920, Caracas, Venezuela-d. Aug. 2, 2011, Jamaica Plain, MA) was the 1980 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine for his work on immunology. He is the brother of philosopher Paul Benecerraf and moved to the United States in 1940. He received a BS from Columbia University and a MD from Medical College of Virginia. He was a researcher at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NYU and the NIH. In 1970 he joined the faculty at Harvard University ...

Church, Alonzo, 1903-1995

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6320nsm (person)

Mathematician. From the description of Oral history interview with Alonzo Church, 1984 May 17. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63283803 ...

Morris, Charles W. (Charles William), 1903-1979

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d22cgt (person)

Kripke, Saul A., 1940-....

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6h20cpp (person)

Strawson, P. F.,

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v19xst (person)

Nagel, Ernest, 1901-1985

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hd9d57 (person)

Educator, philosopher; interviewee d. 1985. From the description of Reminiscences of Ernest Nagel : oral history, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741480 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Ernest Nagel (1901-1985), philosopher and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. Nagel received a B.S. (1923) from City College, and a M.A. (1925) and Ph.D. (1930) from Columbia. First appointed to Columbia's faculty in 1930, Nagel became John Dewey...