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Michael A. Gilbert fonds

  • F0706
  • Fonds
  • [196-?]-2014

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the work and activities of Michael A. Gilbert. These records document Gilbert’s work as a professor of philosophy and administrator at York University, as a writer and lecturer in the areas of argumentation theory and transgender theory, and as a writer of literary fiction. Records in this fonds include correspondence and day planners, academic papers and articles, draft manuscripts and screenplays, notes, course materials and lecture notes, photographs, and conference materials.

Gilbert, Michael A.

Doctor, R.

File consists of a letter sent to Gilbert with accompanying photographs.

Letters to parents

File consists of two letters written by Gilbert and his wife, Ruth, offering his parents suggestions for a trip to Europe.

Letters rec. to 1985

File consists of correspondence received by Gilbert, mostly pertaining to his graduate studies and academic career but including some personal correspondence. Copies of letters by Gilbert are also part of this file, as well as two letters written to his brother, Gary, in 1967.

Letters rec. 1985-1993

File consists of correspondence received by Gilbert pertaining to professional and personal subjects. Correspondents include Libby Scheier, Richard Thomas Wright, Edward O. Phillips, George Payerle, Andreas Schroeder, Diane Guite, June Callwood, and Brian Brett.

Letters received

File consists of personal and professional correspondence received by Gilbert. Correspondents include Andreas Schroeder, Heather Menzies, June Callwood, Richard Thomas Wright, Celso Lopez, Barbara Saldinger, Diane Gilbert and others.

Letters sent

File consists of correspondence sent by Gilbert to friends and family, as well as some work-related correspondence.

Libby

File consists of correspondence and a poem from Libby Scheier. Included is a photograph of Scheier.

Zack : bar mitzvah

File pertains to the bar mitzvah of Gilbert's son, Zachary, held in May 1986, and include letters, invoices, guest lists and photographs. Also included in the file are other materials pertaining to Zachary's childhood, including school assignments, report cards and a class photo, and a US certificate of birth abroad.

Student papers and notes

Series consists of Gilbert’s papers and notes from undergraduate courses taken at the City University of New York (Hunter College) and from his graduate studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and the University of Waterloo. Also included in the series are personal ephemera from this period and copies of letters pertaining to the formation of the journal “Telos” at SUNY Buffalo.

Abst. alg.

File consists of Gilbert's handwritten notes and class assignments for this course on abstract algebra.

Berkeley

File consists of handwritten notes and two student papers written by Gilbert entitled "An explication and defense of Van Iten's interpretation of Berkeley" and "Berkeley: Ontology or Epistemology".

College essays

File consists of Gilbert's undergraduate philosophy papers, written while a student at the City University of New York, Hunter College.

Identity

File consists of Gilbert's handwritten notes for an undergraduate course.

Metaphysics

File pertains to a graduate course taken by Gilbert at the University of Waterloo. Records in this file are Gilbert's notes and papers.

Quine, W.V.O.

File pertains to an undergraduate seminar on epistemology taken by Gilbert. Records in this file are his notes and papers written about W.V.O. Quine.

"Telos" letters

File consists of copies of letters written by Alison Jagger, Paul Piccone, Severin Schurger and Gilbert pertaining to the launch of journal "Telos" at SUNY Buffalo.

Thesis : letters, receipts, etc.

File consists of correspondence exchanged between Gilbert and Jim Van Evra of the University of Waterloo regarding Gilbert's PhD thesis, as well as Van Evra's notes on the thesis and Gilbert's thesis proposal.

Thesis proposal

Item is Gilbert's proposal for his PhD thesis, entitled "A Formal Analysis of Relevance", submitted to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo.

Asian philosophy : 314

File pertains to a course taken by Gilbert entitled "Philosophy of Asia and Africa". Records in this file are course handouts, an examination paper, notes, and a paper by Gilbert entitled "The Nyaya-Vaisesika System: A Survey".

Epistemology

File consists of handwritten notes and a draft student paper by Gilbert entitled "An Attempted Clarification of Analyticity".

Epistemology - perception

File pertains to an undergraduate course on analytic philosophy taken by Gilbert. Records in this file are handwritten notes, handouts, and two papers by Gilbert entitled "Malcolm and Chisholm" and "Malcolm on Certainty".

Ethics & theory of value

File pertains to an undergraduate course taken by Gilbert on the general theory of value. Records in this file are handwritten notes and papers by Gilbert.

Locke

File consists of Gilbert's notes and papers for an undergraduate course on Locke and Berkeley.

Logic

File pertains to a course taken by Gilbert entitled "Introduction to Logic". Records in this file are Gilbert's notes, a test and a quiz.

Marx, Karl & the Marxists

File pertains to an undergraduate course taken by Gilbert entitled "International Marxism and the Communist Orbit". Records in this file include a course syllabus, notes and papers by Gilbert.

Plato

File pertains to a undergraduate course taken by Gilbert on Plato and Aristotle and includes his notes, a bibliography, a test and an essay.

Russell

File pertains to an undergraduate course taken by Gilbert entitled "Philosophy of Bertrand Russell". Records in this file are Gilbert's notes and a paper entitled "The Dispute Between Russell and Strawson".

Teaching files

Series consists of files documenting Gilbert’s work and activities as a lecturer and professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto and York University, as an undergraduate program director and administrator in the Department of Philosophy at York University, and as a speaker on the subject of cross dressing and transgender theory. Files pertaining to Gilbert’s consultancy work (through his company Effective Dispute Management) and talks on argumentation theory are also part of this series. Records in this series include course materials, lecture notes, notes, correspondence, memoranda, presentation slides, grant application materials, newsletters, enrollment statistics, course lists and calendars.

1000

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert (taking over the second term from Margaret Schabas), Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 1000), in winter 1997. Items in this file include syllabi, essay assignments, a Department of Philosophy faculty directory (1996-97), an exam schedule, lecture notes, a memorandum, a list of tutor duties and procedures, tutorial mark averages, and a letter from Schabas to Gilbert about the course.

2100 98/99

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Introduction to Logic (PHIL 2100), in fall 1998. Items in the file are a course outline, a mid-term exam, and corrections to examples in the course textbook.

2100 slides

File consists of overhead transparencies used by Gilbert in his course, Introduction to Logic (PHIL 2100).

2200

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert over several years, Reason, Rhetoric and Argument (PHIL 220.3W). Items in this file are syllabi, quizzes, an outline for written assignments, notes, handouts, a diagram, and assignment topics. Also included in the file is a syllabus for another course taught by Gilbert, Modes of Reasoning (AK/MR371), in the summer of 1978.

2200

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Critical Reasoning (PHIL 2200). Items in this file are a course outline, an outline of tutor duties, PowerPoint lecture slides, photocopies from course textbook "Good reasoning matters!", and diagrams.

220 curr.

File pertains to this course, PHIL 2200, Critical Reasoning, taught by Gilbert at York University. Records in this file are lecture notes, a make-up exam, assignments, and a course outline.

2250

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Gender and Sexuality (PHIL 2250) in fall 2006. Items in this file are a course outline and reading list.

2250

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Gender & Sexuality (PHIL 2250) in fall 2007. Items in this file include a course outline, a course schedule and essay guidelines.

310

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Symbolic Logic (PH 310). Records in this file are readings, a bibliography, examinations, handouts, quizzes, a course outline and assignments.

310 : 2nd term

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Symbolic Logic (PH 310). Records in this file lecture notes and course readings.

310 : Crossley

File consists of photocopied book chapters from "What is Mathematical Logic?" by J.N. Crossley et al. and Gilbert's lecture notes on those chapters.

3100

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert over several years, Symbolic Logic (PHIL 3100). Items in this file are handouts, homework, quizzes, final project outlines, project topics, and a course outline. Also included is a Gilbert handout for PHIL 2100 in Oct. 1986.

322 : old

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert over several years, Argumentation Theory (PHIL 3220), previously Philosophy of Dispute. Items in this file are course outlines, reading lists, and correspondence pertaining to reproduction of Journal of American Forensics Association articles to be used in this class.

3220 : 2000/01

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Argumentation Theory (PHIL 3220) in fall 2000. Items in this file include a course outline, lecture outlines, a mid-term test, a final essay, a quiz, and overhead transparencies. Also included is a fall 1998 reading list and mid-term exam for this course.

3220

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Argumentation Theory (PHIL 3220) in fall 2006. Items in this file include a course outline, a reading list, and lecture notes.

3220

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Argumentation Theory (PHIL 3220) in fall 2007. Items in this file are a course outline, reading list and a take-home final exam.

4040 99/00

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Contemporary Philosophy: Gender and Sexuality (PHIL 4040) in fall 1999. Items in this file are journal articles, lecture notes, and an essay handout.

4220

File pertains to this course, PHIL 4220, Topics in Argumentation Theory, taught by Gilbert at York University. Records in this file are course outlines, reading lists and lecture notes.

4220 96/97

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Topics in Argumentation Theory: Coalescent Argumentation (PHIL 4220). Items in this file are lecture notes, a course outline, and a chapter by Gilbert entitled "The Recent history of Argumentation theory".

4260 : sex/gender

Item is a course outline for this course, Gender & Transgender Theory (PHIL 4260), taught by Gilbert in winter 2007.

4900 2005/06

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, People, Bodies and Philosophy (PHIL 4900), in 2005-2006. Records in this file are a course outline, an essay assignment, notes and a journal article.

5240-4220 2000/01

File pertains to a graduate/undergraduate course taught by Gilbert in 2000-2001, Topics in Argumentation Theory: Emotion in Argumentation (PHIL 5524 and PHIL 4220). Items in this file are course outlines, a reading list, and a journal article.

6250

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert in 2008. Records in this file are notes, lecture notes, a handout and an e-mail.

6310 2001/02

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Argumentation Theory (PHIL 6310), in 2001-2002. Items in this file are a course outline, reading schedule, and class handouts.

Accounting

File pertains to Gilbert's SSHRC funding and related expenditures. Records in this file are travel grant notice, monthly and summary financial statements, memoranda, invoices, and a letter.

Affirm. action

File consists of memoranda, an agenda and drafts pertaining to the development of a Department of Philosophy affirmative action plan.

Anomaly

File consists of salary statistics, a memorandum and a letter pertaining to York faculty salaries and anomaly adjustments.

Arg. conf. : McMac

File pertains to Gilbert's participation as an instructor in the Summer Institute on Argumentation and its opening conference, held at McMaster University (10-21 June 1991). Records in this file are a conference program, notes, an instructor list, a syllabus, correspondence, e-mail, and speaking notes.

Argument, advanced

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, "Advanced Argument". Records in this file are a course outline, lecture notes and a magazine article.

Benefits

File consists of pamphlets and memoranda pertaining to York University faculty benefit plans.

CA overview

File pertains to a presentation given by Gilbert entitled "Coalescent Argumentation: an overview". Items in this file are the text of the presentation and accompanying overhead transparencies. Also included is the text of a 1995 talk given by Gilbert entitled "Modes, Coalescence & Pragma-Dialectics".

Computer coordinator

File pertains to Gilbert's position as the Department of Philosophy's computer coordinator. Records in this file are memoranda, a list of computing requests, computing and academic equipment plans, a document on web page management, a request form, and hardware lists.

Conflict 420.6

File consists of notes, diagrams, photocopied articles, a letter, a course description, and a reading list pertaining to this course, Formal Philosophy (AS/PH 420.6). Also included is a student paper featuring an analysis of Gilbert's work.

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