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TWUC [The Writers' Union of Canada] AGMs

File consists of agendas, registration forms, newspaper clippings, attendee lists and a 1993 commemorative program pertaining to the Writers' Union of Canada's annual general meetings and Gilbert's attendance.

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, a...

Libby

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

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".

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.

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.

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 a...

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 dire...

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 inclu...

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.

310 : 2nd term

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

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 ...

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. ...

Epistemology

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

Locke

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

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".

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.

2100 slides

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

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.

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.

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 PH...

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.

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.

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.

FA data resources '93

File consists of a Faculty of Arts resource analysis model 1993-1994, Department of Philosophy salary budget information for 1993-1994, and graphs.

FILM 3120

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Screenwriting III (FILM 3120) in 1994-1995. Items in this file are a course outline, lecture notes, and a list of scripts for purchase at Hollywood Canteen.

Full

File consists of correspondence, memoranda, e-mail and a CV pertaining to Gilbert's promotion to full professor of philosophy at York University.

Grades : York

File pertains to grade reporting by Gilbert for courses taught at York University between 1975 and 1994. Records in this file are memoranda, grading scales, grade reporting sheets and statistics, course quizzes and assignments.

GRM

File consists of correspondence and a signed letter of agreement pertaining to the publication of Gilbert's PowerPoint lecture outlines to accompany "Good Reasoning Matters: a constructive approach to critical thinking" by Leo A. Gr...

Invoices

File consists of invoices issued by Gilbert pertaining to his Effective Dispute Management work and the work of his colleague Simon R. Fodden.

Math, phil. of : intro course

File pertains to a University of Toronto course taught by Gilbert, Science and Philosophy (PH 292S). Records in the file are a course outline, lecture notes, term paper information, and examinations.

Miscellany

File consists of miscellaneous correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, a document entitled "My case against the malicious political, social and academic persecution, part 1" by Jeffrey Goodman Forest, and statistics regarding Phi...

Modes 371 : summer

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Modes of Reasoning (AK/MR 371), in summer 1978). Records in this file are a course outline, notes, and a memoranda.

Niag.

File pertains to a computer workshop conducted by Gilbert for the Niagara Writers' Workshop in May 1992. Records include a handout, a letter, notes, a speaker information form and Gilbert's CV.

NX ref.

File consists of a document written by Gilbert for the Department of Philosophy entitled "NEXUS user's kit: a guide for beginners" and supporting materials.

Pension plan

File consists of a bulletin and benefits statements from the York University benefit plan.

PHIL 2200 03/04

File consists of PowerPoint lecture slides, exam invigilation instructions, a lecture and tutorial timetable, an assignment and a final examination pertaining to this course, Critical Reasoning, taught by Gilbert in 2003-2004.

Practical ethics

File consists of a memorandum, an information sheet and an enrollment form pertaining to York University's General Certificate in Practical Ethics.

Presentation slides

File consists of Gilbert's PowerPoint slides (paper) and speaking notes for a presentation entitled "El pensamiento critcio real: la argumentacion en las modalidades no logicas".

Prospectus : EDM

File consists of a prospectus, correspondence and other promotional material pertaining to Gilbert's services through his business, Effective Dispute Management.

Russell, intro to

File pertains to a University of Toronto philosophy course (PHL232) taught by Gilbert, The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell, in summer 1975. Records in this file are lecture notes, a course outline, a letter, examinations from previous years of the ...

Salary

File pertains to Gilbert's promotion to full professor and parity adjustments to his salary. Records in this file are correspondence, e-mail, pay statements, and a copy of Gilbert's CV.

Technique of arg. & persuasive speaking

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, "The Technique of Argument and Persuasive Speaking", at the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. Records in this file are handouts, course outlines, notes and corresponde...

UGD 91/92

File pertains Gilbert's role as the Department of Philosophy's Undergraduate Director and its curriculum development. Records in this file are memoranda, course registration statistics, a new course proposal form, and a course list.

Undergrad dir. 90/91

File pertains Gilbert's role as the Department of Philosophy's Undergraduate Director. Records in this file are grade statistics, notes, memoranda, and a course proposal.

UPD 94/95

File consists of course lists, enrollment statistics, and notes pertaining to Gilbert's role as Undergraduate Programme Director in the Department of Philosophy.

YC 94 : curric

File pertains to Department of Philosophy curriculum planning in 1993. Items in this file are course listings, enrollment statistics and graphs, a new course proposal, a course outline, memoranda regarding teaching assignments and loads, and a sch...

Academic papers by Michael Gilbert

File pertains to Gilbert's academic writing, including conference and other draft papers and published journal articles. Items in this file are the following: "What is an Emotional Argument? Or Why Do Argument Theorists Quarrel with thei...

"Arguing with Lawyers"

File pertains to this manuscript by Gilbert, co-authored with Simon R. Fodden, and his efforts to publish the book, as well as workshops conducted by Gilbert and Fodden on this subject. Records in this file are correspondence, a prospectus, sample...

Articles, notes, etc.

File consists of a list of Gilbert's articles sent out for publication as well as correspondence, author guidelines and a publishing agreement about a book review written by Gilbert for the journal "Dialogue".

BATNAS

File consists of a paper written by Gilbert entitled "Modalizing BATNAS" as well as correspondence and a reader review pertaining to his submission of this paper to "Negotiation Journal" at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard...

Bevis

Item is short story manuscript written by Gilbert entitled "The Story of Bevis and Big Beard Bonzo".

BS [The Buddy System] : corres.

File consists of correspondence and a synopsis pertaining to Gilbert's efforts to find a publisher for his book "The Buddy System: Moving from Conflict to Cooperation" (previously entitled "Arguing: A Philosophy of Life")....

Computer disks

Disks in this file consist of draft manuscripts for "First Aid", "Discovering Logic", "Buddy System" and "Cross Purposes" as well as computer backup files of notes, correspondence and other writing. Not all ...

CPA comments

File pertains to a Canadian Philosophical Association meeting in May 1998 and a session discussing Gilbert's book, "Coalescent Argumentation". Records in this file are three discussion papers about the book presented at the meeting.

Delimitation of arg.

File pertains to an article written by Gilbert entitled "The Delimitation of Argument", submitted for publication to the "Journal of Philosophy and the American Philosophical Quarterly" and presented at the Ontario Philosophica...

EB

File pertains to Gilbert's article, "The Enthymeme Buster", presented at the 1991 Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) conference and published in the journal Informal Logic. Records in this file are correspondence, diagrams, ar...

Fan

File consists of letters from readers of Gilbert's writing, including his books "Office Party" and "How to Win an Argument".

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