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Michael A. Gilbert fonds File
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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.

Merit

File consists of memoranda, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and Gilbert's merit claims pertaining to York University's Department of Philosophy merit-based pay increases.

Miscellany

File consists of assorted items including poems, a note, University of Toronto memoranda re: examinations, an invitation to an event for new York University faculty, notes, published articles, and correspondence.

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 Philosophy department course enrolments.

PHIL 2100

File pertains to this course taught by Gilbert at York University entitled Introductory Logic. Records in this file are final exams, quizzes, take-home assignments, course outlines, and lecture notes.

Positive Space

File consists of records pertaining to Gilbert's involvement with York University gender equity committees and projects, including the Positive Space initiative. Records in this file are agendas and minutes pertaining to the Trans/Equity Conference Advisory Committee, SexGen York and the President's Advisory Committee on Human Rights, correspondence, a form nominating Rev. Brent Hawkes for an honorary degree, a SexGen York website proposal, e-mail, Gilbert's notes, a report entitled "Safe at Home: developing an inner suite governing policy to facilitate the placement of transgender women" by TCHC and Greenwin Properties, a Positive Space brochure, a Sexual and Gender Diversity Advisory Committee work plan, President's Advisory Committee on Human Rights terms of reference, materials pertaining to the Office of the Ombudsperson and Centre for Human Rights, a report of the Committee on Positive Space and related memoranda.

Practical ethics

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

Prospectus : EDM

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

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.

SSHRC

File pertains to SSHRC-funded project by Gilbert on gender fluidity. Records in this file are invoices, claim forms, notes, consent forms and questionnaires.

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.

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 97

File pertains to Department of Philosophy curriculum planning. Items in this file are course listings, an e-mail, enrolment statistics, and a memorandum regarding part-time budget planning.

YUFA

File consists of York University Faculty Association (YUFA) newsletters, newssheets, notices, memoranda, a steward fact sheet, a grievance form, a YUFA constitution, notes, and correspondence pertaining to Gilbert's role as YUFA steward for the Department of Philosophy.

"Argumentation" guest editor : correspondence and proofs

File pertains to Gilbert's work as guest editor of a part of an 1995 issue of the journal "Argumentation" entitled "Dimensions of Critical Reasoning: Expanding the Horizons. Records in this file are correspondence, abstracts, editor's proofs, and a copy of the journal issue.

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".

"Blue Cantata #110"

File consists of drafts of this short story by Gilbert, as well as related correspondence pertaining to his submissions to magazines.

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"). Included in the file is a royalty statement for "Yellow Angel".

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.

Cross word puzzles

File pertains to an article by Gilbert entitled "Solving Cross Words Puzzles", published in "CA Magazine" and "Leader's Magazine" (a condensed version). Records in this file are correspondence, a draft version of the article, and copies of the published article.

Fem.

File pertains to an article entitled "Feminism, Argumentation and Coalescence" written by Gilbert and submitted for publication to the journal "Informal Logic". Records in this file are correspondence, referee comments, newspaper clippings, and article drafts.

Garden, The

File consists of manuscripts of this story by Gilbert and correspondence pertaining to his efforts to have the story published.

Illogical

File pertains to Gilbert's efforts to publish his article, "On Being Illogical". Records in this file are annotated article drafts and competed manuscript, correspondence, readers' comments,

Manip.

File pertains to an article entitled "Manipulation", written by Gilbert and Joseph Agassi and submitted for publication to the journal "Human Studies". Records in this file are correspondence, article drafts, notes, and an abstract.

"Office Party" : corr.

File pertains to Gilbert's book "Office Party". Records in this file are correspondence, a copyright registration certificate, a publishing agreement, royalty statements, and an invitation to screenings of the film version of "Office Party".

OP [Office Party] : film

File pertains to a film made by SC Entertainment Corporation based on Gilbert's novel "Office Party", for which Gilbert wrote the screenplay. Records in this file are newspaper and magazine clippings, a cast list, a contract, a viewer survey and correspondence.

OP [Office Party] : foreign

File consists of correspondence, a memorandum, invoices, signed memoranda of agreement and royalty statements pertaining to the British edition of Gilbert's book "Office Party" by Robert Hale Ltd. and the sale of the French rights to the book.

"Philosophy Seminars"

File pertains to an article written by Gilbert entitled "Philosophy Seminars", submitted for publication to "Teaching Philosophy". Records in this file are correspondence and the article manuscript.

Relevance & deductibility

File pertains to an article written by Gilbert entitled "Relevance and Logic", submitted for publication to the "Journal of Philosophical Logic". Records in this file are draft articles, correspondence, and notes.

SWRLDZ

File consists of edit notes and draft excerpts from this piece of writing by Gilbert.

Win 3

File pertains to the publication of the 3rd edition of Gilbert's book "How to Win an Argument: Surefire Strategies for Getting Your Point Across" by University Press of America Inc. Records in this file are correspondence, press guidelines and forms, royalty statements and a signed contract.

Conference

File consists of conference-related materials, including programs, calls for papers, registration forms, itineraries, correspondence and e-mail, pertaining to conferences attended by Gilbert, including those where he presented a paper or participated on a panel. A paper by Gilbert, entitled "Is it argument? In defense of the linguistically inexplicable", is also included in the file.

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 sent

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

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.

Abst. alg.

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

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.

Identity

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anomaly

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

Benefits

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

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.

Ethics, intro

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, PHL 200S. Records in this file are lecture notes and an examination.

Grants

File consists of application forms and supporting documents, notices, invoices, memoranda, York personal expense reports and correspondence pertaining to grants applied for by Gilbert while a doctoral student and as a professor.

Grants 2000-2001

File consists of grant application forms and correspondence pertaining to Gilbert's grants from York University.

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. Groarke and Christopher W. Tindale.

Hire

File pertains to a Department of Philosophy faculty recruitment process in 1990. Records include a memorandum and recruitment worksheets.

Invoices

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

Library : reserve lists

File consists of library reserve lists and related correspondence and memoranda pertaining to courses taught by Gilbert's at York University.

Modes 177

File consists of a course syllabus, a handout, quiz and lecture notes pertaining to this course, Modes of Reasoning (AK 177), taught by Gilbert.

PH 101 w/s

File consists of assignments, readings and a quiz for this course, Philosophy 101.6, taught by Gilbert in winter-summer 1980.

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.

Phil. Dept. : current

File consists of a Faculty of Arts, Office of the Dean resource analysis model 1990-91 table and guide, faculty-related statistical graphs, a memorandum about Department of Philosophy committees and an outline of space reorganization to be recommended by Facilities Planning as it affects the Faculty of Arts.

Referee reports

File consists of reports, correspondence and application form pertaining to Gilbert's work as a referee for academic journal articles, manuscripts and grant applications.

Sabbatical

File consists of correspondence, an award notice and a lecture notice pertaining to Gilbert's 1995-1996 sabbatical including a visit to Amsterdam in Sept. 1995. Also included in the file is a memorandum pertaining to an interrupted sabbatical in 2001-2002.

Science, method of

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Introduction to Scientific Method (Phil 211). Records in this file are a newspaper clipping, a course outline and syllabus, study questions, and examinations.

Slides

File consists of Gilbert's effective dispute communication presentation slides (on plastic transparencies).

SSHRC 2000 app

File pertains to Gilbert's application to the SSHRC Standard Research Grants Program for his project, "The meta-pragmatics of argument". Records in this file are a notice of award, correspondence, external assessments, an application form and attachments, and financial statements.

SSHRC accounts

File pertains to a SSHRC grant received by Gilbert and includes statements of account and research accounting bulletins.

TA stuff

File consists of Philosophy Department TA systems and procedures draft documents, memoranda, a pamphlet and schedule for TA Day '92, and a list of courses and corresponding teaching assistants.

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 correspondence.

Tenure & promotion

File pertains to Gilbert's 1979 application for tenure and includes reference letters, correspondence, forms, notes, memoranda, a list of referees, a report of the Senate Committee on Tenure and Promotion, teaching evaluation questionnaires and results,

USC

File pertains to Gilbert's stay at the University of Southern California (USC), Center for Feminist Research, as an affiliated scholar in Feb. 1996. Records in this file are correspondence, a flyer for a talk by Gilbert entitled "The transgendered philosopher", pamphlets, and a course list for the USC Program for the Study of Women and Men in Society.

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 schedule for large classes.

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