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Michael A. Gilbert fonds
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Photos

File consists of photographs of Gilbert, including two photographs of Gilbert and his son, photographic negatives and contract sheets.

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. ...

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 ...

Gilbert, Michael A.

Very old

File consists of letters, receipts and identity cards pertaining to Gilbert's early life and education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as children's drawings, a letter of reference, a theatre program, Gilbert'...

College essays

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

Conference materials and subject files

Series consists of records pertaining to Gilbert’s attendance at conferences and his professional and personal associations, as well as miscellaneous subject files. Records in these files include conference materials and papers, correspondence, an...

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.

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 ...

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.

Writing and related files

Records in this series document the wide scope of Gilbert’s writing projects and pertain in particular to his published books, “How to Win an Argument”, “Coalescent Argumentation”, “Office Party” and “Yellow Angel”, as well as unpublished novels, ...

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".

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".

Identity

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

"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.

Bibliographies

File consists of miscellaneous philosophy-related bibliographies and reading lists.

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.

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".

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".

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...

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.

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.

Abst. alg.

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

Papers

File consists of articles, both manuscripts and published copies, written by Gilbert. The following articles are included in the file: "Backing Buck: A Reply to Posner", "David Lewis on Possible Worlds", "Stalnaker: A Theo...

OP [Office Party]

File consists of handwritten and typescript notes and draft excerpts pertaining to the writing of Gilbert's book "Office Party".

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.

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.

Letters to parents

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

Curriculum vitae

File consists of correspondence and articles pertaining to Gilbert's professional achievements and recommendations, as well as early copies of his curriculum vitae, and a sabbatical report (16 Mar. 1989).

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.

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 ...

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.

"Discovering Logic" : corres.

File consists of correspondence, a prospectus, memoranda and reader feedback pertaining to Gilbert's efforts to find a publisher for his textbook "Discovering Logic".

Philosophy department : Toronto

File pertains to Gilbert's position as a visiting professor in University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy between 1973 and 1975. Records in this file are correspondence and forms.

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 a...

Examinations : non-logic

File consists of examinations for Gilbert's courses, The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell (PHL 232H) in summer 1975 and Probability and Inductive Logic (PHL 251Y) in summer 1974.

York University : arts

File consists of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to Gilbert's employment at York University, including his Faculty of Arts appointments and candidacy for tenure.

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.

Possible worlds : 1009x

File pertains to a University of Toronto graduate philosophy course (1009x) taught by Gilbert, Special Topics: Modality, Counterfactuals, and Possible Worlds. Records in this file are lecture notes, a course description and a class list.

Probability & inductive logic : 251Y

File pertains to a University of Toronto philosophy course (PHL251Y) taught by Gilbert, Probability and Inductive Logic. Records in this file are lecture notes, a course outline, and an examination.

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...

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.

Logic, advanced : PH310

File pertains to courses taught by Gilbert, Symbolic Logic (PH 310), Modern Symbolic Logic (PHL 250) and PHL 350. Records in this file are course outlines, lecture notes, examinations, quizzes, handouts, and quiz answers.

Modes : handouts, exams, etc.

File pertains to two courses taught by Gilbert, Modes of Normative Reasoning (AK/MR 176B) and Modes of Reasoning (AS/MR 171), in 1975-1976. Records in this file are course outlines and syllabi, examinations, course handouts and study questions, as...

York Univ. : Atkinson

File consists of Atkinson College reports, memoranda about grading systems, Atkinson College Council meeting notices, correspondence regarding Gilbert's teaching load, and examination procedures.

Buck Brown

File pertains to Gilbert's written response, "Bucking Back: A Reply to Posner", to an article written by Judith Posner, entitled "Dirty Old Women: Buck Brown's Cartoon" and published in the "Canadian Review of So...

Win : corr.

File consists of correspondence, memoranda, royalty statements, a copy of a contract, tip sheets, and a promotional itinerary pertaining to the publishing and promotion of Gilbert's book "How to Win an Argument".

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 t...

Hobbes

File pertains to a short paper by Gilbert entitled "Hobbes' Notion of War", submitted for publication to the "Journal of the History of Philosophy". Records in this file are two copies of the paper and related correspondence.

Letters sent

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

Ethics, intro

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

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.

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.

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...

RAA, a heuristic for

File pertains to an article written by Gilbert entitled "A Heuristic Procedure for Natural Deduction Derivations Using Reductio Ad Absurdum" and its publication in "The Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic". Records in this file ...

Letters : York

File consists of correspondence and memoranda written by Gilbert on various subjects pertaining to his role as a professor at York University, applications for other jobs, and his academic writing.

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.

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.

Haack, "Deviant Logic" review

File pertains to Gilbert's review of this book, "Deviant Logic: Some Philosophical Issues" by Susan Haack, published in "The Journal of the Philosophy of Science" in Mar. 1978. Records in this file are drafts of the review...

Reasons

File consists of drafts, an abstract, correspondence and notes pertaining to a paper entitled "Good Reasons", written by Gilbert for a Canadian Philosophical Association conference.

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