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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.

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.

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.

Invoices

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

Pension plan

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

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.

Bach

File consists of correspondence, a signed memorandum of agreement and notes pertaining to the work of the Julian Bach Literary Agency Inc. to find publishers for Gilbert's books "How to Win an Argument", "Arguing with Lawyers&q...

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.

Logic 420 : logic & truth

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Topics in Formal Philosophy (AS/PH 420). Records in this file are notes and a course description.

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.

Relevance, an analysis of

File pertains to an article written by Gilbert entitled "An Analysis of Relevance", submitted for publication to "Theory and Decision", "The Philosophical Review" and "The Journal of Philosophy". Records in ...

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".

Argument, Theory of

File pertains to a paper written by Gilbert entitled "A Theory of Argument". Records in this file are notes and draft papers.

EDC mss

File consists of draft manuscripts of "Effective Dispute Communication" by Gilbert as well as a workshop handout entitled "Arguing with Lawyers: A One Day Workshop".

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,

Sophists, in defense of

File consists of notes, research material and annotated drafts of Gilbert's paper, "The Philosophy of Dispute - I: In Defense of Sophists".

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...

Language, phil. of (PH 320)

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Philosophy of Language (PH 320.6). Records in this file are an examination, a test, notes, course handouts and a course outline.

Library : reserve lists

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

"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.

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.

"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...

EDM

File pertains to Gilbert's business, EDM: Effective Dispute Management, and his speaking engagements and corporate training services on this subject. Records in this file are correspondence, a flyer, a business registration form, invoices, in...

Relevance & logic III

File pertains to an article written by Gilbert entitled "Relevance and Logic", submitted for publication to "Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic". Records in this file are draft articles, correspondence, referees' reports, ...

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...

Prospectus : EDM

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

"Heaven-57"

File pertains to this short story by Gilbert and his efforts to publish the story. Records in this file are correspondence and story drafts.

Sabbatical

File consists of memoranda and correspondence pertaining to Gilbert's sabbaticals.

BS [The Buddy System] notes

File consists of Gilbert's handwritten notes and course handouts on the general subject of dispute resolution and communication, and a copy of Gilbert's paper "Effective Dispute Communication".

"Hi, Mom" : unpub.

File consists of draft manuscripts of this short story by Gilbert and correspondence pertaining to his efforts to publish the story.

OP [Office Party] rev. and promo

File pertains to the response to and promotion of Gilbert's novel, "Office Party". Records in this file are newspaper and magazine reviews, correspondence, an invitation and guest list for a book launch party, and a list of promotio...

Bevis

File consists of draft manuscripts and illustrations for a children's book written by Gilbert and illustrated by his son, Zachary, entitled "The Story of Bevis and Big Beard Bonzo". Included in the file is a 1992 letter from Susan R...

Slides

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

"Control"

File consists of notes and manuscript drafts pertaining to a novel by Gilbert entitled "Control".

"Interview on an April Afternoon"

File pertains to this short story by Gilbert and his efforts to publish the story, which was eventually published by "Matrix". Records in this file are correspondence and story drafts.

"Office Party" : corres.

File consists primarily of correspondence pertaining to the efforts of the Julian Bach Literary Agency to find a publisher for Gilbert's novel, "Office Party", and the publication and promotion of the novel by Linden Press and Pocke...

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.

Old listings

File consists of Department of Philosophy course lists and registration statistics for 1978 to 1990.

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.

FF [First Five]

File consists of a movie synopsis and concept statement written by Gilbert for a film project entitled "First Five".

Inspector

File consists of a cover letter and manuscripts for a short story by Gilbert entitled "The Inspector", which was submitted to "EXILE" for publication.

"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" : movie

File pertains to the sale of the film option for Gilbert's novel, "Office Party", and the writing of the screenplay by Gilbert. Records in this file are correspondence, a film treatment, an agreement between Gilbert and A.G. Product...

Garden, The

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

Dispute, Theory of

File pertains to a paper written by Gilbert entitled "Towards a Theory of Dispute", submitted for publication to several journals. Records in this file are article drafts including diagrams, correspondence, and notes.

Diamond, Paula

File consists of correspondence and notes pertaining to Gilbert's search for a new literary agent and his novel "Thriller", in particular with Paula Diamond, who became his agent.

Readings

File consists of correspondence and notices pertaining to Gilbert's participation in writers' festivals and events.

Stories - others

File consists of two typescript short stories, "The Princess and the Zucchini (A Grim Fairy Tale)" by Audrey Thomas and "The Fort" by Cathy Wismer.

Barry Farber

File consists of Gilbert handwritten and typescript notes on a fictional character named Barry Farber, as well as newspaper clippings.

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 t...

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.

Logic : intro

File consists of a test and test answers for Introduction to Logic (PH 2100), taught by Gilbert in Oct. 1983.

Modal Logic (PH 4100.6)

File pertains to a course taught by Gilbert, Modal Logic (PH 4100.6). Records in this file are notes, course handouts, articles and lecture notes.

YA [Yellow Angel] : corresp.

File consists of correspondence, a contract, royalty statements, reviews, a certificate of copyright registration pertaining to Gilbert's book, "Yellow Angel".

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...

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")....

Fan

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

"A Shocking Death" : unpub.

File pertains to this short story by Gilbert, submitted for publication in short story anthologies. Records in this file are correspondence and drafts of the story.

"Blue Cantata #110"

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

310 : 2nd term

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

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