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Collection Number: 04814

Collection Title: E. M. Adams Papers, 1937-1997

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Size 26.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 15000 items)
Abstract Correspondence, writings, interviews, and other material of white philosophy professor, E. Maynard Adams (1919-2003), chiefly documenting his professional life as a philosopher and faculty member at the University of North Carolina, but also including letters from Adams to his parents, 1937-1983. The collection contains Adams's professional correspondence and drafts of his writings as well as interviews with Adams by professors and students, films, and photographs of Adams. The interviews are primarily about Adams's ideas about important philosophical issues. Included are discussions of humanism, naturalism, metaphysics, logic, language, religion, morality, ethics, and Adams's criticisms of the economic system and ideas about structuring a humanistic economic system. Some interviews also discuss his life and the history of the University of North Carolina and its Department of Philosophy. Also included are audiocassettes of philosophy classes taught by Adams.
Creator Adams, E. M. (Elie Maynard), 1919-
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the E. M. Adams papers #4814, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Claire Miller of Chapel Hill, N.C., in May 1996 (Acc. 96074); E. Maynard Adams in March 1997 (Acc. 97037) and July 1997 (Acc. 97095); and Seth Holtzman in August 1997 (Acc. 97106) and December 1997 (Acc. 98001).
Received from E. Maynard Adams of Chapel Hill, N. C. on 18 July 1997.
Received from Seth Holtzman in August 1997 (Acc. 97106) and December 1997 (Acc. 98001).
Received from Glenn Blackburn of Wise, Va., in December 2000 (Acc. 98819).
Received between 2001 and 2006 (Acc. 99002, 99129, 99223, 99255, 99262, 99362, 99817, 99856, 100065, 100354, and 100425).
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Processed by: Linda Sellars with the assistance of Dana Lanier and Alicia Reeves May 1997 with subsequent additions

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated: April 2019; Nancy Kaiser, January 2021

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Elie Maynard Adams (1919-2003), philosopher; assistant professor-Kenan Professor of Philosophy, 1948-1979; and chair of the faculty, 1976-1979, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Personal:

Born 29 December 1919, Clarkton, Va.

Parents: Wade Hampton and Bessie Calloway Adams.

Married Phyllis Margaret Stevenson, 22 December 1942.

Two children.

Education:

B.A., 1941, M.A., 1944, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.

B.D., 1944, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, N.Y.

M.A., 1947, Ph.D., 1948, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Career:

Ohio University 1947-1948 Assistant professor of philosophy

University of North Carolina

1948-1953 Assistant professor of philosophy

1951-1952 Director, Free World Institute

1953-1958 Associate professor of philosophy

1958-1971 Professor of philosophy

1966 (summer) Visiting professor of philosophy, University of Southern California

1960-1965 Chair, Dept. of Philosophy

1970-1972 Director, Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense

1971 (summer) Visiting professor of philosophy, State University of New York at Albany

1971-1990 Kenan professor of philosophy

1976-1979 Chair of the Faculty

1977 (summer) Visiting professor of philosophy, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1990- Kenan professor of philosophy emeritus

1994-1995 Nelson Ferebee Taylor professor of philosophy

Books:

Fundamentals of General Logic, 1954

Logic Problems, 1954

Language of Value (with others), 1957

Ethical Naturalism and the Modern World View, 1960

Categorical Analysis: Selected Essays of Everett W. Hall, ed.

Common Sense Realism: Critical Essays on the Philosophy of Everett W. Hall, ed., Southern Journal of Philosophy, vol. 4 (fall), 1966

Philosophy and the Modern Mind, 1975

The Idea of America (with others), 1977

The Metaphysics of Self and World: Toward a Humanistic Philosophy, 1991

Religion and Cultural Freedom, 1993

A Society Fit for Human Beings, 1997

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Correspondence, writings, interviews, and other material of E. Maynard Adams, chiefly documenting his professional life as a philosopher and faculty member at the University of North Carolina, but also including letters from Adams to his parents, 1937-1983. The collection contains Adams's professional correspondence and drafts of his writings as well as interviews with Adams by professors and students, films, and photographs of Adams. The interviews are primarily about Adams's ideas about important philosophical issues. Included are discussions of humanism, naturalism, metaphysics, logic, language, religion, morality, ethics, and Adams's criticisms of the economic system and ideas about structuring a humanistic economic system. Some interviews also discuss his life and the history of the University of North Carolina and its Department of Philosophy. The additions of 1997 and 1998 contain audiotapes of some of Adams's class lectures on value theory and metaphysics in 1983-1989.

Personal letters of Adams to family and friends recounting daily life and social relations. This also includes letters discussing public lectures, letters to politicians discussing the role of the University of North Carolina, and letters and articles about the proposed philosophy center to be headed by Adams. In addition, there is a report of the faculty committee on the future of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill given to the faculty council in November 1969. Adams wrote the central committee report and resolutions for this report.

Audio tapes of Adams's lectures.

Synopses of interviews conducted by Glenn Blackburn of E. Maynard Adams, as well as of various former students including Jude Dougherty, James von Frank, William Friday and Seth Holtzman. In addition, the collection contains articles and speeches composed by Glenn Blackburn discussion various aspects of the life and work of E. Maynard Adams. Finally, the collection contains photocopies of several letters written by Adams to Glenn Backburn for the purpose of clarifying aspects of Adams's philosophy.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Professional Correspondence and Related Material, 1942-1997.

About 10,000 items.

Correspondence and other material documenting Adams's activities as philosopher and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Papers have been placed in new folders, but the original order and folder titles have been retained. Similar materials are found in each of the three subseries. For some subjects, researchers will need to consult more than one subseries. For example, correspondence about the Executive Seminars in the Humanities are filed under "E" in Subseries 1.1 and under "Executive Seminars in the Humanities" in Subseries 1.2.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.1. Alphabetical, 1965-1996.

About 4000 items.

Professional correspondence includes letters about publication of books and papers, attendance and presentations at conferences, classes taught, requests for recommendations for students and former students, and other correspondence with colleagues and friends.

Folder 1-4

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

A

Folder 5-12

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

B

Folder 13-17

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

C

Folder 18-19

Folder 18

Folder 19

D

Folder 20-22

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

E

Folder 23-24

Folder 23

Folder 24

F

Folder 25-28

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

G

Folder 29-39

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Folder 36

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

H

Folder 40-41

Folder 40

Folder 41

J

Folder 42-44

Folder 42

Folder 43

Folder 44

K

Folder 45-47

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

L

Folder 48-50

Folder 48

Folder 49

Folder 50

M

Folder 51

N

Folder 52-53

Folder 52

Folder 53

O

Folder 54-56

Folder 54

Folder 55

Folder 56

P

Folder 57

Q

Folder 58-60

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

R

Folder 61-67

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

S

Folder 68-72

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

T

Folder 73

U

Folder 74-75

Folder 74

Folder 75

V

Folder 76-79

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

W

Folder 80

X

Folder 81

Y

Folder 82

Z

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.2. Topical, 1951-1997.

About 5000 items.
Folder 83

Admissions Issue

Folder 84

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Folder 85

Elderhostel

Folder 86-87

Folder 86

Folder 87

American Philosophical Association

Folder 88-89

Folder 88

Folder 89

Blue Ridge Correspondence, 1962

Folder 90

Blue Ridge Correspondence, 1968

Folder 91

Chancellor's Search Committee

Folder 92-94

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

Community Action Correspondence

Folder 95-98

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Department of Philosophy UNC-CH

Folder 99

Educational Reform at UNC-CH

Folder 100-102

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Executive Seminars in the Humanities

Folder 103

Faculty Council Review

Folder 104-109

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

Free-World Workshop

Folder 110-111

Folder 110

Folder 111

Georgia State University

Folder 112

Goddard College Program

Folder 113-114

Folder 113

Folder 114

Hall, Everett W.

Folder 115

Aesthetic Notes

Folder 116

Memorial Resolution

Folder 117

Hill, Ivan

Folder 118

Humanities Committee

Folder 119

Humanities Group at UNC

Folder 120-130

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Humanities and Human Values

Folder 131-134

Folder 131

Folder 132

Folder 133

Folder 134

The Humanities Institute

Folder 135-136

Folder 135

Folder 136

Humanities Program 1982

Folder 137

Humanities Program 1982-1983

Folder 138

Humanities Program 1986-1987

Folder 139-140

Folder 139

Folder 140

Idea of America Fellows

Folder 141

Thomas Jefferson Award

Folder 142

Lepley, Ray--The Language of Value

Folder 143-144

Folder 143

Folder 144

Lewis, C. I.

Folder 145

Mental Causality

Folder 146

Morale and Morality in America

Folder 147-148

Folder 147

Folder 148

National Endowment for the Humanities

Folder 149

National Humanities Center

Folder 150

New Rain

Folder 151

Nolan, Rita

Folder 152-154

Folder 152

Folder 153

Folder 154

North Carolina Humanities Committee 1976/77

Folder 155-158

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

Folder 158

North Carolina Humanities Committee 1977/78

Folder 159

North Carolina Humanities Committee 1980s-1990s

Folder 160

North Carolina Humanities Committee New Mission

Folder 161

North Carolina Humanities Committee Volunteers

Folder 162

North Carolina Philosophical Society

Folder 163

North Carolina Seminar on Human Experience

Folder 164

North Carolina School of Science and Math

Folder 165

Peace, War, and Defense

Folder 166-167

Folder 166

Folder 167

Philosophy 205

Folder 168-169

Folder 168

Folder 169

Philosophy and Mental Health

Folder 170

Population Control

Folder 171

Presuppositions and Implications

Folder 172-175

Folder 172

Folder 173

Folder 174

Folder 175

Research Proposals

Folder 176

Conference on Research Universities at Pinehurst

Folder 177

Scientific and Humanistic Images of Man-In-The-World

Folder 178

Sitterson Resolution

Folder 179

Southern Humanities Conference

Folder 180

The Southern Journal of Philosophy

Folder 181-188

Folder 181

Folder 182

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Folder 186

Folder 187

Folder 188

Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Folder 189

Sullivan, John

Folder 190

Summer Seminar

Folder 191-198

Folder 191

Folder 192

Folder 193

Folder 194

Folder 195

Folder 196

Folder 197

Folder 198

Tanglewood

Folder 199

Tanglewood Center for the Study of Human Values Action without Meeting of the Board of Directors

Folder 200

Tanglewood Center for the Study of Human Values Articles of Amendment

Folder 201

Tanglewood Center for the Study of Human Values Articles of Dissolution

Folder 202-204

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

Tanglewood Center for the Study of Human Values Correspondence through 1973

Folder 205-209

Folder 205

Folder 206

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Tanglewood Center for the Study of Human Values Correspondence, 1974-1979

Folder 210

Tanglewood Center for the Study of Human Values Taxes and Tax Exemption

Folder 211

Taylor, Crawford--Center for Philosophy and Cultural Criticism

Folder 212

Technology, Human Values, and Public Policy

Folder 213

Value Judgments and Action

Folder 214

Value Theory

Folder 215

Virginia University Lectures

Folder 216

What, If Anything, Can We Expect From Philosophy Today?

Folder 217-220

Folder 217

Folder 218

Folder 219

Folder 220

H. Williams Memorial Fund

Folder 221

YMCA

Folder 222

YMCA Board

Folder 223

Miscellaneous

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1.3. Chronological, 1942-1961.

About 1000 items.
Folder 224

1942-47

Folder 225

1948-1949

Folder 226-227

Folder 226

Folder 227

1950

Folder 228-229

Folder 228

Folder 229

1951

Folder 230-231

Folder 230

Folder 231

1952

Folder 232-234

Folder 232

Folder 233

Folder 234

1953

Folder 235-236

Folder 235

Folder 236

1954

Folder 237-238

Folder 237

Folder 238

1955

Folder 239-240

Folder 239

Folder 240

1956

Folder 241-242

Folder 241

Folder 242

1957

Folder 243-245

Folder 243

Folder 244

Folder 245

1958

Folder 246-249

Folder 246

Folder 247

Folder 248

Folder 249

1959

Folder 250-252

Folder 250

Folder 251

Folder 252

1960

Folder 253

1961

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Writings, 1947-1997.

About 90 items.

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About 30 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Typescripts, some with marginal comments, of Adams's books. Also included are correspondence with publishers about some books and reviews of some books.

Folder 254

Abstracts

Folder 255

An Analysis of Scientific Explanation

Folder 256-258

Folder 256

Folder 257

Folder 258

The Antinomy of the Mental

Folder 259-260

Folder 259

Folder 260

Categorical Analysis

Folder 261

Categorical Analysis-Published Copy pp. 1-103

Folder 262

Categorical Analysis-Published Copy pp. 104-232

Folder 263

Categorical Analysis-Published Copy pp. 233-347

Folder 264-265

Folder 264

Folder 265

Common Sense Realism

Folder 266

Common Sense Realism-Published Copy pp. 1-50

Folder 267

Common Sense Realism-Published Copy pp. 51-91

Folder 268-270

Folder 268

Folder 269

Folder 270

Ethical Naturalism and the Modern World View

Folder 271

Ethical Naturalism..-Completed Copy pp. 1-78

Folder 272

Ethical Naturalism..-Completed Copy pp. 79-157

Folder 273

Ethical Naturalism..-Completed Copy pp. 158-235

Folder 274

Ethical Naturalism..-Completed Copy pp. 236-312

Folder 275-276

Folder 275

Folder 276

Fundamentals of General Logic

Folder 277

Fundamentals of General Logic-Completed Copy pp. 1-147

Folder 278

Fundamentals of General Logic-Completed Copy pp. 148-263

Folder 279

Fundamentals of General Logic-Completed Copy pp. 263-435

Folder 280-288

Folder 280

Folder 281

Folder 282

Folder 283

Folder 284

Folder 285

Folder 286

Folder 287

Folder 288

Idea of America

Folder 289

Idea of America Projects

Folder 290

Idea of America-Revised Edition Intro to pp. 82

Folder 291

Idea of America-Revised Edition pp. 83-177

Folder 292

Idea of America-Revised Edition pp. 178-262

Folder 293

Idea of America-Revised Edition pp. 263-355

Folder 294

Idea of America-Revised Edition Chapter 3-5, revised

Folder 295

The Logico-Mathematical Philosophy of B. Russell

Folder 296-298

Folder 296

Folder 297

Folder 298

The Metaphysics of Self and World

Folder 299

The Metaphysics of Self and World-MSS pp. 1-97

Folder 300

The Metaphysics of Self and World-MSS pp. 98-185

Folder 301

The Metaphysics of Self and World-MSS pp. 186-292

Folder 302

The Metaphysics of Self and World-MSS pp. 293-398

Folder 303

The Metaphysics of Self and World-MSS pp. 399-511

Folder 304

The Metaphysics of Self and World-MSS pp. 512-22 of index

Folder 305-310

Folder 305

Folder 306

Folder 307

Folder 308

Folder 309

Folder 310

Philosophy of the Modern Mind

Folder 311

Philosophy of the Modern Mind-Bound

Folder 312-313

Folder 312

Folder 313

Philosophy of the Modern Mind for USIA

Folder 314-317

Folder 314

Folder 315

Folder 316

Folder 317

Religion and Cultural Freedom

Folder 318

Religion and Cultural Freedom-MSS pp. 1-65

Folder 319

Religion and Cultural Freedom--MSS pp. 66-135

Folder 320

Religion and Cultural Freedom--MSS pp. 135-220

Folder 321

Religion and Cultural Freedom--MSS pp. 221-339

Folder 322

A Society Fit For Human Beings pp. 1-83

Folder 323

A Society Fit For Human Beings pp. 84-146

Folder 324

A Society Fit For Human Beings pp. 147-205

Folder 325

A Society Fit For Human Beings pp. 206-269

Folder 326

A Society Fit For Human Beings pp. 270-352

Folder 327

What Can We Expect of Philosophy Today?

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Papers, 1940s-1990s.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Short writings by E. M. Adams, including drafts of and correspondence about scholarly papers, op. ed. pieces, reports on departments and programs in UNC and other institutions, speeches, and other items.

Folder 328

The American Experiment

Folder 329-331

Folder 329

Folder 330

Folder 331

The American Philosophical Quarterly

Folder 332

Course Outlines, Study Questions, and Exams

Folder 333-341

Folder 333

Folder 334

Folder 335

Folder 336

Folder 337

Folder 338

Folder 339

Folder 340

Folder 341

Editorials

Folder 342

Faculty Seminar, 1983/84

Folder 343-344

Folder 343

Folder 344

Papers

Folder 345-346

Folder 345

Folder 346

Peace, War, and Defense

Folder 347

Philosophical Approach to God

Folder 348-350

Folder 348

Folder 349

Folder 350

Reports

Folder 351

Research University and Its Environments

Folder 352

ROTC

Folder 353-357

Folder 353

Folder 354

Folder 355

Folder 356

Folder 357

Science, Technology, and Human Values

Folder 358-361

Folder 358

Folder 359

Folder 360

Folder 361

Speaking Engagements

Folder 362

Spectator Magazine

Folder 363-366

Folder 363

Folder 364

Folder 365

Folder 366

Speeches

Folder 367

Tenure

Folder 368-369

Folder 368

Folder 369

The Theoretical and the Practical

Folder 370

Miscellaneous Articles and Writings

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Collected Papers, 1947-1997.

8 items.

Copies of Adams's scholarly papers, which were bound together in eight volumes.

Folder 371

Volume I. Early Papers (1947-1955) pp. 1-69

Folder 372

Volume I. Early Papers (1947-1955) pp. 70-170

Folder 373

Volume I. Early Papers (1947-1955) pp. 171-284

Folder 374

Volume I. Early Papers (1947-1955) pp. 285-389

Folder 375

Volume I. Early Papers (1947-1955) pp. 390-541

Folder 376

Volume II. Value Theory, Ethics, and Religion pp. 1-107

Folder 377

Volume II. Value Theory, Ethics, and Religion pp. 108-201

Folder 378

Volume II. Value Theory, Ethics, and Religion pp. 202-304

Folder 379

Volume II. Value Theory, Ethics, and Religion pp. 305-375

Folder 380

Volume III. Social and Political Issues pp. 1-115

Folder 381

Volume III. Social and Political Issues pp. 116-213

Folder 382

Volume IV. Epistemology and Metaphysics pp. 1-99

Folder 383

Volume IV. Epistemology and Metaphysics pp. 100-205

Folder 384

Volume IV. Epistemology and Metaphysics pp. 206-326

Folder 385

Volume IV. Epistemology and Metaphysics pp. 326-432

Folder 386

Volume IV. Epistemology and Metaphysics pp. 433-486

Folder 387

Volume V. Philosophy, the Humanities, and Cultural Criticism pp. 1-99

Folder 388

Volume V. Philosophy, the Humanities, and Cultural Criticism pp. 100-189

Folder 389

Volume V. Philosophy, the Humanities, and Cultural Criticism pp. 190-255

Folder 390

Volume V. Philosophy, the Humanities, and Cultural Criticism pp. 256-333

Folder 391

Volume VI. Education pp. 1-62

Folder 392

Volume VI. Education pp. 63-149

Folder 393

Volume VI. Education pp. 150-229

Folder 394

Volume VII. Later Papers (1992-1997) pp. 1-75

Folder 395

Volume VII. Later Papers (1992-1997) pp. 76-151

Folder 396

Volume VII. Later Papers (1992-1997) pp. 152-226

Folder 397

Volume VII. Later Papers (1992-1997) pp. 227-302

Folder 398

Volume VIII. The Role of the University and Religion in a Humanistic Cultural Reformation.

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40 audiocassettes and 2 videocassettes.

Arrangement: chronological.

Nineteen interviews with E. M. Adams by philosophers and students, most of whom were employed by or studying at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most of the interviews are about Adams's ideas about philosophy. Some also discuss his life and the history of the University of North Carolina and the Department of Philosophy.

Audiocassette C-4814/1-2

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With James Coley, 18 June 1995

Graduate student, Dept. of Philosophy, UNC-CH. Adams's metaphilosophy; linguistic analysis; value realism and its ontological implications; the relevance of philosophy, especially value realism, for the culture, society, and the individual; religion and criticism of fundamentalism; the role of emotion in the perception of moral truth; self-development; the failure of capitalism and how a new humanistic economic order might be structured.

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With Ed Thompson, 20 June 1995

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon. Philosophical education; the destructive effects of naturalism in the culture; criticisms of the economic system; humanistic reconception of the economic system; religion as a humanistic institution; religion as empirical, open to criticism, and webbed into culture.

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With Seth Holtzman, 23 June 1995

Graduate student, Dept. of Philosophy, UNC-CH. How philosophy arises; philosophical history; philosophy different from science; early medieval philosophy and science; philosophy as a categorical discipline; humanism and science.

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C-4814/6

C-4814/7

With Seth Holtzman 26 June 1995

Religion; the philosophical grounding of religion; meaning and truth in religious claims and stories; conflict between the individual and the community with regard to religious understanding; Judaism, Christianity, and universality in religion.

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C-4814/9

With Robert Mann, 28 June 1995

Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, UNC-CH. Tension between being a Southerner and an intellectual; history of Adams's ancestors in Virginia; early felt problems in Southern culture: tobacco and racism/religion; later felt problem: science and liberalism of thought versus religion and authoritarianism of thought; interest in improving the South; University life in the late 1940s and the 1950s; cultural criticism and yet optimism; our self-corrective powers; the modern rejection of values and freedom from norms; the normative constitution of selfhood as the ground of ethical norms; objective truth, values, and freedom; students, curricula, and ethics; value knowledge.

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With Seth Holtzman, 7 July 1995

Logic and ethics as twins; reason and feeling in logic; logical and metaphysical necessity; the nature of possibility; logic and naturalism; logic education; reason and feeling in ethics.

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With Seth Holtzman, 11 July 1995

Nature of grammar; the ground of grammar; nature of language; logical grammar; languages can be better or worse; purpose of language; nature of linguistic expression: talking and writing as thinking; the structure of language and the structure of the world; language acquisition; teaching language; naturalism and nominalism; conceptualization and the world; consciousness and intentional content; naturalistic approach to mind and language.

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With Seth Holtzman, 17 July 1995

Epistemology of meaning: analogies and disanalogies to sensory perception and value experience; comparison with causality; rational insight; perceptual activity; perception and conceptualization; our semantic environment; activity in value experience; interpretation in perception; logical form and meaning; ethics and the self; character formation and good habits; ethical standards; moral education; our normative self-concept; criticism of this self-concept and comparison to scientific understanding and criticism; moral character, judgement, and action; marks of knowledge of the morally good person; successful living; our governing human imperative; rights and responsibilities; personhood; morality grounded in our inner constitution; moral philosophy and the ethical enterprise.

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With Robert Mann, 19 July 1995

Value realism, moral realism, and natural law ethics; moral laws; capitalism and morality; humanistic thought and humanistic values; the rise of materialistic values and a naturalistic civilization; the clash of knowledge and wisdom; living a life and gaining wisdom; knowledge and wisdom as one in pre-modern thought; Adams's approach to the philosophical problems of modern thought; the need to preserve what's good in modern thought.

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With Seth Holtzman, 23 July 1995

Conceptual analysis as philosophical method; C. I. Lewis's view of conceptual analysis; pragmatic vs. realistic accounts of the a priori; metaphysics as informative of the world; the philosophical enterprise; philosophy and culture; philosophy as cultural criticism; Adams vs. Kant on getting an integrated culture and a coherent world view; the possibility of realistic metaphysics; conceptual analysis and realism; categorical analysis of sensory experience; philosophical errors generate skepticism; categorical analysis in general; categorical implications of lived experience; our conception of pain and its implications for value; the conception of happiness; philosophy as practical and vitally important.

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With Seth Holtzman, 30 July 1995

Meaning, interpretation, and truth; the authority of self-knowledge; art and multiple correct interpretations; the context for determining meaning; integration as a criterion in interpretation; art and the artist; meaning and cultural understanding; assessing interpretations; judicial and theological interpretation; coherence and objectivity; the context of assumptions and presuppositions; decision using judgment not rules; juries and decisions; escape from systems; moral degeneracy in the larger culture; the rise of materialistic values; capitalism and the private sector; reconception of economic services and institutions; reconception of a legislator; civic humanism; historical interpretation; the civilizational context; modern Western civilization.

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With Charles "Kit" Crittendon, 1 August 1995

Professor of philosophy, California State University at Northridge. Adams's early philosophical development in UNC's philosophy department; Martin Lean and Bill Poteat; cross-disciplinary faculty discussion groups; Adams's proposal about democracy; Everett Hall; joint projects between UNC and Duke philosophy departments; C. I. Lewis; value metaphysics; value epistemology.

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With Geoff Sayre McCord, 13 October 1995

Gillian T. Cell Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Connection between doing philosophy and leading a meaningful life; self-concept and culture; need to master oneself; liberal education and philosophy; self-criticism; need to place our lives in the world as we understand it; philosophy needed to define a world and a self; need for reflection in our lives; felt problems spur reflection; need for disciplined ways of reflection to resolve problems.

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With Bill Lycan, 25 October 1995

William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lycan's naturalistic philosophy of mind; Lycan versus Adams on the nature of intentional; reducibility or non-reducibility of the semantic; the semantic as categorically unique and not a property; semantic states and acts are not properties; to treat them as properties betrays prior metaphysical commitments; nor are the emergent properties; mental causality; causality and metaphysics; naturalistic metaphysical commitments in philosophy; modern naturalism versus humanism arising from different human needs; metaphysical and epistemological implications of the humanistic perspective; is there a need for naturalistic reduction of humanistic phenomena?; the power of science to produce consensus; scientific explanation presupposes a world view that is dominant; we need a humanistic conception of ourselves; the nature of metaphysics; conflicting metaphysical accounts of ourselves; metaphysical compatibilism.

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With Warren Nord, 17 November 1995

Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Program in the Humanities and Human Values, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Oral history from 1947-1950s: Adams's desire to teach at a Southern university; one-year job at Ohio University; hired at UNC; involvement in the life of the university; Frank Porter Graham; race at UNC; communism at UNC; the Free World Institute; other issues at the university; UNC administrators; Paul Green.

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With Warren Nord, 22 November 1995

Oral history from 1950s to 1960s: the department in 1948 and through the 1950s; Everett Hall; Louis Katsoff; Adams as Chairman of the department; Richard Smyth; hiring new members; Adams's vision of the department; Adams's conception of philosophical education; race in the 1960s; anti-war activism; the counter-culture and its philosophy; the Vietnam War; the curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense.

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With Art Romano, 2 December 1995

Undergraduate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. What led Adams into teaching; discovery that problems he felt were cultural; his attempts to resolve those problems; the task of humanistic research centers; basic presuppositions of modern Western civilization.

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With Eric Rush, 10 December 1995

Undergraduate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Adams's early concern to make sense of value knowledge; contra emotivism and existentialism; value objectivity needed for freedom and democracy; rejection of naturalistic attempts; value experience as epistemic and intentionalistic; correcting our naturalistic culture; the role of philosophy in cultural correction--e.g., religion, morality, and knowledge; need to reconstruct the epistemological and metaphysical assumptions in the culture; our modern world view leads to ecological disaster; culture and society directed toward human growth; how individuals can help shift the culture; Adams's felt obligation to teach; other centers of humanistic studies; Adams's conception of a center for humanistic study; Adams's personal meditation.

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With Bill Lycan, 13 April 1996

Epistemology; areas of agreement; empiricism too restricted if limited to factual data, and semantic nature of objects of knowledge; Adams's theory of knowledge; inferential knowledge and probability; methodology in epistemology; coherence; foundations: categorical commitments and epistemic encounters; the occurrence of thoughts and their etiology; inference and creativity; holism in mental causality; responses to skepticism: basic presuppositions; skepticism rests on philosophical mistakes: skepticism about external physical objects and about values; broader conception of causality; modern scientific framework of thought and its limits; need for a humanistic framework of thought; reconstruction of modern thought; knowledge of other minds; philosophy of mind; perceptual understanding.

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Idea of America seminars, 1976: 30. Monday, Peter Gay

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Idea of America seminars, 1976: 31. Tuesday, Frederick Olafson

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Idea of America seminars, 1976: 32. Wednesday, Kariel

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Idea of America seminars, 1976: 33. Thursday, Lipset

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Idea of America seminars, 1976: 34. Friday, Bloomfield

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Idea of America seminars, 1976: 35. Saturday

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Idea of America seminars, 1976: 36. Saturday, 1st hour

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Idea of America seminars, 1976: 37. Saturday, 2nd hour

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Interview with E. M. Adams on WCHL, about Religion and Cultural Freedom (1993)

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Telephone conversations of a reporter for the Bradenton Herald (Fla.), 1974?.

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1992-1993. Interviews with E. M Adams by Bill Friday and Warren Nord and interviews with former students of Adams.

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9 April 1988. Panel discussion: "Founding and Early History of the Southern Regional Education Board's Committee on Statistics." Virginia Commonwealth University. Adams is NOT on the panel.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Family Correspondence, 1937-1982.

About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters from Adams to his mother, 1937-1941; to mother and dad, 1942-1963; to mother, 1963-1982; and to and from his daughter, 1983-1993.

Folder 399

1937

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1938

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1939

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1940

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1941

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1942

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1943

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1944

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1945

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1946

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1947

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1948

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1949

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1950

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1951

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1952

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1953

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1955

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1956

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1962

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1963

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1974

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1976

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1977

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1978

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1979

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1980

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1981

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1982

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1983-1993

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About 400 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

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Blackburn, Glenn: Biographer

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Folder 454

Clippings and Letters about Professional Activities

Folder 455

Colgate-Rochester Divinity School

Folder 456

Curriculum Vitae

Folder 457

Grades

Folder 458

Harvard University

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High School Diploma

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Honors and Awards

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Letters and Testimonials

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Photographs of E. Maynard Adams, 1990 and undated.

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Acquisitions Information: Accession 97095.

Folder 465

Correspondence

Folder 466

Faculty report

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 9. Audio Cassettes, 1983-1989 (Additions of August and December 1997)

Acquisitions Information: Accessions 97106 and 98001.

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Philosophy 96: 23 March 1983 and 30 March 1983 part 1

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Philosophy 96: 30 March 1983 part 2 and 11 April Soundings (Linguistics)

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Philosophy 96: 6 April 1983 part 1

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Philosophy 96: 6 April 1983 part 2 and Marxism continued

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Philosophy 96: 13 April 1983 part 1

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Philosophy 96: 13 April 1983 part 2

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Philosophy 96: 20 April 1983 part 1

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Philosophy 96: 20 April 1983 part 2

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Philosophy 96: 27 April 1983 part 1

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Philosophy 96: 27 April 1983 part 2

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Philosophy 96: 5 September 1983

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 29 August 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 29 August 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 5 September 1985

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 12 September 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 12 September 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 19 September 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 19 September 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 26 September 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 26 September 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 3 October 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 3 October 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 10 October 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 10 October 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 17 October 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 17 October 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 24 October 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 24 October 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 31 October 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 31 October 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 7 November 1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 14 November 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 21 November1985 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 21 November 1985 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 5 December 1985

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Philosophy 203 - Metaphysics: 21 August 1986 part 1

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Philosophy 203 - Metaphysics: 21 August 1986 part 2

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Philosophy 203 - Metaphysics: 28 August 1986 part 1

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Philosophy 203 - Metaphysics: 4 September 1986

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Philosophy 203 - Metaphysics: 11 September 1986

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Philosophy 203 - Metaphysics: 18 September 1986

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Philosophy 203 - Metaphysics: 2 October 1986 part 1

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Philosophy 203 - Metaphysics: 9 October 1986 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 18 January 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 25 January 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 25 January 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 1 February 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 1 February 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 8 February 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 8 February 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 15 February 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 15 February 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 22 February 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 22 February 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 1 March 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 1 March 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 22 March 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 22 March 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 29 March 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 29 March 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 2 April 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 2 April 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 5 April 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 12 April 1989 part 1

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 12 April 1989 part 2

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Philosophy 205 - Value Theory: 26 April 1989 part 1

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Acquisitions Information: Accession 98819

Folder 467

Synopses, 1998-2000

Folder 468

Interviews, 1996-1998

Folder 469

Adams-Blackburn Letters, 1996-1998

Folder 470

Articles and Speeches, 1997-1999

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 11. Papers, 1997-2000s (Additions of July 2001-2006).

Acquisitions Information: Accessions 99002, 99129, 99223, 99255, 99362, 99817, 99856, 100065, and 100425.

Box 52

Transcripts, 1997-2001

Acquisitions Information: Accession 99002 (Addition of July 2001).

Interviews, 1999-2001

Acquisitions Information: Accession 99129 (Addition of October 2001).

Collected papers, Volume VIII, circa 1997-2002

Acquisitions Information: Accession 99223 (Addition of April 2002).

Personal matters, philosophical papers, and newspaper letters and columns.

Transcripts, 1999-2002

Acquisitions Information: Accession 99255 (Addition of May 2002).

Transcript, 2002

Acquisitions Information: Accession 99362 (Addition of June 2002).

Interviews 2002-2003

Acquisitions Information: Accession 99817 (Addition of June 2004).

Papers

Acquisitions Information: Accession 99856 (Addition of July 2004).

Includes materials related to John Shelby Spong, bishop in the Episcopal Church and a theologian.

Interview agreements, circa 2000s

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100065 (Addition of May 2005).

Transcript of "Tape 1"

Acquisitions Information: Accession 100425 (Addition of April 2006).

Processing Information: "Tape 1" may refer to an audio cassette in an unprocessed accession (Acc. 100354).

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