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One letter to James Dinwiddie from Dumfries Philosophical Society

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Experimental Philosophy

These notes written by James Dinwiddie in 1801 outline a course in experimental philosophy. The lecture topics include matter, space, gravity, engines, projectiles, and pendula.

Scientific Journal

This two part journal written by James Dinwiddie examines the history or theory of mind and spirit. The first part discusses the history of man while the second looks at what man can learn from Nature. This file consists of one journal.

Early Experiments

This journal by James Dinwiddie written ca. 1774 has a list of philosophical queries as well as a list of materials. This file consists of one journal.

Introduction

This introductory lecture written by James Dinwiddie discusses natural philosophy. Dinwiddie draws on past philosophers including Rene Descartes, Plato, and John Locke to describe Nature and man's relationship with her.

Herbert Leslie Stewart fonds

  • MS-2-45
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1953
Fonds consists of records primarily originating from Herbert L. Stewart's work as a philosopher, professor, and political commentator. Records include manuscripts and typescripts, notes, scrapbooks, diaries, offprints, reports, and correspondence. One series comprises Stewart's collection of his father's sermons, notes, and correspondence.

Stewart, Herbert Leslie

Robert A. Logan fonds

  • MS-2-580, Boxes 1-23
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1907-1992
Fonds consists of materials related to Logan’s career (1912-1985), fiction and philosophy manuscripts (1925-1983), published articles (1922-1969), his wide-ranging correspondence (1942-1991), his studies concerning Cree and other languages (1932-1969), autobiographical and biographical works (1929-1982), genealogical studies of his family and others (1955-1984), certificates he received throughout his life (1906-1992), the indices he created for his documents (1949-1986), , his diaries (1930-1980), the journals, fieldbooks, and logbooks he wrote (1907-1960), images he took or collected (1909-1992), and other miscellaneous materials(1934-1983). All textual materials relate to his life, his far-reaching research studies, or his writings.

Logan, Robert A., 1892-1992

The religious function of comedy

File contains an article by Logan, published by William Briggs (Toronto, 1907) based on a lecture that Logan delivered to the Philosophical Society of the University of Toronto.

The absolute as ethical postulate

File contains a reprint of an article by Logan, originally published in the Philosophical Review, Vol. 8, no. 5. It includes an illegible inscription on the front cover.

William Jarvis McCurdy fonds

  • MS-2-327
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1988

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence and records pertaining to the Dalhousie Class of 1926 and William Jarvis McCurdy. Financial records include class contributions and invoice payments; correspondence includes letters exchanged between McCurdy and various classmates, letters to Elinor Barnstead and a letter from Elinor Barnstead to Wilfrid Creighton.

McCurdy's personal records include a newspaper announcement of his 1929 engagement to Avis Marshall, his 1931 doctoral thesis from Harvard University, and the memorial service program of his death in 1988.

McCurdy, William Jarvis

David Braybrooke fonds

  • MS-2-641
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1999
Fonds consists of a wide variety of materials related to the personal life and professional activities of David Braybrooke. Records include personal materials such as biographical information, curricula vitae, financial records, personal correspondence, school records and memorabilia; records related to committees and associations such as meeting reports, professional correspondence and transcripts of speeches; publications by Braybrooke and others; research documentation and manuscripts; and teaching materials including lecture transcripts, examinations, assignments and student correspondence.

Braybrooke, David, Professor, 1924-2013

The problem of the bridge : [typed manuscript]

File contains an undated (presumably 1913 or 1914, while a student at the University of Nebraska) typed manuscript entitled "The problem of the bridge", written by Kenneth Leslie, and submitted to his professor as part of a course in philosophy. The "bridge" of which Leslie writes is discussing the "problem of metaphysical knowledge". File discusses the Eleatics, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Kant in relation to metaphysical knowledge.

Spinoza : [off-print]

File contains an off-print of an article by Eliza Ritche published in The Dalhousie Review, Volume 12, Number 3, pp. 333-339. The article addresses the Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza.

Françoise Baylis fonds

  • MS-2-807
  • Fonds
  • 1996 - 2017
Fonds comprises records documenting Françoise Baylis's work as a bioethics scholar, educator and public intellectual, including her teaching, research, publishing and professional activities. Records include lecture and presentation notes and slides, manuscripts, publishing contracts, editorial correspondence and reviews, committee notes, agendas and correspondence.

Baylis, Françoise

Royal Institution Notes

This notebook kept by James Dinwiddie between April 21, 1810 and May 26, 1811 contains notes on lectures at the Royal Institution. The lectures focus on a range of topics including natural history, astronomy, and physics. This file consists of one notebook.

Lewis Jack's lecture notes on moral philosophy

  • MS-2-94, SF Box 23, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1838-1839
Item is a bound book of lecture notes written as a series of consecutively numbered questions and answers on moral philosophy. The book was written during the 1838-1839 session of Professor Hercules Scott's lectures and contains 125 closely written pages.

Jack, Lewis, The Reverend, 1815-1901

Eliza Ritchie fonds

  • MS-2-433
  • Fonds
  • 1889, 1930-1933
Fonds consists of a printed copy of Ritchie's thesis, completed in 1889 at Cornell University; two essay offprints from The Dalhousie Review; and a hand-bound catalogue of Ritchie's book collection, with her personal bookplate on the endpapers.

Ritchie, Eliza

Susan Sherwin's committee and report records

Series comprises records generated through Susan Sherwin's committee activities, including writing reports, and provides context for her work on and with university committees and research associations, as well as for her engagement in university curriculum reform and advocacy of feminism and women's rights.
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