Lewis White Beck Papers

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Lewis White Beck papers
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Call Number: AB39
Dates: 1952-1974
Physical Description: 3 Box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Lewis White Beck papers
Call Number: AB39
Dates: 1952-1974
Physical Description: 3 Box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Lewis White Beck (September 26, 1913 – June 7, 1997) was born in Griffin, Georgia, and was awarded a bachelor's degree from Emory University in 1934. He earned his master's degree (1935) and doctorate (1937) from Duke University.

Beck joined the Rochester faculty in 1949 as professor of philosophy and chair of the two-person department. He was named Burbank Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy and remained chair until 1966, also serving as associate dean and dean of the graduate school. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1963.

The philosophy doctoral program gained international recognition under his guidance. Beck also started the department's undergraduate council and was the first recipient of the University's Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Beck was a Guggenheim fellow, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Council of Learned Societies. He also served on the National Endowment for the Humanities Council. (Source: University of Rochester Currents, September 14, 1998)

Scope and Content
Papers contain typescripts with manuscript corrections and additions for his Philosophic Inquiry (1952), A Commentary of the Critique of Practical Reason (1958), and Six Secular Philosophers (1960). Also included is a Xerox copy of the typescript with manuscript corrections for his Early German Philosphy (1969). A 1960 manuscript draft of The Actor and the spectator is accompanied by the later revised typescript (1974).

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts of Professor Beck in 1960, 1965, 1969, and 1975.Access
The Lewis White Beck papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Lewis White Beck papers, AB39, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1A commentary on the Critique of Practical Reason, pp. 1-66, 1958
Box 1, Folder 2A commentary on the Critique of Practical Reason, pp. 67-132, 1958
Box 1, Folder 3A commentary on the Critique of Practical Reason, pp. 133-184, 1958
Box 1, Folder 4A commentary on the Critique of Practical Reason, pp. 185-245, 1958
Box 1, Folder 5A commentary on the Critique of Practical Reason, pp. 246-300, 1958
Box 1, Folder 6A commentary on the Critique of Practical Reason, pp. 1-157
Box 1, Folder 7A commentary on the Critique of Practical Reason, pp. 158-232
Box 1, Folder 8A commentary on the Critique of Practical Reason, pp. 233-289
Box 1, Folder 9Philosophic Inquiry, Chapters 1-3, 1952
Box 1, Folder 10Philosophic Inquiry, Chapters 4-5, 1952
Box 1, Folder 11Philosophic Inquiry, Chapters 6-8, 1952
Box 1, Folder 12Philosophic Inquiry, Chapters 9-10, 1952
Box 1, Folder 13Philosophic Inquiry, Chapter 11, 1952
Box 1, Folder 14Philosophic Inquiry, Chapter 12, 1952
Box 1, Folder 15Philosophic Inquiry, Chapter 13, 1952
Box 2, Folder 1Six secular philosophers, pp. 1-39, 1960
Box 2, Folder 2Six secular philosophers, pp. 41-84, 1960
Box 2, Folder 3Six secular philosophers, pp. 85-116, 1960
Box 2, Folder 4Six secular philosophers, pp. 117-156, 1960
Box 2, Folder 5Early German Philosophy, preface - chapter 2, 1969
Xerox copy of ytpescript with manuscript corrections

Box 2, Folder 6Early German Philosophy, chapters 3-5, 1969
Box 2, Folder 7Early German Philosophy, chapters 6-7, 1969
Box 2, Folder 8Early German Philosophy, chapters 8-9, 1969
Box 2, Folder 9Early German Philosophy, chapter 10, 1969
Box 2, Folder 10Early German Philosophy, chapter 11, 1969
Box 2, Folder 11Early German Philosophy, chapter 12, 1969
Box 2, Folder 12Early German Philosophy, chapter 13, 1969
Box 2, Folder 13Early German Philosophy, chapters 14-15, 1969
Box 3, Folder 1Early German Philosophy, chapter 16, 1969
Box 3, Folder 2Early German Philosophy, chapter 17, pp. 653-724, 1969
Box 3, Folder 3Early German Philosophy, chapter 17, pp 725-760, 1969
Box 3, Folder 4Early German Philosophy, An informal bibliography, 1969
Box 3, Folder 5Early German Philosophy, Index, 1969
Box 3, Folder 6The Actor and the spectator, 1960
Manuscript of The Actor and the spectator, received 1975-09-03. Professor Beck notes, "It is the original 1960 mss, very different from the 1974 typesript."

Box 3, Folder 7The Actor and the spectator, pp. 1-74, 1974
Box 3, Folder 8The Actor and the spectator, pp. 75-145, 1974


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