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Rice University Department of Philosophy papers

Identifier: UA 0423
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Content Description

The collection consists of lecture notes and conference papers from the Rice University Philosophy Department, ranging in date from 1977 to 1982. The materials are in good condition, and would be useful to researchers interested in the subject matter taught by Rice University’s Philosophy department.


  • 1977 - 1982


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Department of Philosophy Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Rice University Philosophical Department offers special courses in philosophy which deal with the natural and social sciences, history, linguistics, literature, art, among others. Characteristic of philosophy are commitments to the construction and evaluation of arguments, to expressing thoughts clearly and precisely, and to defending one’s ideas and evaluating the ideas of others. The study of philosophy thus provides resources for critical participation in all realms of human endeavor.

The department is committed to excellence in research and teaching. Among its research strengths are ethics (especially applied ethics), social and political philosophy, and core analytic areas (especially of mind). The teachings are intended to prepare doctoral students for careers, and to provide both undergraduate majors and students from other disciplines philosophical knowledge and skills.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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The materials in the Philosophical Department papers contain lectures and papers delving into many of the topics addressed by the department, both at conferences and in the classroom.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials donated by the Department of Philosophy via Scott Vieira in November of 2019.


Guide to the Department of Philosophy papers, 1977-1982
Gabby Parker
January 3, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA