University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Edmund L. Pincoffs, 1951-1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pincoffs, Edmund L.
Title: Pincoffs (Edmund L.) Papers
Dates: 1951-1992
Abstract: Papers document the career in philosophy of Dr. Edmund L. Pincoffs, including correspondence, research and writing, speeches and sermons, drafts, unpublished materials, teaching materials, notes from his graduate education at Cornell University, and publications.
Accession No.: AR 92-219; 94-281; 2005-109
OCLC No.: 900208998
Extent: 13 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Edmund L. Pincoffs was born in Chicago in 1919 and earned his A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1941 before serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He returned to academia and earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1957. Pincoffs was a member of the University of Houston Department of Philosophy faculty (1955-1965) before joining the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as chair of the Department of Philosophy (1976-1980) and Associate Dean of the UT Graduate School (1967-1968). He retired in 1989 and died in Austin on November 7, 1991. Dr. Pincoffs worked in ethical theory, philosophy of law, virtue ethics, and related fields.


Scope and Contents

Papers document the career in philosophy of Dr. Edmund L. Pincoffs, including correspondence, research and writing, speeches and sermons, drafts, unpublished materials, teaching materials, notes from his graduate education at Cornell University, and publications (books, journals, articles, reprints, etc.).


Restrictions

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Pincoffs, Edmund L.
Subjects (Organizations)
Cornell University--Alumni and alumnae
University of Texas at Austin--Faculty
Subjects
Ethics.
Philosophy of law.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edmund L. Pincoffs Papers, 1951-1992, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 
Location
[at SRH]
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3K408 Lectures and Talks
1955-1966
1976-1987
1987-1991
Sermons and Commencement Addresses
1975-1988
Dr. Pincoffs' Reprints and Off-prints
1958-1980
1984-1991
Book review reprints and other publications
1961-1990
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3K409 Reprints and other papers
A-B
B
B-C
D-F
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3K410 Reprints and other papers
G
H
I-K
K
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3K411 Reprints and other papers
L-M
M
N-P
R-S
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3K412 Reprints and other papers
S-T
U-Y
Z
Reprints of reviews of Dr. Pincoffs' books
Reviews of Quandaries and Virtues 1986.
Reviews of The Concept of Academic Freedom 1975.
Reviews of The Rationale of Legal Punishment 1967.
Reprints of Dr. Pincoffs' articles
"Ethics as an Explanatory Undertaking" 1987.
"Selves, Ideals, and Others: The Example of Gandhi" 1978.
"Membership Decisions and the Limits of Moral Obligation" 1977.
"Are Questions of Desert Decidable?" 1977.
"On Avoiding Moral Indoctrination" 1975.
Miscellaneous articles
Dr. Pincoffs' "Macintosh and Data" (Disk Catalog Report) 1992.
Dr. Pincoffs' Diskettes Inventory December 1991.
Reprints of book reviews by Dr. Pincoffs



 
Location
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CDL2/M400-CDL2/M408 Curriculum vita
Story of Pincoffs' grandchildren
Forthcoming works
Unitarian sermons and writings
Reviews of Pincoffs' books
Unpublished speeches
Published papers and articles
Correspondence
Books authored by Pincoffs
Journals 1952-1982.
Journals and books containing articles, book reviews by Pincoffs
Pincoffs' notes from graduate school, including John Rawls' seminar on justice
Lecture notes
Bibliographies
Dissertations and theses supervised by Pincoffs