University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Irwin C. Lieb Papers, 1946-1984



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lieb, Irwin C.
Title: Lieb, Irwin C., papers
Dates: 1946-1984
Abstract: Irwin Chester Lieb (1925-1992) joined the philosophy department at the University of Texas at Austin in 1963. From 1968 to 1972 he was chairman of the department. In 1973, he became associate dean of the Graduate School, and from 1975 to 1979 he was vice-president and dean of graduate studies. The papers include class notes and course materials, manuscripts and drafts, reprints, publications, and notes concerning Lieb's work as Professor of Philosophy at UT and the University of Southern California.
Accession No.: 97-019
OCLC No.: 961271982
Extent: 8 ft., 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Irwin Chester Lieb (1925-1992) began his university studies at MIT, then left school to become a naval aviator. After his military service, he earned a BA from Princeton in 1947, an MA from Cornell in 1949, and a PhD from Yale in 1953. He left Connecticut to join the philosophy department at the University of Texas at Austin in 1963. From 1968 to 1972 he was chairman of the department. In 1973, he became associate dean of the Graduate School, and from 1975 to 1979 he was vice-president and dean of graduate studies. In 1981, Lieb left the University to become provost and vice-president, as well as University Professor of Philosophy, at the University of Southern California. During his 18 years at UT Austin, Lieb directed 21 PhD dissertations. In 1971 he was elected president of the Southwestern Philosophical Society. His writings include four books, The Four Faces of Man, Experience, Existence and the Good, Our Uncertain Universities, and Past, Present and Future: A Philosophical Study of Time.

Source:

In Memoriam: Irwin C. Lieb, UT Faculty Council website


Scope and Contents

The Irwin C. Lieb Papers, 1946-1984, include class notes, papers, and other course materials; manuscripts and drafts; reprints, publications, and notes concerning Lieb's work as Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Southern California.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lieb, Irwin C.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Philosophy
University of Southern California
Subjects
Philosophy.
Logic.
Metaphysics.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Irwin C. Lieb Papers, 1946-1984, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, June 1997.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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97-019/1 (05088144) Manuscript, Logic:
Chapter IV: How We Answer Questions
Chapter II: Knowledge and Ignorance
Chapter III: Clearness
Chapter V: Introduction to the Forms of Argument
Chapter VI: Forms of the Syllogism
Chapter VII: Logic of Complex Forms
Chapter VIII: The Nature of Form
Chapter IX: Introduction and the Significance of Validity
On Campus, November 10-16, 1980
Logic: The Philosophical Theory of Argument:
1 of 3
2 of 3
3 of 3
Manuscripts:
Religion Beyond Truth, Douglas Morgan, 1966
Uncertain Universities
Off prints
Logic: The Philosophical Theory of Argument
The Construction of the Human: Time
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97-019/2 (05088155) Manuscripts:
Untitled
The Sacramental World
Life in Art
Four Faces of Man
The Types of Men Together
Categories and Modalities
Being Together (and notes), 1957
Draft of Our Uncertain Universities
Rough manuscript, 1971
Miscellaneous:
Notes
Papers
Clippings
Courses:
398T, Fall 1980
Philosophy, History of Ancient Philosophy, 329K, Summer 1972
329K, 1971-1972
Martha Deatherage, music
President's address, "The Bearing of the Past," Irwin C. Lieb
Colorado paper, August 1981
Weiss #2, 1981
Weiss #1, 1980
Chronicle piece, 1980
Education: Dissatisfaction, 1980
Athens and Jerusalem
Pierce's Thirdness
The Limits of Language
Constructing a Philosophy
Philosophical Issues of Public Life
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97-019/3 (05088009) The Ontological Standing of the Laws of Nature
Off prints
Notes on logical topics, Spring 1949
American Civilization Program, November 1946 - June 1947
Notebooks:
Metaphysics, Philosophy of Art
Knowledge and Virtue, The Reality of the Future, The Construction of the Human
Scheduling, recalls, Philosophical Logic book, miscellaneous notes
Present Past and Future, notes
Logical Form: Dissertation, 1952
Black book:
I: Function und Begriff, Gottlob Frege
II: Grundgestze der Arithmetik (parts), Gottlob Frege
III: The Blue Book (1-34), Ludwig Wittgenstein
IV: Elementary Topics in Mathematics Logic (III), Alonzo Church
V: Elementary Topics in Mathematics Logic (IV), Alonzo Church
Class papers, 1949
Class papers, 1948-1949
Class notebooks
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97-019/4 (05088166) KTTV editorials
Time and Value
Book I
Book II
Book III
Peirce, Thirdness
W and P: Peirce's Thirdness
Personal, 1986-1987
Christmas party invitation
Logic and Metaphysics, 1966-1967
Dr. Lieb
Logic and Metaphysics, 1967
Lieb, papers
Becoming
Descartes..., 1968-1969
Relevance, July 30, 1969
"Becoming of the Present," Southwestern Philosophical Society, Santa Fe, 1967
GL
History and the Past
Miscellany
The Becoming of the Present
Force; International Rel. Club, January 1964
Metaphysics, Fall 1966
Notes
Book notes, 1991
Time and Value
Philosophy, 1946
Law Record
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97-019/5 (05088133) Drafts:
1 of 4
2 of 4
3 of 4
4 of 4
First draft, loose notes
History of Ancient Philosophy
Philosophy courses, : 1960-1972
Elementary Logic
History
Metaphysics
Symbolism
Loose notes
Off prints
Time and Process: Whitehead History of Ancient Philosophy, 1980
American Philosophy II, Pierce, James and Dewey, 1980-1981
Course notes, 1974-1978
Philosophy courses, 1980-1984
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97-019/6 (05088122) Summer logic
610QB value, SP 1964
"L"
"M"
Partnership for the Arts, personal
"W"
Author's response
Response to Four Faces review, Gray and Ford
610QA, know, Fall 1963
312, Logic, Fall 1963
1958, Logic
Symbolism, Urban, Summer 1964
Philosophic discourse, read at Houston, December 20, 1965
312, Fall 1965
Paper on Job
Review of Archambault, Philosophical Analysis, Education, August 1966
Southwestern Philosophical Society
John Silber, Lieb, personal
"S"
"X, Y, Z"
Time and Passage, 1969
389.1, Logic and Metaphysics, Fall 1963
Symbolism, Summer 1965
355, Symbolism, Spring 1964
Peirce, 1975
Images of Man in Medicine, Spring 1975
Metaphysics, 1971-1972
Philosophy 360, Time and Passage
Rotenstreich piece
Symbolism
Pragmatism article, 1975
Power of the Graduate Plan, December 1972
Courses:
323K, Summer 1970
312, Fall 1970
312, Spring 1970
329, Fall 1970
History
Finitude, 1970
Individuals and the Past, Weiss, November 1971
The Bearing of the Past, Southwestern Philosophical Society, November 12, 1971
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97-019/7 (05087980) Time and Value, loose notes and manuscript
Publications, September 1985 - September 1986
Metaphysical Society of America, Vanderbilt University, March 14, 1985
Categories and Modality, draft
Manuscript, Pierce letters
Meaning and Being, 1956
On Being Together
Patterns of Discovery, scholars' notes for a talk, September 24th
Carnegie lecture
The Sight of Privacy, June 1960
Weiss convocation introduction
Chapel talk, March 12, 1954
Wrath of God, December 1957
Sermon, Hillel Foundation, January 10, 1958
Word and Object, Willard Van Orman Quine, August 1961
Commitment, Yale Hillel, April 1961
Incoming mail, The Reality of Time, March 26, 1982
Assembly on Whitehead, October 1961
Chapel talk, 1960
Reprint from the Review of Metaphysics, volume XXXIX, number 2, "The Ontological Standing of the Laws of Nature," Irwin C. Lieb, December 1985
Comments on Rorty's paper, November 2, 1962
Myth of ER, Irwin C. Lieb
"Experience, Speculation and Commitment," Chapel, September 1961
The Historicity of Being
Future projects
Firing, personal notes
Past, Present and Future: A Philosophical Essay About Time, divided into separate sections
Four Faces
Courses:
Elementary Logic, Fall 1966
Philosophy 3292
History, Spring 1966
Symbolism, 1966
Philosophy 355, notes and class readings
Philosophical Discourse, 1966
Bergman/Bergmann
Logic and Reality, loose papers
"Revelation and Tradition," Hillel, May 1966
Studies in the Philosophy of Charles Peirce
"Computers and the Humanities," newsletter piece, August 4, 1966
Time and Value, loose notes
Notebooks, 1979-1991
Projects, Time and Value
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97-019/8 (05087990) Manuscript:
Past, Present, Future, 1 of 2
Past, Present, Future, 2 of 2
Rough working theses: Past, Present, Future; 1 of 3
Rough working theses: Past, Present, Future; 2 of 3
Rough working theses: Past, Present, Future; 3 of 3
Rough draft, Past, Present, Future, 1 of 5
Rough draft, Past, Present, Future, 2 of 5
Rough draft, Past, Present, Future, 3 of 5
Rough draft, Past, Present, Future, 4 of 5
Rough draft, Past, Present, Future, 5 of 5
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97-019/9 (05083898) Logic, 1 of 4
Logic, 2 of 4
Logic, 3 of 4
Logic, 4 of 4