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Guide to the Clarence Irving Lewis Papers , 1933-1967
Special Collections M0174  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Clarence Irving Lewis Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1967
    Collection number: Special Collections M0174
    Creator: Lewis, Clarence Irving, 1883-1964.
    Extent: 14.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Andrew K. Lewis, 1966, 1980; articles about Lewis given by Fernando R. Molina, 1982.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Clarence Irving Lewis Papers, M0174, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains: the correspondence of CLARENCE IRVING Lewis, PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR (or about Lewis) dating from 1953 through 1967; the lecture notes Lewis used for his Philosophy courses; the manuscripts of Lewis' books such as Mind and the World Order; manuscripts of Lewis' papers; reprints of writings by and about Lewis; annotated/(by Lewis) books of Philosophy such as Kants Critique of Judgment; a bibliography of Philosophic works used by Lewis (on index cards). An extensive listing of the material is contained in the notebook by Robb Crist.

    Biographical Note

    Clarence Irving Lewis - Professor of Philosophy
    Born April 12, 1883, Stoneham Massachusetts
    Education AB Harvard, 1906 PhD 1910 LHD University of Chicago 1941
    Married Mabel Maxwell Graves, Jan. 1, 1907 Children: Irving Maxwell, Margaret Maxwell, David Edson, Andrew Kittredge
    Teacher High School English 1905-6
    Instructor University of Colorado, 1906-8 (English)
    Inst. and Asst. Prof. University of California 1911 - 20 (Philosophy)
    Lecturer & Asst. Prof. & Prof. of Philosophy Harvard, 1920 -
    Member of: American Philosophic Association, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophic Society, British Academy, Phi Beta Kappa
    Author of: Survey of Symbolic Logic, 1918 Mind and the World Order 1929 Symbolic Logic with C.H. Langford) 1932 An Analysis of Knowledge and Valuation 1946
    Died: [UNK]