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Whitney, George Tapley, 1871-1938
Philosophy Papers of George Tapley Whitney
Manuscripts Division
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Consists of notes and lectures prepared by George Tapley Whitney while he was a professor of philosophy at Princeton University (1916-1936).

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of notes and lectures prepared by Whitney while he was a professor of philosophy at Princeton University (1916-1936), including his series of public lectures on "The Significance of Philosophy for Culture as Illustrated Out of Its History" (1921-1922), and notes on logic, problems of metaphysics, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, and other philosophers.


Lecture notes are arranged roughly by subject in the following order: general notes on philosophy and philosophers; logic; problems of metaphysics; public lecture series; John Locke and Immanuel Kant; Descartes, Spinoza, and miscellaneous notes.

Collection Creator Biography:

Whitney, George Tapley, 1871-1938

George Tapley Whitney was a philosopher, educator, and author. He was professor of philosophy at Princetin University from 1916 to 1936.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Philosophy Papers of George Tapley Whitney; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5