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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

Scope and Contents

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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

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

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5