William K. Frankena papers: 1927-1991 (bulk 1961-1981)
Summary Information
Title: William K. Frankena papers
Creator: Frankena, William K.
Inclusive dates: 1927-1991
Bulk dates: 1961-1981
Extent: 14 linear feet
Location: Stored offsite, two days notice required for retrieval.
Abstract:
Professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, scholar and writer on moral philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of education. Collection includes philosophy papers written as a student at Calvin College, the University of Michigan, and Harvard; lecture notes and course materials, mainly from his teaching career at the University of Michigan; research articles and other manuscripts; formal lectures and conference papers; topical and background files on philosophy topics; correspondence; and files detailing University of Michigan departmental and committee responsibilities.
Call number: 9538 Aa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Finding aid prepared by: Nicholas Scalera, April 1995 Sara Aichele, June 1995

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

This collection was received in October 1994 from Karl R. Frankena (donor 3157).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., William K. Frankena Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

William K. Frankena was born on June 21, 1908 in Manhattan, Montana. On June 23, 1934 he married Sadie Roelfs and they had two sons, Karl and Mark. William Frankena died on October 22, 1994 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He had been a professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan for 41 years.

William Frankena began his higher education at Calvin College where he received an A.B. in 1930. Then Frankena received two M.A.'s, one from the University of Michigan in 1933 and the other from Harvard University in 1935. Frankena finished his dissertation titled "Recent Intuitionism in British Ethics" at Harvard in 1937 and received his Ph.D.

Frankena's teaching career began at the University of Michigan in 1937 where he started as an instructor of philosophy. In 1940 he became an assistant professor and in 1946 he was promoted to associate professor. In 1947, he was made full professor and appointed chairman of the Philosophy Department, a position he held until 1961. In 1978, he retired from the university. During his career, Frankena was a visiting lecturer and professor at Harvard, Columbia, Tokyo, University of Washington, and Princeton.

Frankena was a widely published philosopher. His research extended from the history of ethics to education and social philosophy. His most widely read book was Ethics (1963), which has 27 editions and is published in eight languages. He was the author of many other books such as Thinking about Morality (1980), Three Historical Philosophies of Education (1965), and Perspectives on Morality (1976) as well as the coauthor of many other books. He published journal articles in Mind, Philosophical Review, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Journal of the History of Ideas, The Harvard Educational Review, and Review of Metaphysics.

He was a member of many university and professional committees as well as organizations. Committees with which Frankena was involved included the LSA Executive Committee for three terms, and the Qualifications Committee for Phi Beta Kappa for two terms. Frankena was a member of the American Philosophical Association, Phi Beta Kappa, the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Chatham College for three terms, as the chairman on the Board of Officers for the American Philosophical Association for one term, the president of the Western Division of the American Philosophical Association, the chairman of the Council for Philosophical Studies for three terms, and as a Carus Lecturer for the American Philosophical Association.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The William Frankena papers document the development of a major philosopher and ethicist through his undergraduate and graduate school papers, published and unpublished articles, correspondence and curricular material. This collection (14 linear feet; 1927-1991) is organized into eight series which are based mainly upon the various professional activities of William Frankena. The series are: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies, Teaching, Articles and Manuscripts, Lectures and Papers, Topical, Correspondence, and University of Michigan Activities.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Ethical problems.
  • Ethics.
  • Ethicists.
  • Education -- Philosophy.
  • Frankena, William K.
  • University of Michigan. Dept. of Philosophy.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
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Container / Location Title
 
Undergraduate Studies 1927-1930 [series]

The Undergraduate Studies series (2 folders; 1927-1930) contains materials related to Frankena's undergraduate training at Calvin College. It is composed of papers which Frankena wrote as a student for various courses. They are arranged alphabetically.

Box   1  
Calvin College Papers 1927-1930 (2 folders)
 
Graduate Studies 1931-1937 [series] (0.7 linear feet)

The Graduate Studies series (.7 linear feet; 1931-1937) includes papers at the University of Michigan and Harvard, along with various notes, rough drafts, and revisions of his dissertation. It is organized into two subseries: "Papers" and "Dissertation". The Papers subseries is arranged alphabetically by paper title. The Dissertation subseries is arranged alphabetically.

 
Papers
Box   1  
"The Aesthetics of Immanuel Kant" (Phil. 201-University of Michigan)
Box   1  
"Alternative Systems," "Alternative Logics," "Foundational Codes" (Phil. 21-Harvard) 1935
Box   1  
"Aristotle on Philosophy and Its Axioms" (Phil. 155-University of Michigan) 1931
Box   1  
"Aristotle on Potentiality" (Harvard) 1932
Box   1  
"Aspects and Logic," "Propositions and Proportional Functions," "Codification; Codes and Code-Forms" (Phil. 8-Harvard) 1934
Box   1  
"Carneys Psychichalismus" (Psychology 5-Harvard) 1934
Box   1  
"The Criterion of Truth in Immanuel Kant" (Phil. 201-University of Michigan)
Box   1  
"D. Hilbert and W. Ackermann Grundzuge der Theoretischen Logik (University of Michigan) 1932
Box   1  
"Hegel's Political Philosophy" (University of Michigan) 1932
Box   1  
"Intuitionism and Positivism" (Phil. 20-Harvard) 1935
Box   1  
"Leibniz' Discourse on Metaphysics," "An Essay on Leibniz" (Phil. 14a-Harvard) 1934-1935
Box   1  
"Lyric Poetry and Man's Proposals" (Creative Writing-University of Michigan) 1930-1931
Box   1  
"Metaphysics and Ethics," "Rationalism and Causation" (Phil 20h-Harvard) 1934-1935
Box   1  
"Plato's Theory of Knowledge" (Phil. 10-Harvard) 1933-1934
Box   1  
"The Poetry of Emily Dickinson" (Phil. 139-University of Michigan) 1931
Box   1  
"The Prose of John Dryden" (English Prose-University of Michigan) 1930-1932
Box   1  
"Psychology from the Standpoint of a Behaviorist" (Psychology 168-University of Michigan)
Box   1  
"Recent Intuitionism in British Ethics" (Phil. 20d-Harvard)
Box   1  
"The Romantic Conception of Pleasure" (English 166-University of Michigan) 1931
Box   1  
"Royce's Philosophy of Religion" (University of Michigan) 1931
Box   1  
"Self-Hood, An Essay in Metaphysics" (University of Michigan) 1932
Box   1  
"Spinoza's Cogitate Metaphysics and Ethics Compared" (Phil. 14d-Harvard) 1933-1934
Box   1  
Submitted for the Hopwood Literary Contest (University of Michigan) 1931
Box   1  
"The Theaetetus of Plato" (Phil. 154-University of Michigan) 1930-1931
Box   1  
"The Timaeus of Plato," "A Study in Plato's Timaeus" (Phil. 3b-Harvard) 1933-1934
Box   1  
"What Think Ye of Substance" (University of Michigan) 1932
 
Dissertation "Recent Intuitionism In British Ethics" (Harvard, 1937)
Box   1  
Manuscripts and Notes (5 folders)
Box   1  
Revisions (2 folders)
Box   1  
Miscellaneous
 
Teaching 1937-1994 [series] (4.3 linear feet)

The Teaching series (4.3 linear feet; 1937-1994) includes materials related to Frankena's teaching career as a professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, and as a visiting lecturer and professor at various other universities. It is composed of two subseries: "Lecture Notes" and "Course Materials". The Lecture Notes subseries (2 linear feet; 1956-1994) consists of dated, handwritten notes throughout his career. Since Frankena did not usually identify what class the lectures were for, these notes are arranged chronologically by year. The Course Materials subseries (2.3 linear feet; 1939-1976) includes materials such as course syllabi, reading lists, handouts of various types, examinations, and written notes by Frankena planning his courses. It is arranged alphabetically by course title and numerically by course number. The years in which the courses were offered are also included on the folder headings. If a course was not taught at the University of Michigan, this has also been noted on the folder heading.

 
Lecture Notes [subseries]
Box   2  
1956-1972 (17 folders)
Box   3  
1973-1994 (21 folders)
Box   3  
Preliminary Examinations for the Ph.D
Box   4  
Course Material [subseries]
 
Course Titles
Box   4  
Advanced Ethics (Phil. 218) 1939-1940
Box   4  
American Ethics 1959-1960
Box   4  
American Philosophy (Phil. 110) 1950
Box   4  
British Moralist (S 139-Columbia University) 1953
Box   4  
Contemporary Philosophy (S 45 Columbia University and S 183 Harvard) 1953, 1955
Box   4  
Course Evaluations (various years and classes)
Box   4  
Eighteenth Century British Moralist (Phil. 340) 1950-1951
Box   4  
English and American Ethics (Phil. 130) 1948
Box   4  
Ethics (Phil. 129) 1943
Box   4  
Ethics (utilitarianism)
Box   4  
Ethics in America (Phil. 340) 1959-1960
Box   4  
Exercises in Elementary Logic (Phil. 33)
Box   4  
Great Books (Phil. 191 and 192) 1965-1967
Box   4  
History of Ethics (Phil. 130) 1944-1945
Box   4  
History of Ethics I (Phil. 130) 1942-1977 (2 folders)
Box   4  
History of Ethics II (Christian Medieval) 1944-1973
Box   4  
History of Ethics III (Phil. 130) 1949-1950, 1952-1961
Box   4  
History of Ethics IV (Phil. 130) 1938-1939, 1941-1943
Box   4  
History of Ethics V (Bentham, Mill, 19th and 20th century) 1943-1977
Box   4  
Introduction to Analytical Philosophy of Education (Phil. 407) 1965
Box   4  
Introduction to the University (University Course 101) 1975
Box   4  
Medieval Philosophy (undated)
Box   4  
Modern Philosophy and Introduction to Philosophy undated
Box   4  
Philosophy of Education (Phil. 407) 1959-1961
Box   5  
Philosophy of Education (Phil. 407) 1963-1964
Box   5  
Philosophy of Education (Phil. 407) 1968
Box   5  
Philosophy of Education (Phil. 407) 1971-1974 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Philosophy of Education undated (2 folders)
Box   5  
Philosophy of Education (A 54, Harvard Graduate School of Education) 1962-1963
Box   5  
Plato and the Stoics (Phil. 129) 1944
Box   5  
Platonism (Phil. 34) 1950-1953
Box   5  
Seminar in Current Philosophy (Phil. 311) 1952-1953
Box   5  
Seminar on Problems in Recent Moral Philosophy (Phil. 268, Harvard) 1962
Box   5  
Seventeenth Century Philosophy (Phil. 14, Harvard) 1941-1942
Box   5  
Social Philosophy (Phil. 441) 1963-1964
Box   5  
Topics in Philosophy (Phil. 129) 1943, 1945
Box   5  
Value Theory and Aesthetics (Harvard and Radcliffe) 1941-1942
 
Course Numbers
Box   5  
33 circa 1940
Box   5  
34 1940-1941, 1943-1948
Box   5  
37 1944-1945 (2 folders)
Box   5  
63 1952-1953
Box   5  
98-99 1953-1954
Box   5  
106 1946-1947
Box   5  
130 1945-1946, 1949-1950, 1953
Box   5  
142 1949-1950
Box   5  
185 1946-1948
Box   5  
198 1944
Box   6  
200 1943
Box   6  
200 1945-1948 (3 folders)
Box   6  
203 circa 1950 (2 folders)
Box   6  
203 undated
Box   6  
234 undated
Box   6  
308 1949-1950
Box   6  
340 1954-1955
Box   6  
361 circa 1961-1973 (2 folders)
Box   6  
407 1967-1968
Box   6  
429 1971-1972
Box   6  
429 1974
Box   6  
436 1961-1962
Box   6  
570 undated
Box   6  
640 1965-1967
Box   6  
640 1969-1972
Box   6  
34, 134, 234 1943-1976 (3 folders)
Box   6  
61, 261, 429 1945-1966
Box   6  
129 and 142 1943
 
Articles and Manuscripts 1930-1990 [series] (2.5 linear feet)

The Articles and Manuscripts series (2.5 linear feet; 1930-1990) consists of handwritten drafts or typed revisions of both published and unpublished articles and monographs composed by Frankena throughout his academic career. Since the dates were not available for all of them, it was only possible to arrange these materials alphabetically by the titles of the works. Dates are included on the folder heading when known.

Box   6  
The Ambivalence of Bernard Mandevill, by Hector Monro" (review) 1975
Box   6  
"Beneficence in Ethics of Virtue," 1981
Box   6  
"Bentham and Mill on the Justification of the Principle of Utility," 1982
Box   6  
"Bird Watching Stories and Things," undated
Box   6  
"Broad's Analysis of Ethical Terms," undated
Box   7  
"Can Biology Help Ethics?" undated
Box   7  
"A Certain Kind of Commitment Word," undated
Box   7  
"Classification of Volitional Expressions," undated
Box   7  
"Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Aspects of Language," undated
Box   7  
"The Concept of Morality," 1966
Box   7  
"The Concept of Education Today," undated
Box   7  
"Concepts of Rational Action in the History of Ethics," 1982
Box   7  
"The Concept of Social Justice," undated
Box   7  
"Concluding More or Less Philosophical Postscript" (for Goodpaster's volume) undated
Box   7  
"Draft of the Report of Curriculum Committee," undated
Box   7  
Editions of Ethics
Box   7  
"Education" (for Dictionary of the History of Ideas) 1970
Box   7  
"Education for the Good Life," 1967
Box   7  
"Educational Values and Goals: Some Dispositions to be Fastered," 1966
Box   7  
"Ethical Theory in America, 1930-1960," undated
Box   7  
Ethics
Box   7  
"Ethics and the Environment," 1977
Box   7  
"The Ethics of Respect for Life," undated
Box   7  
"The Ethics of Love Conceived as an Ethics of Virtue," undated
Box   7  
"Ethics of Respect for Persons," 1977, 1982
Box   7  
" Ethics Revisited in 1979," undated
Box   7  
"The Ethics of Right Reason," 1981
Box   7  
"An Ethics of Virtue," undated
Box   7  
"Ewing's Case Against Naturalistic Theories of Value," undated
Box   7  
"Four Theories of Types of Morality," 1975
Box   7  
"Freedom: Responsibility and Decision," undated
Box   7  
"Frondizi on the Foundations of Moral Norms," 1966
Box   7  
"Geneva: The Speech-Act Analysis of Words," undated
Box   7  
"Hare on the Levels of Moral Thinking," 1984
Box   7  
"Hare on Moral Weakness and the Definition of Morality," 1984
Box   8  
"Hutcheson's Moral Sense Theory," undated
Box   8  
"Indefinability in Ethics," 1936
Box   8  
Introduction to an edition of Jonathan Edward's The Nature of True Virtue 1960
Box   8  
"Is Morality a Purely Personal Matter?" 1976
Box   8  
"Is Morality Logically Dependent on Religion?" 1961
Box   8  
"C.I. Lewis on the Ground and Nature of the Right," 1964
Box   8  
"Love and Principle in Christian Ethics," undated
Box   8  
"MacIntyre and Modern Morality," 1981
Box   8  
"McCormick and the Traditional Distinction," 1974
Box   8  
"McMurrin and Smith on the Philosophy of Education," 1962-1963
Box   8  
"The Metaphysics of Value," undated (2 folders)
Box   8  
"Methods of Ethics, 1977," undated
Box   8  
"A Model for Analyzing a Philosophy of Education," 1966
Box   8  
"Moral Education, Moral Authority, and Moral Autonomy" circa 1973-1977
Box   8  
"Moral Education: The Philosophical View," 1968
Box   8  
"Moral Philosophy and Moral Education," undated
Box   8  
"(Moral) Philosophy and Moral Standards," 1976
Box   8  
"Moral Philosophy and World Hunger," 1975
Box   8  
"Moral Philosophy and the Future," undated
Box   8  
"Moral Philosophy at Mid-Century," undated
Box   8  
"Moral Philosophy in America," undated
Box   8  
"Moral Philosophy in the United States Today," 1964
Box   8  
"Moral Principles as Principles for Institutions," 1976
Box   8  
"Moral Saints, Saints, and Moral Philosophy," undated
Box   8  
"Morality and Conflict," 1983
Box   8  
"Morality and Religion, Relations of," undated
Box   8  
"Must Morality Have an Object?" 1974
Box   8  
"Natural and Inalienable Rights," undated
Box   8  
"Newman, Religion, and the University," undated
Box   8  
"Note A Self-Involving Utterance," undated
Box   8  
"Notes on 'War and Morality'," 1968
Box   8  
"The Object (Subject) of Moral Judgment," 1973
Box   8  
"Obligation and Ability," undated
Box   8  
"Obligation and Motivation in Recent Moral Philosophy," undated
Box   8  
"On Defining and Defending Natural Law," undated
Box   8  
"On Defining Moral Judgments, Principles, and Codes," 1973
Box   8  
"On Distinguishing Critical and Positive Morality, Etc." 1975
Box   8  
"On Morality and Sex Change," undated
Box   8  
"On the Hobby of Bird Watching," undated
Box   8  
"On 'The Upside-down Curriculum'," undated
Box   8  
"Ought and Is Once More," 1966
Box   9  
"Our Belief in Reason," undated
Box   9  
"The Pattern of Moral Philosophy in America" undated
Box   9  
"A Peculiar Set of Terms" undated
Box   9  
"Phi Beta Kappa: Guide of Life" undated
Box   9  
"The Philosopher's Attack on Morality" 1973
Box   9  
"Philosophical Inquiry and the Schools" undated
Box   9  
"The Philosophy of Education" 1970
Box   9  
"A Point of View for the Future" undated
Box   9  
"The Potential of Theology for Ethics" 1982-1983
Box   9  
"Preface to Translation of Reiner's Book" undated
Box   9  
"Prichard and the Ethics of Virtue; Notes on a Footnote" 1969
Box   9  
"The Principles of Morality" undated
Box   9  
"Recent Conceptions of Morality" undated
Box   9  
"Religion, Learning, and the University
Box   9  
"The Right to Life of Non-Human Beings," 1981
Box   9  
"Rights and Theories about Rights," undated
Box   9  
"Sellers' Theory of Valuation," undated
Box   9  
"Sidgwick and the History of Ethical Dualism," 1988
Box   9  
"Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics, EDT. 7, Page 1" circa 1988-1990
Box   9  
"Sidney Hook, Pragmatism and the Magic Sense of Life," undated
Box   9  
"Some Beliefs about Justice," undated
Box   9  
"Spinoza's 'New Morality': Notes on Book IV," undated
Box   9  
"Spinoza on the Knowledge of Good and Evil," 1976
Box   9  
"Theology Voluntarism Today," undated
Box   9  
"Toward a Philosophy of Moral Education," undated
Box   9  
"Toward a Policy for a Public Education," undated
Box   9  
"Twentieth Century Philosophy Seen From the Middle," 1950
Box   9  
"Under What Net?" 1973
Box   9  
"Value and Valuation," undated
Box   9  
"Warnock Morality and Language," undated
 
Lectures and Papers 1930-1987 [series] (1.7 linear feet)

The Lectures and Papers series (1.7 linear feet; 1930-1987) includes handwritten and typed drafts of lectures delivered by Frankena in person, or which he submitted to various philosophical conferences, colloquia, symposia, or panel discussions. Dates were not available for all of this material, nor were the names of the conferences, symposia, etc. Thus it was only possible to arrange them alphabetically by title. Dates and/or conference names were included on the folder headings when available.

Box   9  
"The Basic Theory of Relevancy" (Institute on Advocacy, University of Michigan) 1956
Box   9  
"The Bearing of Ethics on Morality" (Oxford) 1979
Box   9  
"Benificence / Benevolence" (Conference on Private Philanthropy and the Public Good) 1985
Box   9  
"Beyond Morality?" (Iowa Philosophy Society) 1976
Box   9  
Boulder Summer Institute Lectures 1966
Box   9  
Carnegie Summer Institute in Philosophy Lectures (Notre Dame University) 1972
Box   9  
"The Categorical Imperative" (Michigan State University) 1958
Box   9  
"Comments on Mandelbaum," undated
Box   9  
"Comments on Passmore," undated
Box   9  
"Comments on Sturgeon on Brandt (and me)," 1981
Box   9  
"The Concept of Education Today" circa 1969-1970
Box   9  
"The Concept of Morality" (Stockholm) 1965
Box   9  
"Contra the Contras: A Trilogy," 1987
Box   9  
"Conversations with Carney and Hauerwas," 1975
Box   9  
"Discussion of John Dewey's 'Some Questions about Values'," undated
Box   10  
"Ethics in an Age of Science" (Princeton University) 1960
Box   10  
"Ethics in British" (University of Wyoming) 1977
Box   10  
"Ethics of Respect for Life" (Johns-Hopkins University) 1975
Box   10  
"Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics, EDT. 7, Page 1" circa 1988-1990
Box   10  
"The Foundations of Normative Ethics," 1964-1965
Box   10  
"Four Theories of Types of Morality," undated
Box   10  
"Freedom: Responsibility and Decision" (Vienna Congress of Philosophy) 1968
Box   10  
"G.H. Von Wright on the Nature of Morality," 1974
Box   10  
Hare undated
Box   10  
"Has Morality an Independent Bottom?" undated
Box   10  
"Is There a Third Kind of Knowledge?" undated
Box   10  
"Is Hobbes a Little Liberal or a Little Conservative?" (Hobbes Conference, University of Michigan) 1987
Box   10  
"Is Morality A System of Ordinary Oughts?" undated
Box   10  
"Is the Philosophy of Education Intellectually Responsible?" (Philosophy of Education Society Meeting, Detroit) 1961
Box   10  
"Justice, Social and Global" (Stockholm Symposium on Social Justice) 1978
Box   10  
"Justification in Ethics and 'The Moral Point of View'" (Yale Lectures) 1957
Box   10  
"John Hooker on Moral Sense Theories," 1977
Box   10  
"Kantian Ethics Today" (Hope College) 1985
Box   10  
"Methods in 19th Century Ethics" (Gormell College) 1976
Box   10  
"Major Moral Perspectives" (Haverford Institute Lectures) 1974
Box   10  
"Methods of Ethics," 1977
Box   10  
"Moral Decency" (University of Texas at Dallas Lecture) 1984
Box   10  
"Morality and Moral Education," undated
Box   10  
"Moral Person and Moral Society" (St. Mary's College) 1981
Box   10  
"Moral Point of View Theories" (Delaware Lecture) 1979
Box   10  
"Must Morality Have an Object?" undated
Box   10  
"The Nature of Morality" (Carus Lectures) 1973-1974
Box   10  
"The New Morality: Situational Ethics" (University of Redlands) 1969
Box   10  
"On A Certain Kind of Self-Committing Expression" (Student-Faculty Lecture) 1977
Box   10  
"On 'Is The History of Ethics an Outlying Province of Philosophy'?" 1978
Box   10  
"On Saying the Ethical Thing," 1966
Box   10  
"On Schneewind's 'The Misfortunes of Virtue'" (University of Michigan Colloquium in Philosophy) 1984
Box   10  
"On the Cognitive Non Cognitive Distinction" (Lund University) 1965
Box   10  
"The Philosopher's Attack on Morality" (London) 1973
Box   10  
"The Philosophy of Vocation," undated
Box   10  
"Prichard and the Ethics of Virtue" (Moorhead) 1969
Box   10  
"The Principles of Morality," 1966-1967
Box   10  
"Public Education and the Good Life" (Penn State University) 1958
Box   10  
"Recent Epistemology and the Planning of a Collage Curriculum" (Macalester College) 1964
Box   10  
"Religion, Learning, and the University" (Notre Dame) 1959
Box   10  
"Respect for Persons, Etc." (Davidson College) 1977
Box   10  
"Rights and Theories about Rights" (Hope College) 1985
Box   10  
"Shklar on Legal, Moral, and Political Decisionism," undated
Box   10  
"Situational Ethics" (Cornell) 1969
Box   10  
"Some Questions about Morality," 1965
Box   10  
"Some Beliefs about Justice" (Lindley Lecture, University of Kansas) 1966
Box   11  
"Stevenson and the Emotive Theory of Ethics" (Washington, D.C. Philosophy Society) 1979
Box   11  
"Tendencies in Contemporary Philosophy of Education," undated
Box   11  
"Thinking about Morality" (LSA Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecture Series) 1978 (2 folders)
Box   11  
"Thoughts After Hare's Visit," 1985
Box   11  
"Three Questions About Morality" (Paul Carus Lectures, American Philosophical Association) 1974 (3 folders)
Box   11  
"Toward A Philosophy Of The Family" (University of Minnesota) 1969
Box   11  
"Toward A Policy For Public Education" (National Academy of Education) undated
Box   11  
"Two Notes on Representation," 1966
Box   11  
"Values In The Humanities and Fine Arts" (Macalester College) 1964
Box   11  
"Visions of Morality" (Calvin College) 1976
Box   11  
Wheaton College Lectures 1970
Box   11  
"Wild On Causation And Responsibility," 1962
Box   11  
Miscellaneous 1930-1970 (4 folders)
 
Topical 1949-1980 [series] (1.5 linear feet)

The Topical series (1.5 linear feet; 1949-1980) includes various materials collected by Frankena for projects, conferences, professional activities, and subjects on which he was planning to write; it has been arranged alphabetically.

Box   11  
Aiken, Henry D., "Contra 'The Moral Point of View'" circa 1980
Box   11  
Being and Doing 1971
Box   11  
Bibliography of Frankena
Box   11  
Black Paper
Box   11  
Bollnow, Virtue, Etc
Box   11  
Book Reviews
Box   11  
Brandt Notes
Box   11  
British Ethics Notes (sample) 1960-1970
Box   12  
Broad, C.D.
Box   12  
Broad Lectures 1952
Box   12  
Carnegie Summer Institute in Philosophy 1972
Box   12  
Conference Programs 1971
Box   12  
Council For Philosophical Studies
Box   12  
Democracy
Box   12  
Dissertation Approval 1977-1980
Box   12  
Editing Work
Box   12  
Ethics 1949-1953
Box   12  
Family
Box   12  
Founding Of The National Academy Of Education
Box   12  
Guggenheim Fellow
Box   12  
Hall's "What Is Value?"
Box   12  
Hampshire, Stuart
Box   12  
Human Rights 1952
Box   12  
Hume
Box   12  
In The News
Box   12  
"Justice As Fairness"
Box   12  
Kant
Box   12  
Language Papers
Box   12  
Moore, G.E
Box   12  
Moral Education
Box   12  
Morality
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Motivation and Obligation
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Old and New Morality
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"On 'The Upside-down Curriculum"
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Parker, DeWitt
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Plato and Poetry
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Plato vs Aristotle
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Relevance In Education
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Rights
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Sidgwick
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Sincerity and Authenticity
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Social Justice Book Essay and Princeton Project
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Social Justice
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Social Morality, Institutions, Etc
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Socrates and Simonides
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Spinoza
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Stameshkin
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Stevenson, Charlie Leslie
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Virtue
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Vocabulary
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Vocational Education
 
Correspondence 1934-1991 [series] (1.7 linear feet)

The Correspondence series (1.7 linear feet; 1934-1991) includes correspondence produced by Frankena throughout his career. It is arranged chronologically for about half of the series and by the name of the corresponding person or organization for the remainder.

 
Chronological [subseries]
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1934, 1939, 1941, 1943-1953
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1954-1970 (14 folders)
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1971-1972, 1977-1978
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1975
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1981
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Fragmentary
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Undated
 
Alphabetical [subseries]
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Aiken, Henry D
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American Philosophical Association And Its Committees
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Arner, Douglas
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Brandt, Richard
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Broad, C.D
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Center For Advanced Study In The Behavioral Sciences
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Chatham College
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Conference In Philosophy Of Education
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Cornell University
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Harper & Brothers
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Harvard University
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Henle, Paul
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Kiefer, Howard E. (State University College at Brockport)
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Leonard, Henry S
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Lepley, Ray
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Letters of Recommendation 1951-1991 (3 folders)
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Lewis, C.I
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Macmillan Company
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Maurice Mandelbaum (Maurie)
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Melden, A.I. (Abe)
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Morgan, Douglas
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National Foundation On The Arts And The Humanities
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Notre Dame
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Perry, Ralph Barton III
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Reiner, Hans
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The Review of Metaphysics
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Rockfeller Foundation
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Russell, Bruce 1983
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Scheffler, Israel (Harvard)
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Stevenson, Charles and Nora
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University Center in Virginia
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Visiting Committees
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Vlastos, Gregory
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Yale University
 
University of Michigan Activities 1945-1963 [series] (0.3 linear feet)

The final series documents Frankena's University of Michigan Activities (.3 linear feet; 1945-1963). This includes material from committees on which he served, functions as chairman of the Philosophy Department, and speeches at the University of Michigan. It is arranged alphabetically.

 
Committees
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College Problems 1945
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Deanship 1950
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Qualifications 1960-1963
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Religion 1948
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Reports 1953
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Department of Philosophy
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Promotion Recommendations 1959-1961
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Speeches