Winston Wilkinson Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Wilkinson, Winston A., 1941-2011
Winston Wilkinson papers
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet

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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Winston A. Wilkinson was born in Fremont, Michigan in 1941. He received his B.A. from Central Michigan University in 1963 and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1972. He taught philosophy at Syracuse University, Auburn Community College in Auburn, New York, and State University of New York at Binghamton before returning to Michigan. He taught philosophy at Michigan State University for 37 years, beginning in 1969 until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of the American Philosophical Association and the International Phemonenological Soceity. He passed away on October 11, 2011.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of the faculty papers of philosophy professor Winston Wilkinson. Materials include two bibliographies with commentaries on Spinoza and Whitehead, book reviews for individuals and for Choice Publications, course packs and syllabi for the various classes he taught, articles and speeches, and Wilkinson's curriculum vitae.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 2012

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Department of Philosophy.


  • Academic theses
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Outlines and syllabi
  • Speeches

Personal Name(s)

  • White, Carolyn
  • Wilkinson, Winston A., 1941-2011


  • Philosophy -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory


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A Bibliography of Spinoza Commentaries and Reviews - Philosophy 825 1987 

4005 1

A Bibliography of Whitehead Commentaries and Reviews Prepared by Philosophy 845 Seminar on Whitehead 1989 

4005 1

Book Reviews 1973-2002 

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Choice Publications 1986-1989 

4005 3

Copies and Correspondence 1973-2002 

4005 4

Printed Excerpts 1978-1989 

4005 5
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Course Syllabi 1977-1997 

4005 6

Curriculum Vitae of Winston Wilkinson 1993 

4005 7

Curriculum 1992-2001 

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IAH 231A 1992 

4005 8-9

PHL 461 2001 

4005 10-12
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Dissertation - "Does Knowledge Imply Belief" by Winston Wilkinson 1963 

4005 2

Publication and Appearance 1975-1985 

4005 13

Speeches A-R 1968-1985 

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"Aesthetic Object and Physical Artifact" 1975 

4005 14

"Art and the University" 1985 

4005 14

"Noone Can Remain Morally Pure in a Wicked World" 1980 

4005 14

"On Patience" 

4005 14

"Phenomenology as Philosphical Method" 1984 

4005 14

"Reply to Ludwig Suter" 1978 

4005 14

"Reply to Suter on Shorter" 1989 

4005 14

Speeches S-V 1968-1975 

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"Seeing and Meaning" 

4005 15

"Some Remarks Concerning Prof. Tilghman's 'Seeing and Meaning'" 1975 

4005 15

"Spinoza's Theory of Attribution" 1968 

4005 15

"Tanquam: Substance and Attributes in Spinoza's Ethic" 1974 

4005 15

"Values & Beliefs" 

4005 15