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Papers of Peter Howard Jones, Professor of Philosophy

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1833

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of lecture courses, single lectures and notes (some revised and published later) delivered in the University of Edinburgh, or in its name elsewhere, by Professor Peter Jones FRSE, as Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Philosophy between 1964 and 1998, and as Emeritus Professor from 1998 onwards - including his unpublished Inaugural Lecture (1986) and Gifford Lectures (1995).

Subjects of the lectures include, but are not limited to: Philosophy and Literature, Moral Philosophy, Hume, James Hutton, Metaphysics, Freedom in Interpretation, Aesthetics and General Philosophy, Scottish Enlightenment, Architecture and Philosophy, Teaching Philosophy, Student unrest and problems in higher education, etc.

Also included are indexes for each box, a typed text with some contextual explanations, two bibliographies, a portrait of Peter Jones by John Walton made in 2015, and a list of lectures given by Peter Jones in the 1970s and 1980s.


  • Creation: 1964-1999; 2015


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Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact the repository in advance.


4 boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession: SC-Acc-2017-0159.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin, November 2017.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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