Lewis White Beck manuscripts of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Practical Reason and Other Writings in Moral Philosophy
Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Delaware Library Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Lewis White Beck, born September 26, 1913, in Griffin, Georgia, was an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delaware from 1941-1948.
Prior to teaching at Delaware Beck was an instructor in Philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Beck became Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester in 1949, after teaching at Lehigh University for one year (1948-1949). At the University of Rochester Dr. Beck also served as the Dean of the Graduate School from 1956-1957 and as the chairman of the Department of Philosophy from 1949-1966. Dr. Beck has been the Emeritus Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy at the University of Rochester since 1979.
Dr. Beck received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 1934, his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Duke University in 1935 and 1937 respectively. He has received honorary degrees from Hamilton College, Emory University, and the University of Tubingen, Germany.
In addition to his translation of Kant'sCritique of Practical Reason and Other Writings in Moral Philosophy, Beck has written numerous books. Some of these titles include The Actor and the Spectator (1975), Essays on Kant and Hume (1978), Early German Philosophy (1968), Studies in the Philosophy of Kant (1965), and Kant Selections (1988).
Directory of American Scholars. 8th edition. Volume IV. (New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1982). p.33.Contemporary Authors. First Revision. Volume 5-8. (Detroit: Gale Research, 1969). pp. 81-82. The Writers Directory 1990-92. (Chicago: St. James's Press, 1990). p. 66.
The Lewis White Beck Manuscripts consist of the various stages of drafts toward Beck's translation and editing of Immanuel Kant'sCritique of Practical Reason and Other Writings in Moral Philosophy. The papers include an autograph draft, a typescript version, galley proofs, page proofs, and the published edition.
Boxes 1-3: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes F18: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize galleys
Reprocessed by Anita A. Wellner, 1990-1991. Encoded by Thomas Pulhamus, February 2010. Further encoding by Lauren Connolly, September 2015, and Tiffany Saulter, November 2015.
- Beck, Lewis White
- Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804
- Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804. Works. Selections. English. 1949
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2010 February 18
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, http://library.udel.edu/spec/askspec/
Consists of a few typed pages with the bulk of the material being handwritten on loose pages of in spiral notebooks. Includes the text of the translation (pages 52-357 of the published volume). Does not include the preliminary matter, preface, introduction, contents, index or bibliography.Physical Description
15 items (789 pp.)
Bears extensive autograph corrections and editor's notations. Consists of the translator's preface, introduction, text of the translation and bibliographical notes. Not included are the title page, the table of contents and the index.
Bears extensive autograph corrections, additions to the text, and editor's notations. Consists of one compilation of proofs which appear to be pieces of different sets. Included are the translator's preface, introduction, text of the translation, index and bibliographical note.Physical Description
Bears the autograph note, "Beck's Copy," and bears autograph corrections. Includes all material in the published edition with the exception of the table of contents and the index.Physical Description
1 item (372 pp.)
Chicago: The University of Chicago PressPhysical Description
1 item (370 pp.)