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WINCH, Professor Peter Guy (1926-1997)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP171
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: WINCH, Professor Peter Guy (1926-1997)
Date(s): 1936-1996
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 39 boxes or 4.3 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Winch | Peter Guy | 1926-1997 | philosopher


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1926; read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, -1949; took the Oxford BPhil degree; Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University College, Swansea, 1951-1964; Reader in Philosophy, Birkbeck College, London, 1964-1976; Professor of Philosophy, King's College London, 1976-1984; Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984-1997; died, 1997.

Publications: The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy (1958) Ethics and Action (1975) Trying to Make Sense (1987)


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Prof Peter Guy Winch, 1936-1996, including professional correspondence; teaching notes; lecture notes and handouts; draft and proofs of articles by Winch; proof copy of The Idea of Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy, 2nd edition; papers relating to the University of Swansea including minutes of departmental meetings, 1984; papers relating to Winch's time at King's College London including papers relating to publication of Winch's Ethics and Action, 1971-1972 and Winch's inaugural lecture for the Chair of Philosophy, 1968; papers, lecture notes, correspondence, handouts and student work relating to teaching at University of Illinois, 1990-1996 and research notes on topics including social science, ethics, Ludwig Wittgenstein, logic, Baruch Spinoza, epistemology and political philosophy.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

Some items closed under the Data Protection Act, consult the Director of Archive Services, King's College London for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

This collection level description available online and a box list in the College Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from Professor Christopher Winch Jan 2008.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Fred Kormis (Ref: K/PP26).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Obituary: The Independent (London), Jun 3, 1997 by Anthony Palmer.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Nov 2008.

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