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George Kimball Plochmann papers

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Biographical Note

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Detailed Description

Correspondence

Teaching and Service

Writings by Plochmann


George Kimball Plochmann papers, 1924-2010 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: George Kimball Plochmann papers, 1924-2010Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-19-F10

Primary Creator: Plochmann, George Kimball (1914-)

Extent: 25.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into 3 series. (1) Correspondence and (2) Teaching and Service and (3) Writings by Dr. Plochmann.

Date Acquired: 12/20/2008

Subjects: Philosophy

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Dissertations., Fiction, Manuscripts for publication., Photographs, Playbills, Postcards, Sketches., Speeches, addresses, etc., Writings.

Languages: English, German, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The George Kimball Plochmann papers consist of correspondence to and from Dr. Plochmann discussing issues related to his book series, Philosophical Explorations, personal matters, philosophical concepts and ideas.  The papers also contain Dr. Plochmann's teaching materials, presentations and publications, and letters of recommendation.  The dates of this collection span from 1924-2010.  Some correspondents include David Rockefeller, Richard McKeon, and Charles Hartshorne.

Biographical Note

Dr. George Kimball Plochmann was born on August 20, 1914 in New York City, New York.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy at Columbia University in 1936 and completed his doctorate in Philosophy with honors in 1950 at the University of Chicago.  George Kimball Plochmann is married to Carolyn Gassan Plochmann and they have one daughter, Sarah and two grandchildren, Evan and Elisabeth.

Dr. Plochmann was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1959.  He is the author of many articles published in professional journals as well as the author of several books including The Ordeal of Southern Illinois University, and Richard McKeon: A Study.  In collaboration with Jack B. Lawson, Dr. Plochmann is the author of Terms in their Propositional Contexts in Wittgenstein's Tractatus.  He also co-authored with Frank E. Robinson, A Friendly Companion to Plato's Gorgias.  In addition to his publications, presentations, teaching, and development of courses and course material, Dr. Plochmann served as the editor of a book series published by Southern Illinois University Press, "Philosophical Explorations."  He was active in a plethora of professional associations as well as departmental, college and university committees and councils in addition to being a consultant on philosophic terms for the American Heritage Dictionary.

Before coming to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Dr. Plochmann was a lecturer at Roosevelt College in Chicago and the University of Chicago subsequent to this teaching English as a fellow at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.  Dr. Plochmann became a faculty member of the Department of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale beginning in 1950 and subsequently professor emeritus upon retirement in 1982. He served as the chairman of a task force on organizing curriculum in the philosophy and history of medicine at the School of Medicine in Springfield and in December of 1985, he was appointed to the adjunct faculty of the School of Medicine where he served as a professor of medical humanities. He passed away at the age of 100 on August 24, 2014 at his home in Carbondale.

Subject/Index Terms

Philosophy

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: George Kimball Plochmann

Acquisition Method: Donated by Plochmann and/or his wife. Boxes 1-14, Acc# 790, 2008 December 20; Box 15, Acc# 995, 2012 January 4; Boxes 16-23, Acc#2013_010, 2013 May 7.

Preferred Citation: [Item], George Kimball Plochmann Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


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Series 2: Teaching and Service, 1930-2008Add to your cart.
This series contains George Kimball Plochmann's teaching materials and letters of recommendation for students as well as his presentations, lectures, publications and the correspondence pertaining to these aspects of his life.  The service dimension of this series consists of the correspondence and printed materials involved in the organization, planning, and funding of the Leonardo da Vinci Festival that took place from November 12- 15, 1952 as well as correspondence relating to Dr. Plochmann's involvement in the philosophy department, and university and regional organizations.  Boxes 15, 24, and 25 contain audio recordings of Plochmann lectures.  Box 15 specifically has speeches on Plato's Meno, Spinoza, and Aristotle.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: da Vinci Festival Committee and Organization, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: da Vinci Festival Congratulatory Notes, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: da Vinci Festival Exhibits, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: da Vinci Festival Financial Matters, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 5: da Vinci Festival Notes, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 6: da Vinci Festival Programs, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 7: da Vinci Festival Publication, 1952-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 8: da Vinci Festival Scheduling, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 9: da Vinci Festival Speakers, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lectures and ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Spinoza Lectures, 1961-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Chamber MusicAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: CyberneticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: CopyrightAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: PresentationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Textbook Chapters, circa 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "Analytical Index to Wittgenstein's Tractatus", 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Concepts and Bases in Korner's Logic", 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Eight Theses on Wittgenstein", 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "Hiccups and other Interludes in the Symposium", 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "Geometric Order and the Unity of Spinoza's Ethics", 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Mathematics in Wittgenstein's Tractatus", 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "A Problem with Symbols"Add to your cart.
Folder 25: "A General Theory of the Probabilities"Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Four Theories of LogicAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Manuscript, "The Medieval World," "A Commonplace Invention", 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Chapters of unpublished booksAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: War Story, circa 1940-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Letters of Acceptance, Articles and Book ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Letters of Rejection, Articles and Book ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Annual Personal, Progress, Research Reports and Research ProposalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: AwardsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Doug Allen Case, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Philosophy Department HappeningsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Grades, circa 1940-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Teaching Materials, Pre-SocraticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Teaching Materials, PlatoAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Teaching Materials, AristotleAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Teaching Materials, BerkeleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Teaching Materials, Spinoza and DescartesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Teaching Materials, WittgensteinAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Teaching Materials, 14th Century ThoughtAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Teaching Materials, 14th, 15th, and 16th CenturyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Teaching Materials, 17th Century Methodology in Science and PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Teaching Materials, 18th and 19th CenturyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Teaching Materials, Chief Movements in 20th Century PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Teaching Materials, Art and Anatomy, Theories of Fine ArtAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Teaching Materials, Philosophy of Biology amd MedicineAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Teaching Materials, Existential PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Teaching Materials, Form and Material in PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Teaching Materials, LogicAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Teaching Materials, MetaphysicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Teaching Materials, Political PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Teaching Materials, Philosophy and ReligionAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Medicine and PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Letters of RecommendationAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Letters of Recommendation and other correspondence with George SchedlerAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Notes and Detailed Analysis of Aristotle's PoliticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Introduction to Western HumanitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: McGraw Hill Correspondence in reference to Introduction to Western Humanities TextAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Introductions and Remarks for SpeakersAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hints for EditorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Hints for WritersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Philosophy of BiologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Logic, Notes and LecturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Kant, Critique of JudgmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: PluralismAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Descartes and SpinozaAdd to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
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Box 25Add to your cart.

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