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Manfred S. Frings papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Printed Materials

Correspondence

Biographical Materials and Teaching Materials

Writings

Conferences, Heidegger and Scheler notes and research materials

Frings Papers donated by Kenneth Stikkers


Manfred S. Frings papers, 1949-2002 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Manfred S. Frings papers, 1949-2002Add to your cart.

ID: 1/2/MSS 349

Primary Creator: Frings, Manfred S.

Extent: 16.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into 6 series: Printed Materials, Correspondence, Biographical and Teaching Materials, Writings, Conferences, and Frings Papers donated by Kenneth Stikkers

Date Acquired: 00/00/2014

Subjects: Husserl, Edmund, 1859-1938, Philosophy - Study and teaching

Languages: English, German, Italian, Russian, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Manfred S. Frings Papers contain Printed Materials including books, journals and offprints edited or authored by Manfred Frings, and works authored by others. It also contains correspondence, biographical and teaching materials, as well as Dr. Frings's conference records and research materials. The papers hold correspondence with Martin Heidegger and copies of letters from Max Scheler, Edmund Husserl, and Martin Heidegger can also be found here.

Biographical Note

Born on 27 February 1925 in Cologne-Lindenthal, Germany, Manfred Frings was the third son of Gottfried and Maria Frings. He attended a Catholic elementary school, lived close to a Jewish community where he forged significant friendships shaping his later antipathy towards Nazism. Both his school and home were destroyed during the bombing of Cologne in WWII, and he remembered rescuing his mother from the ruins of their house. He was drafted into the German military near the end of the war, and was captured by American forces and sent to a POW camp near Rouen, France, where he made the first of many lifelong friendships with Americans.

Following the war, Frings attended the University of Cologne, where he studied philosophy, English and French. He earned his doctorate in philosophy in 1953. In 1958 his dream of emigrating to America was realized when he accepted an invitation to teach philosophy at the University of Detroit. In 1962 he accepted an appointment in philosophy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. From 1966 to his retirement in 1992, he taught at DePaul University in Chicago. He subsequently continued teaching part-time at the University of New Mexico. At various points throughout his career, he served as visiting professor and lecturer at the Universities of Cologne, Freiburg, Oxford, and Sorbonne.

Frings initiated the annual International Heidegger Conference at DePaul in 1966. He was one of six scholars chosen by Martin Heidegger to be the original editors of Heidegger’s Collected Works (Gesamtausgabe). He edited Heidegger’s 1942-1944 lectures on Parmenides and Heraclitus (volumes 54 and 55 of the Gesamtausgabe). Since 1970, he served as editor of the Collected Works (Gesammelte Werke) of Max Scheler (1874-1928), a task completed with the publication of vol. 15 in 1997. He was President (then President Emeritus) of the international Max Scheler Society (Max-Scheler-Gesellschaft), as well as a founding father of the Max Scheler Society of North America.

The principal focus of Frings’s career was Scheler’s phenomenology of values, sociology of knowledge, ethics, political theory, and philosophy of time. Among Frings’ major contributions are the recognition he brought to Scheler’s phenomenology as a credible alternative to Edmund Husserl’s, his clarification of the relationship between Scheler and Heidegger in his seminal Person und Dasein (1969), and his concept of absolute time in his LifeTime: Max Scheler’s Philosophy of Time (2003). He has published well over a hundred articles, and edited twenty-four books, including his notable The Mind of Max Scheler: The First Comprehensive Guide Based on the Complete Works (1997, 2nd ed. 2001). His publications have been translated into Chinese, French, Japanese, and German. His work was recognized in a special audience with Pope John Paul II, himself an accomplished Scheler scholar, and by Martin Heidegger in personal meetings in Freiburg.

Frings passed away in 2008.

Subject/Index Terms

Husserl, Edmund, 1859-1938
Philosophy - Study and teaching

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: Gift

Preferred Citation: [Item], Manfred S. Frings papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Series 3: Biographical Materials and Teaching MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photo of Dr. Frings, pencil drawings of his Father, 1961 and Beethoven, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dr. Frings' notes as a staudent, Ursprung und Entwicklung des Humanismus in den romantischen Literaturen, Professor SchalkAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Dr. Frings' notes as a student, Introduction to Philosophy, Professor HeimsoethAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Dr. Frings' Curriculum Vitae 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dr. Frings' Cologne RootsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Studien zur Frage der Archaismen in amerikanischen Englisch (Dr. Frings' Dissertation 1953)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Dr. Frings' thesis for a teaching license 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Books from Heinz Heimsoeth, Dr. Frings' Professor at the University of Cologne 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Recording (CD) of Manfred Frings playing ChopinAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Frings BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Dr. Frings' notes as a student, University of CologneAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Clippings from The Daily HeraldAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Cartoons and ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Poem about Dr. Frings and a Photo of himAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Materials about the death of Sibille HartmannAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Certificates of Appreciation, Veterans of Foreign WarsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence and Photos with the VaticanAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Tombstone Memorial MarkerAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Photos and Negatives of Max Scheler and his TombAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Teaching Materials: Philosophy of MathAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Teaching Materials: MalebrancheAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Teaching Materials: NietzscheAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Teaching Materials: PlatoAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Teaching Materials: Seminar on Scheler's "Phenomenology of the Consciousness of God" 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Teaching Materials: RessentimentAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Teaching Materials: Philosophical German 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Student papers to be considered for use in bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Letters of Appreciation from StudentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: DePaul University Magazine, 1974, 1976, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Teaching Materials: Course Evaluations 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Teaching Materials: Course Evaluations 1986-1992Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Teaching Materials: Course Evaluations 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Teaching Materials: Max Scheler; University of New Mexico, Spring 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Teaching Materials: Course EvaluationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Teaching Materials: HusserlAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Teaching Materials: Continental Philosophy: BerdyaevAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Teaching Materials: Contemporary PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Teaching Materials: Dialectical MaterialismAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Teaching Materials: FichteAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Teaching Materials: Heidegger, Being and TimeAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Teaching Materials: Heidegger, GreeksAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Teaching Materials and Student Papers: Scheler Seminar 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Teaching Schedule: DePaul UniversityAdd to your cart.

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