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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 5: Conferences, Heidegger and Scheler notes and research materialsAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Internationales Max Scheler Kolloquium: Der Menschim Weltalter des Ausgleichs 2-5 June 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Max Scheler Conference Cologne University 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Internationales Max Scheler Kolloquium: Vom Umsturz der Werte in der Modernen Gesellschaft 7-10 June 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: III Internationales Max Scheler Kolloquium 21-24 May 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Internationales Kolloquium der Max Scheler Gesellschaft: Person und Wert 26-29 May 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Internationales Kolloquium der Max Scheler Gesellschaft: Die Vernunft des Gefuehls 6-9 June 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Internationales Max Scheler Kolloquium: Solidaritaet Person und Soziale Welt 11-14 June 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Conference: Die Bildung der GesellschaftAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Guest Lecture University of Cologne 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fiftieth International Phenomenology CongressAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Copy of a letter from Edmund Husserl with handwritten notes on Heidegger's Sein und ZeitAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, notes and photos pertaining to Heidegger Edition: Heraclitus (Gesamtausgabe Band 55)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Martin Heidegger GesellschaftAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Heidegger Conference ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Heidegger Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence related to publication of The Mind of Max SchelerAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Max Scheler GesellschaftAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: 3rd International Conference "Human Being in Contemporary Philosophical Conceptions", Volgograd State University, RussiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Institute of Sino Christian StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Heidegger Manuscript CopiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Person and World: The Philosophy of Max Scheler, Conference sponsored by The Long Island Philosophical Society 23-24 April 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Samples of Archival Materials, Scheler and HeideggerAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: German Newspaper clippings on Max Scheler's 100th birthdayAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: 20th Century Philosopher ScientistsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Cologne University, Copies of Scheler LettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Copy of letter from Martin Heidegger to Maria SchelerAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Copy of letter of recommendation for Max Scheler from Edmund HusserlAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Transcription of a letter from Max Scheler to Adolf GrimmeAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Brochures from lectures given by Dr. Frings 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Notes and research materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Conference in Russia 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Lectures: Cologne 1983; Seminar: Schelling 1993, Plato-Parmenides 1988; Talks: Husserl/Scheler 1989; Schler 1988; Heidegger-ParmenidesAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Friedrich Nietzsche Conference Programs 1972; Edmund Husserl Conference Programs 1971Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Copies of letters to and from HeideggerAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Copy of letters from Martin Heidegger to Maria Scheler and transcriptionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Max Scheler, EthikAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: E.R. Jaensch, Ueber den Aufbau der WahrnehmungsweltAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Copy of: Max Scheler, Metaphysik und KunstAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Calendars 1984, 1986, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Max Scheler, Schriften zur Soziologie und WeltanschauungslehreAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Description of Max Scheler's Memorial at the University of Frankfurt 23 May 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Copies of some Scheler CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Material for Volume 15 (being checked as of 16 April 1993)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Article on Johannes Rehmke 1920Add to your cart.

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