Albert Borgmann papers, 1951-2020

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Borgmann, Albert, b. 1937
Title
Albert Borgmann papers
Dates
1951-2020 (inclusive)
Quantity
25.0 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 896
Summary
This collection contains manuscripts of the published and unpublished writings of German-born American philosopher Albert Borgmann. Borgmann, who specializes in the philosophy of technology, has been a professor at the University of Montana in Missoula since 1970. The collection also contains personal and professional correspondence, teaching materials including syllabi and lecture notes, Borgmann's student work, and personal materials.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 4062432053
Fax: 4062434067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula. Family Correspondence in Series IV is restricted. Contact Archivist for details.

Languages
English, German

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Albert Borgmann was born in Freiburg, Germany in 1937 to Karl and Grete Borgmann. He had three siblings: Eva Schneider-Borgmann (b. 1936), Rainer Borgmann (b. 1939), and Margrit Breitenstein (b. 1943). He writes that he was raised "in the shadow of the gothic cathedral, of the Black Forest, and of the university where Husserl and Heidegger had been teaching." Borgmann went to grade school in Freiburg and began his college career at the University of Freiburg, attending Heidegger's lectures in 1957, but later transferred to the University of Texas. He went on to earn an MA in German Literature from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1961 and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Munich in Germany. Borgmann then returned to the United States and married Nancy Jo Quasthoff. He briefly taught German Literature at the University of Illinois, and philosophy at DePaul University and then the University of Hawaii. In 1970 he settled with his family in Missoula, Montana. There he has taught philosophy to a generation of students at the University of Montana, publishing widely, and becoming Regents Professor in 1996, the third person to receive the honor in the university's history.

Borgmann's work concerns the philosophy of society and culture, with particular emphasis on technology. His 1984 book, Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life, has become a landmark text, not only in the philosophical study of technology but also for a wide range of the humanities and social sciences. His other major publications include Crossing the Postmodern Divide (1992), Holding on to Reality: the Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium (1999), Power Failure (2003), and Real American Ethics (2006).

Aside from teaching and publishing, Borgmann has been an influential force in state and local politics as well as administration at the University of Montana. Borgmann lives near the Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula and continues to teach at the University of Montana.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains materials relating to Albert Borgmann’s academic work. The bulk of the collection is made up of the handwritten manuscripts of nearly all his published work, including preparatory notes and draft versions of his major books. The collection also contains a number of unpublished materials including essays, notes on various topics, reviews, syllabi and lecture notes, and memos and reports concerning the administration and curriculum at the University of Montana. Other unpublished materials are included from Borgmann’s time as a student in Germany and the United States. Finally, the collection includes professional and personal correspondence, as well as his daily calendars.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Non-exclusive intellectual property rights have been shared with the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

Albert Borgmann Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in nine series.

Series I: Published Essays, 1966-2015, 4.6 linear feet

Series II: Books, 1976-2006, 7.2 linear feet

Subseries 1: Books, 1976-1998, 6.4 linear feet

Subseries 2: Books - 2021 addition, 2000-2006, 0.8 linear feet

Series III: Other Writings, 1968-2019, 2.2 linear feet

Subseries 1: Other Writings - 2016 addition, 1979-2015, 1.8 linear feet

Subseries 2: Other Writings - 2018 addition, circa 1968-2016, 0.2 linear feet

Subseries 3: Other Writings - 2021 addition, 1991-2019, 0.2 linear feet

Series IV: Correspondence, 1951-2013, 4.2 linear feet

Subseries 1: Professional and Personal Correspondence, 1964-1995, 1.0 linear foot

Subseries 2: Family Correspondence, 1951-2000, 0.4 linear feet - RESTRICTED

Subseries 3: Correspondence - 2021 addition, 1967-2013, 2.4 linear feet

Subseries 4: Student and Faculty Recommendations, 1968-2003, 0.4 linear feet - RESTRICTED

Series V: Calendars, 1957-2016, 1.6 linear feet

Series VI: Syllabi and Lecture Notes, 1966-2020, 1.5 linear feet

Subseries 1: Syllabi and Lecture Notes, 1966-2020, 0.9 linear feet

Subseries 2: Syllabi and Lecture Notes - 2021 addition, 2007-2020, 0.6 linear feet

Series VII: Student Materials, 1952-1965, 1.3 linear feet

Subseries 1: Student Materials, 1952-1963, 0.5 linear feet

Subseries 2: Student Materials - 2021 addition, circa 1950s-1965, 0.8 linear feet

Series VIII: Text Notes, 1985-2019, 2.3 linear feet

Subseries 1: Text Notes, 2009 and undated, 1.1 linear feet

Subseries 2: Text Notes - 2021 addition, 1985-2019, 1.2 linear feet

Series IX: Personal Materials, 1959-2009, 0.3 linear feet

Subseries 1: Personal Materials, 1959-1986, 0.1 linear feet

Subseries 2: Personal Materials - 2021 addition, 1965-2009, 0.2 linear feet - RESTRICTED

Custodial History

Materials in this collection were held by Albert Borgmann until their donation by him to Archives and Special Collections in 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections by Dr. Albert Borgmann.

Processing Note

During processing of this collection, writings related to published materials were organized by publication. Most other materials were arranged by content type (such as essay or correspondence) and then chronologically. Some materials, such as Albert Borgmann's notes on texts by other authors, are consistently undated and were therefore organized alphabetically by primary author. Similarly, lecture notes were organized chronologically when a date was provided and alphabetically when undated.

Materials donated in 2018 were placed in existing series when practical, and additional series were created to appropriately characterize new materials. As much as possible, the organizational scheme that Borgmann used to donate materials was retained. Often, this means that separate materials are foldered together to show their relatedness, such as in the case of short essays or notes.

Five floppy disks are being evaluated for content. Contact archivist for details.

Related Materials

The papers of Albert Borgmann's wife, Nancy Quasthoff Borgmann, are held by the University of Montana's Archives and Special Collections as the Nancy Borgmann Papers, Mss 903.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Published Essays, 1966-2015Return to Top

4.6 linear feet

This series contains the manuscripts of Albert Borgmann’s published essays. Where available, outlines, notes, and alternate draft versions are included along with the manuscripts.

This series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
"Language in Heidegger's Philosophy"
circa 1966
1/2
Borgmann published writings with notes by Henry Bugbee
1971-1972
1/3
"Should Montana Share Its Coal?" - Notes
1975
1/4
"Should Montana Share Its Coal?" - First Draft
1980
1/5
"Should Montana Share Its Coal?" - Drafts 2 and 3
1980
1/6
"The Explanation of Technology"
circa 1978
1/7
"Heidegger and Symbolic Logic" (Substantial Revisions)
1978
2/1
"Freedom and Determinism in a Technological Setting"
circa 1979
2/2
Review of W. Barrett, The Illusion of Technique
circa 1980
2/3
"Technology and Nature in Europe and America"
1982
2/4
Review of E.G. Ballard, Man and Technology, and D.M. Borrhert, Being Human in a Technological Age
1982
2/5
"Christianity and the Cultural Center of Gravity"
1983
2/6
"The Good Life and Appropriate Technology"
1983
2/7
"Prospects for the Theology of Technology" - Draft and Typescript
1984
2/8
"Technology and Democracy"
1984
2/9
"Technology and Democracy" - C. Mitcham's edits
circa 1984
2/10
"Amerikanische Zeitkritik nach Heidegger"
1984
2/11
"Philosophical Reflections of the Microelectronic Revolution" - Drafts and Condensed Version
1986
2/12
"Philosophische Betrachtungen Mikroelektronishen Revolution" - Draft and Typescript
This essay was published in 1986 in both the United States and Germany
1986
2/13
"Liberty, Festivity, and Poverty: Harvey Cox on Christianity and Technology" - Draft 1 and 2
1984
2/14
"Liberty, Festivity, and Poverty" - Drafts 3 and 4
undated
3/1
"Autonomy, Technology, and the Crisis of Liberalism" - Draft and Typescript
1986
3/2
"Technology and the Crisis of Liberalism" - First Version
1987
3/3
"Technology and the Crisis of Liberalism" - Second Version
1987
3/4
"Reply to Professor Carpenter and to Professor Stanley"
1986
3/5
"Republican Virtue in a Technological Society" - Two Drafts and additions
circa 1986
3/6
"The Invisibility of Contemporary Culture" - Draft 1
circa 1986
3/7
"The Invisibility of Contemporary Culture" - Draft 2
circa 1986
3/8
Review of L. Winner, The Whale and the Reactor
1986
3/9
"Communities of Celebration" - Outline and Notes
1986
3/10
"Communities of Celebration" - First Version, Manuscript
1986
3/11
"Communities of Celebration" - First Version, Typescript
1986
3/12
"Communities of Celebration" - Second Version, Manuscript
1987
3/13
"Communities of Celebration" - Second Version, Manuscript 2
1987
3/14
"Communities of Celebration" - Second Version, Typescript
1987
3/15
"Communities of Celebration" - Third Version
1987
3/16
"The Moral Assessment of Technology"
1987
4/1
"Artificial Realities" - Outline and Notes
1988
4/2
"Artificial Realities" - First Draft
1988
4/3
"Artificial Realities" - Second Draft
1988
4/4
"Artificial Realities" - Third Draft
1988
4/5
"The Artificial and the Real"
1989
4/6
"Cosmopolitanism and Provincialism" - Outlines and Notes
1989
4/7
"Cosmopolitanism and Provincialism" - First Draft
1989
4/8
"Cosmopolitanism and Provincialism" - Second Draft
1989
4/9
Review of C.A. Bower, The Cultural Dimensions of Educational Computing - Two Drafts
1989
4/10
"The Postmodern Economy"
1989
5/1
"Artificial Intelligence and Human Intelligence" - First Draft
1990
5/2
"Artificial Intelligence and Human Personality" - Second Draft
1990
5/3
"Artificial Intelligence and Human Personality" - Paralipomena
1990
5/4
"The Depth of Design" - Two Drafts (Second Draft undated)
1990
5/5
"Reply to Larry Hickman"
1990
5/6
"Finding Philosophy" - with Addenda (3/11/91)
1990
5/7
"Ihde on Technology" (Review of Technology and Lifeworld)
1991
5/8
"The Development of Technology in Eastern and Western Europe"
1991
5/9
"Die postmoderne Wende in der amerianischen Philosophie"
1991
5/10
Review - E.F. Byrne, Work Inc.
1991
5/11
"The Moral Significance of Material Culture"
1992
5/12
Review of M. Zimmerman, Heidegger's Confrontation With Modernity
1992
5/13
"The Nature of Reality and the Reality of Nature" - First Draft
1993
5/14
"The Nature of Reality and the Reality of Nature" - Second Draft
1993
5/15
"Does Philosophy Matter?" - Draft 1 and 2
1993
6/1
"Information and Reality at the Turn of the Century"
1994
6/2
"Theory, Practice, Reality"
1994
6/3
"Celebrating the Dead - Reviving the Arts"
1994
6/4
"Postmodern Ontology"
1994
6/5
"The Meaning of Technology"
1995
6/6
"Technology and the Crisis of Contemporary Culture"
1996
6/7
"Finality and Universality"
1997
6/8
Review of P. Brodner, Odysseus Outwitted
1997
6/9
"Confusion and Grace in the Information Age"
1998
6/10
"Semiartificial Intelligence"
1998
6/11
Reply to My Critics
1998
7/1
"Identity in the Postmodern Era"
Draft for "Society in the Postmodern Era," published in The Washington Quarterly, vol. 23, no. 1, January 2000
1998
7/2
"The Transparency and Contingency of the Earth"
1998
7/3
Review of: Paul Theobald's Teaching the Commons
1998
7/4
"Information, Nearness, and Farness (Second Draft 1999)
1998
7/5
"A Scarcity of Focal Things: Reply to Pieter Tijmer"
1999
7/6
"Gender, Nature, and Fidelity"
1999
7/7
"The Destitution of Space"
1999
7/8
"The Destitution of Space" - Early draft and paralipomena
1999
7/9
"Heidegger and Ethics Beyond the Call of Duty" - Two drafts
1999
7/10
"Information und Wirklichkeit"
1999
7/11
"The Moral Complexion of Consumption"
1999
8/1
"Broken Symmetries" - Draft 1
2000
8/2
"Broken Symmetries" - Draft 2
2000
8/3
"Broken Symmetries" - Typescript and Draft 3
2000
8/4
"Broken Symmetries" - Typescript and Draft 4
2003
8/5
"Broken Symmetries" - Draft 5
2003
8/6
"Broken Symmetries" - Paralipomena
2003
8/7
Review of Technology as Freedom, by R.C. Tobey
2000
8/8
"Opaque and Articulate Design"
2000
8/9
Review of J.D. Peters, Speaking into Thin Air
2000
8/10
"Is There Hope for Technology?"
2001
8/11
Review of W. Miller, The Mystery of Courage
2001
9/1
"Contingency and Grace"
2001
9/2
"Contingency and Grace" -Paralipomena
2001
9/3
"Information and Inhabitation"
2001
9/4
"Is the Internet the Solution to the Problem of Community"
2002
9/5
"Response to my Readers"
2002
9/6
"Kinds of Pragmatism"
2002
9/7
"The Headaches and Pleasures of General Education"
2003
9/8
"Technology and Everyday Life"
Mars Hill Audio Journal, vol. 63, July-August 2003. Included on compact disc.
2003
9/9
"Technology" - Draft 1 and 2
2003
9/10
"A Moral Conception of Commodification"
2004
9/11
"Technoscience: Mediating Between Science and Technology"
2004
9/12
"Technology and Trust"
2004
10/1
"Art and Technology"
2005
10/2
Review of P.P. Verbeck, What Things Do
2005
10/3
"Technology as a Cultural Force"
2005
10/4
Review of D. Tabachnik and T. Koivukoski: Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy
2006
10/5
"5 Questions in Philosophy of Technology"
2006
10/6
"Cyberspace, Cosmology, and the Meaning of Life"
2007
10/7
Review of L. Caruana, Science and Virtue
2007
10/8
"Technology and the Law"
2007
10/9
"Who Am I Really?"
2007 (Revised 2011)
10/10
"Who Am I Really?" - Outline and Paralipomena
2007/2011
10/11
"Reality and Technology" - Draft and Notes
2007
10/12
"Enclosure and Disclosure" - Draft and Notes
2008
10/13
"Intelligence and the Limits of Codes" - Draft and Paralipomena
2008
10/14
"Orientation in Technological Space"
2009
11/1
"The Here and Now" - Draft and Notes
2009
11/2
"The Sacred and the Person" - Notes and Draft
2010
11/3
"I Miss the Hungry Years"
2010
11/4
"How Not to Let a Crisis Go to Waste"
2010
11/5
"Contemplation in a Technological Era"
2010
11/6
"Science, Ethics, and Technology and the Challenge of Global Warming"
2011
11/7
"The Collision of Plausibility with Reality"
2011
11/8
"Matter Matters" - Notes and Two Drafts
2011
11/9
"Grace and Cyberspace" - Draft and Outline
2011
11/10
"Pointless Perfection and Blessed Burdens" - Draft and Outline
2011
11/11
"Matter and Spirit in an Age of Science and Technology" - Draft and Outline
2011
11/12
"Understanding and Reclaiming the World"
circa 2011
11/13
"Response to Norm Friesen"
2011
12/1
"The Setting of the Scene" - Outline and Draft
2012
12/2
"Explanation in Philosophy and the Limits of Precision" - Two Drafts
2012
12/3
"A Turn to Comprehension and Competence"
2012
12/4
"From Electrons to Logic: Gates to Everyday Life"
2013
12/5
"The Force of Wilderness Within the Ubiquity of Cyberspace" - Draft and Outline
2013
12/6
"Knowledge and Conversation" - Draft
2013
12/7
"Knowledge and Conversation" - Proposal and Paralipomena
2012/2013
12/8
"The Struggle of Privacy with Prosperity"
2013
12/9
"Stability, Instability, and Phenomenology"
2014
12/10
"The Rules that Matter" - Draft and Paralipomena
2015
12/11
"How Much Higher Can ICT Rise? On the Final Limits of ICT"
2015

Series II:  Books, 1976-2006Return to Top

7.2 linear feet

This series contains all materials relating to Borgmann’s major books, including preparatory notes, outlines, drafts, and final manuscripts.

This series has been divided in to two subseries, with subseries 2 consisting of additions to the collection received in 2021. Each subseries is arranged chronologically by publication.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Books
6.4 linear feet
1976-1998
Box/Folder
13/1
"Summary of Philosophy of Technology"
undated
13/2
"Outline of Philosophy of Technology" - Draft 1
undated
13/3
"Outline of Philosophy of Technology" - Draft 2
undated
13/4
"Outline of Philosophy of Technology" - Three Versions, Typescripts
undated
14/1
Philosophy of Technology - First Version, Part 1
1976
14/2
Philosophy of Technology - First Version, Part 2a
1976
14/3
Philosophy of Technology - First Version, Part 2b
1976
14/4
Philosophy of Technology - First Version, Part 3a
1976
14/5
Philosophy of Technology - First Version, Part 3b
1976
14/6
Philosophy of Technology - First Version, Notes
1976
15/1
Philosophy of Technology - First Complete Typescript, Part 1
undated
15/2
Philosophy of Technology - First Complete Typescript, Part 2
undated
15/3
Philosophy of Technology - First Complete Typescript, Part 3
undated
15/4
Philosophy of Technology - Second Complete Typescript w/Additions, Part 1
undated
15/5
Philosophy of Technology - Second Complete Typescript w/Additions, Part 2
undated
16/1
Philosophy of Technology - Second Complete Typescript w/Additions, Part 3
undated
16/2
Philosophy of Technology - Third Complete Typescript, Part 1
undated
16/3
Philosophy of Technology - Third Complete Typescript, Part 2
undated
16/4
Philosophy of Technology - Third Complete Typescript, Part 3
undated
17/1
Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life - Edited Manuscript, Part 1
circa 1983
17/2
Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life - Edited Manuscript, Part 2
circa 1983
17/3
Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life - Edited Manuscript, Part 3
circa 1983
17/4
Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life - Index Copy With Late Corrections, Part 1
circa 1984
17/5
Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life - Index Copy With Late Corrections, Part 2
circa 1984
18/1
"The Question of Heidegger and Technology" - Manuscript 1 Incomplete
circa 1985
18/2
"The Question of Heidegger and Technology" - Manuscript 2
circa 1985
18/3
"The Question of Heidegger and Technology" - Assorted Manuscript Sections
circa 1985
18/4
"The Question of Heidegger and Technology" - Assorted Manuscript Sections
circa 1985
19/1
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Abstract
1988
19/2
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript of Philadelphia Version
1988
19/3
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Two Later Drafts
1988
19/4
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Early Outlines and a note on Method
1991
19/5
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 1, Part 1
1990
19/6
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 1, Part 2
1990
19/7
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 1, Part 3
1990
19/8
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 1, Part 4
1990
19/9
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 1, Part 5
1990
20/1
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 2, Part 1
1990
20/2
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 2, Part 2
1990
20/3
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 3a - Borgmann edits, Part 1
1991
20/4
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 3a - Borgmann edits, Part 2
1991
20/5
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 3b - C. Mitcham edits, Part 1
1991
20/6
"Beyond Sullenness and Hyperactivity" - Manuscript 3b - C. Mitcham edits, Part 2
1991
21/1
Crossing the Postmodern Divide, Penultimate Manuscript, Editor's Notes, Part 1
1991
21/2
Crossing the Postmodern Divide, Penultimate Manuscript, Editor's Notes, Part 2
1991
22/1
Crossing the Postmodern Divide, Master Manuscript
1992
23/1
"Texts and Things" - Bozeman Version
1987
23/2
"Texts and Things" - Notes for Pittsburgh Lecture
1987
23/3
"Texts and Things" - Essay, Part 1 - Outlines and Summaries
1987
23/4
"Texts and Things" - Essay, Part 2 - Draft 1
1987
23/5
"Texts and Things" - Essay, Part 3 - Draft 2
1987
23/6
"Texts and Things" - Essay, Part 4 - Typescript with Additions
1987
24/1
Holding on to Reality, Outlines and Notes, Part 1
1987, 1991, 1994, 1997
24/2
Holding on to Reality, Outlines and Notes, Part 2
1991-1996
24/3
Holding on to Reality, Outlines and Notes, Part 3
1991-1996
24/4
Notes on W. Mitchell, City of Bits
circa 1995
24/5
Notes on Devlin, Logic and Information
circa 1992
24/6
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Paralipomena to Manuscript 1 and 2, Part 1
1991-1995
24/7
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Paralipomena to Manuscript 1 and 2, Part 2
1991-1995
25/1
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 1, Part 1
1992-1994
25/2
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 1, Part 2
1992-1994
25/3
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 1, Part 3
1992-1994
25/4
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 2, Part 1
1994-1995
25/5
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 2, Part 2
1994-1995
25/6
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 2, Part 3
1994-1995
25/7
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 2, Part 4
1994-1995
26/1
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 3, Part 1
1996-1997
26/2
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 3, Part 2
1996-1997
26/3
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 3, Part 3
1996-1997
26/4
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 3, Part 4
1996-1997
26/5
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Manuscript 3, Part 5
1996-1997
27/1
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Early Transcript, Part 1
circa 1997
27/2
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Early Transcript, Part 2
circa 1997
27/3
Holding on to Reality, Typing and Layout Instruction Notes
1997
27/4
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Major Revision, Part 1
circa 1997
27/5
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Major Revision, Part 2
circa 1997
27/6
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Major Revision, Part 3
circa 1997
27/7
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Major Revision, Part 4
circa 1997
28/1
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Typed Chapter Drafts with Edits, Part 1
undated
28/2
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Typed Chapter Drafts with Edits, Part 2
undated
28/3
Holding on to Reality, "Information and Reality" - Typed Chapter Drafts with Edits, Part 3
undated
29/1
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Minor Revision, Part 1
1997
29/2
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Minor Revision, Part 2
1997
29/3
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Minor Revision, Part 1
1998
29/4
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Minor Revision, Part 2
1998
30/1
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things": Introduction - Chapter 5
circa 1998
30/2
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things": Chapters 6 - 12
circa 1998
30/3
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things": Chapters 12 - 15
circa 1998
30/4
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things": Conclusion
circa 1998
30/5
Holding on to Reality: Introduction - Chapter 10
1999
30/6
Holding on to Reality: Chapter 11 - End
1999
30/7
Holding on to Reality: Introduction - Chapter 10 (with minor editor notes in green)
1999
30/8
Holding on to Reality: Chapter 11 - End (with minor editor notes in green)
1999
31/1
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Manuscript with Editors Notes, Part 1
circa 1998
31/2
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Manuscript with Editors Notes, Part 2
circa 1998
31/3
Holding on to Reality, "Signs and Things" - Manuscript with Editors Notes, Part 3
circa 1998
31/4
Holding on to Reality - Master Set Manuscript with Edits, Part 1
circa 1998
31/5
Holding on to Reality - Master Set Manuscript with Edits, Part 2
circa 1998
Subseries 2: Books - 2021 Addition
0.8 linear feet
2000-2006
Box/Folder
52 / 1
Real American Ethics - Draft Introduction
2000
52 / 2
Real American Ethics - Part Two Edits
Folder 1 of 3
2001
52 / 3
Real American Ethics - Part Two Edits
Folder 2 of 3
2001
52 / 4
Real American Ethics - Part Two Edits
Folder 3 of 3
2001
52 / 5
Real American Ethics - Early Version of Part One
Folder 1 of 2
2001-2003
52 / 6
Real American Ethics - Early Version of Part One
Folder 2 of 2
2001-2003
52 / 7
Real American Ethics - Edits to Introduction
2002
52 / 8
Real American Ethics - Part Two Edits and Updates
Folder 1 of 2
2004
52 / 9
Real American Ethics - Part Two Edits and Updates
Folder 2 of 2
2004
53 / 1
Real American Ethics - Notes for Manuscript
Folder 1 of 2
2004
53 / 2
Real American Ethics - Notes for Manuscript
Folder 1 of 2
2004
53 / 3
Real American Ethics - Edited Typescript of Part Two
2004
53 / 4
Real American Ethics - Outline
2004
53 / 5
Real American Ethics - Part One Updates
Folder 1 of 2
2004
53 / 6
Real American Ethics - Part One Updates
Folder 2 of 2
2004
53 / 7
Real American Ethics - Chapter One Edits
2004
53 / 8
Real American Ethics - Part Three Edits
Folder 1 of 2
Undated
53 / 9
Real American Ethics - Part Three Edits
Folder 2 of 2
Undated
53 / 10
Real American Ethics - Correspondence and Sundries
2004-2006
53 / 11
Real American Ethics - Updated Introduction
2005
53 / 12
Real American Ethics - Correspondence
2006
53 / 13
Real American Ethics - Revisions of and Additions to the 2004 Typescript
2006

Series III:  Other Writings, circa 1968-2019Return to Top

2.2 linear feet

This series has been divided in to three subseries. Subseries 1 holds materials donated in 2016. The bulk of this series contains essays of unknown publication. There are also sundry short writings, including reviews, notes on various topics, and writings for University of Montana presentations. Borgmann may have used some of these notes for giving class lectures (lecture notes with obvious indication are housed in the Lecture Notes series). Materials donated in 2018 were added to this series under subseries 2, and materials donated in 2021 are in the third subseries.

Subseries are arranged by date and then alphabetically when undated. Borgmann’s titles have mostly been preserved and used to designate folder titles. Otherwise folders have been given a summary title. Distinct notes or writings that Borgmann donated together have been foldered together or organized together to indicate relationship.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: 2016 Addition
1.8 linear feet
1979-2015
Box/Folder
32/1
"Formal and Substantive Considerations of Freedom and Determinism"
circa 1979
32/2
"Work as a Means and as an End"
1980
32/3
"Recent Work on Heidegger and Technology"
circa 1983?
32/4
"Introduction to Perspectives on the Environment"
1984
32/5
"The Ethical and Human Values Component in the General Education Program of the University of Montana"
1985
32/6
"Human Intelligence" - Draft
circa 1985-1987
32/7
"Human Intelligence" - Notes and Outlines
circa 1985-1987
33/1
"Contemporary Culture and Death" - Abstract and Two Drafts
1986
33/2
Anonymous Paper Review - "Appropriate Technologies and Inappropriate Politics"
1986
33/3
Memo - "Replacement Position" - Feminist Philosopher
1987
33/4
Transcription and Draft of Borgmann Lecture - "Technik und Frauenbewegung"
1987
33/5
Report on Manuscript of W.R. Arney's Experts and Expertise in the New Age
1988
33/6
Translation of Heidegger's "Encounters with Ortega and Gasset"
1988
33/7
Notes on Simpson and Zimmerman
1989
33/8
Memo - "The University's Research Strategy"
1991
33/9
"Public Space and Public Policy" - Draft 1
1992
33/10
"Public Space and Public Policy" - Draft 2
1999
33/11
"The Canon Under Fire"
1992
33/12
"Teaching and Leading the Good Life"
1992
33/13
"The Reach of Heidegger's Thought"
1992
33/14
Report - "Scholarly Productivity at the University of Montana"
circa 1992
33/15
"The Second Closing of the Frontier" - Introduction and Lecture Series Schedule
1993
33/16
Reinhold Schneider Poem Translation
1993
33/17
Notes on "Realitaet und Hyperrealitaet"
1993
33/18
"Technology as a Cultural Force"
1993
33/19
"The Dawn of the Postmodern Era"
1993
33/20
Review of the Cambridge Companion to Heidegger
circa 1994
33/21
Review of L. Simpson, "Technology, Time, and the Conversations of Modernity"
1995
34/1
"How Much Information?"
1995
34/2
"The Promise of Information at the Turn of the Millennium"
This essay is likely related to Borgmann's 1994 publication, "Information and Reality at the Turn of the Century".
1996
34/3
"Information and Mobility"
1997
34/4
Report on Gyorgy Scrinis' Thesis
1998
34/5
"Consumption, Community, Celebration" - for conference: Congress for the New Urbanism VII
1999
34/6
"Learning at a Distance"
2000
34/7
"Technology and the Crisis of Humanity"
2000
34/8
"Democratic Technology" - Review on Feenberg's Questioning Technology
2000
34/9
Review of H. Gardner, "Good Work"
circa 2001
34/10
"Report of the Task Force on General Education"
2002
34/11
"Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - Promise and Peril" - Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Lecture
2002
34/12
"Feenberg and the Reform of Technology"
2002
34/13
"Material Culture"
2003
34/14
"Technology and the Pursuit of Happiness"
2005
34/15
"Orientation in the Twenty-First Century"
circa 2006
34/16
"The Rise and Fall of Moral Cosmology" - Draft 1
2006
34/17
"The Rise and Fall of Moral Cosmology" - Draft 2
2007-2008
35/1
"The Regions of Philosophy"
2007
35/2
"Enlightenment and Disenchantment"
2008
35/3
"Background Conditions" - a revision of "Enlightenment and Disenchantment"
2015
35/4
"Politics and the Pursuit of Excellence" for University of Montana President's Lecture on March 16, 2009
2009
35/5
Preface to "Virtual Communities" by Felicia Wu Song
2009
35/6
"Reason - Its Role and its Limits"
2010
35/7
"The Other Questions about the iPad"
2010
35/8
"The Future of Higher Education" - for the University of Montana Symposium on May 10, 2010
2010
35/9
Outlines for papers not yet identified
2010-2011
35/10
"How I Happened on Technology as a Philosophical Topic"
2011
35/11
"The Culture of the Table"
2011
35/12
"Reading Contemporary Culture: The Challenge of Technological Literacy"
2014
35/13
"Ethics Within Physics"
2014-2015
35/14
Anonymous Paper Review - "AT from a Praxical Perspective"
undated
35/15
Anonymous Review - "Impact of Personal Information Technologies"
undated
35/16
Anonymous Review - J. Caiazza's "Modern Science and the Origins of Our Political Discontent"
undated
35/17
"Demokratie und Technik in Amerika"
undated
35/18
"Die Philosophie der Technik und die Politik"
undated
35/19
"Christianity and Technology: Philosophical Reflections" - Notes on Power Failure
undated
35/20
"The Consideration of Significance"
undated
35/21
"The Courage to Abide"
undated
36/1
"Freedom and Predictability"
undated
36/2
"Freedom and Predictability" - Notes, Outlines, Paralipomena
36/3
"The Humanities and the Environment"
undated
36/4
"Leibhaftige und Uebermittelte Sprache" ("Bodily and Transmitted Language")
undated
36/5
"Lifestyle: Why Change?"
undated
36/6
"Montana in Transition"
undated
36/7
"Montana: The Crucible - Remarks on Liberalism and the Good Life"
undated
36/8
Notes on "The Brain in Vitro"
undated
36/9
Notes on "The Depth of Man"
undated
36/10
Notes on P.T. Landsberg
undated
36/11
Notes on Rorty and Realism - "Ponderosas and Procedures"
undated
36/12
"The Ontological Status of the Mind-Body Problem"
undated
36/13
"Philosophy and Technology"
undated
36/14
Reading Report - P. Schmidt, "The Aesthetics of Existing"
undated
36/15
Review/Blurb for new edition of H. Bugbee's "The Inward Morning"
undated
36/16
"The Substantive Ingredients in the Landsberg and Evans Setting"
undated
36/17
"What is the Standard of Living?"
undated
36/18
"Where are the People?" - Response to William Bryan Jr.
undated
Subseries 2: 2018 Addition
0.2 linear feet
circa 1968-2016
Box/Folder
43/1
"The Origin of Language and Reality"
circa 1968
43/2
"Der Herr Roedelberger in Urberg im Schwarzwald"
1983
43/3
"What does the Darwinian Algorithm Explain?" - Notes
circa 1996
43/4
"The Moral Order" and "Outline: Beyond Focal Things and Practices" - Notes
circa 2000
43/5
"The Regions of Philosophy"
2007
43/6
"Cultural Issues" - Notes
circa 2016
43/7
"Concluding Remarks on Heidegger and Technology"
undated
43/8
Concluding Remarks on Language and Reality
undated
43/9
"Contra Memes" - Notes
undated
43/10
"Device Paradigm Answers to Heidegger's Framework Questions?" - Notes
undated
43/11
"Dimensions of Philosophy" - Abstract
undated
43/12
Heraclitus and Language - Notes
undated
43/13
"Inhabiting the World" - Notes
undated
43/14
"Introductory Remarks to Tribe" - Notes
undated
43/15
"Marx and Economic and Moral Commodification" - Notes
undated
43/16
Moral Underdetermination - Notes
undated
43/17
Notes on Biblical texts, "Canon," and "Religion"
undated
43/18
Notes on Celebration and Community
undated
43/19
"Notes on Moral Realism"
undated
43/20
Notes on Philosophy of Language: Semantic Theory and Limits of Textuality
undated
43/21
"Remarks on Rorty's 'Metaphilosophical Difficulties of Linguistic Philosophy'"
undated
43/22
"Semantic, Disclosive Deictic Explanation" and "Dennett on Naturalizing Ethics"
undated
43/23
"Technology and Excellence" - Notes
undated
43/24
"The Fourfold and Technology"
undated
43/25
"The Government's Roles in Shaping the Common Quality of Life" - Notes
undated
43/26
"The Principles of Evolution" - Notes
undated
43/27
"The Problem of Agency and Democratizing Technology" and "Technology and Ecology"
undated
43/28
"The Support of Comprehensive Energy Planning"
undated
43/29
"The Thing and Technology"
undated
43/30
Views of Science and Technology - Notes
undated
Subseries 3: 2021 Addition
0.2 linear feet
1991-2019
Box/Folder
54 / 1
Albert Borgmann Philosophical Reflections
Pagination Fragmented
Undated
54 / 2
Parables and Random Notes by Borgmann
1991
54 / 3
Essay Notes - "…Or Is The Question"
Folder 1 of 2
2006
54 / 4
Essay Notes - "…Or Is The Question"
Folder 2 of 2
2006
54 / 5
Essay Notes and Draft - "Information and Integrity"
2007
54 / 6
Essay Notes and Draft - "Does The Crisis of Global Warming Require a Spiritual Solution?"
2008
54 / 7
Essay Notes and Draft - "The Growth of Information and The Texture of Reality"
Folder 1 of 2
2008
54 / 8
Essay Notes and Draft - "The Growth of Information and The Texture of Reality"
Folder 2 of 2
2008
54 / 9
Essay Notes and Draft - "Traditional Culture and Global Commodification"
Folder 1 of 2
2008
54 / 10
Essay Notes and Draft - "Traditional Culture and Global Commodification"
Folder 2 of 2
2008
54 / 11
Essay Draft and Notes - "The Challenge of Consumption from Chronicles to Theory"
2009
54 / 12
Lecture Notes - "Imagining Evil"
2009
54 / 13
Essay Notes and Draft - "What Should I know?"
2010
54 / 14
Lecture Notes - "Sherman Symposium on Campus"
2010
54 / 15
Lecture Notes - "Sermon on Darwin Holy Spirit"
2011
54 / 16
Lecture Notes - "The Challenge of Technology to Christianity"
2011
54 / 17
Lecture Notes - "Occupy Wall Street and Inequality"
2011
54 / 18
Essay Notes and Drafts-"What Should I Know? Substantive Knowledge as a Necessary Condition of Citizenship and The Good Life"
2011
54 / 19
Lecture Notes - "Can Artificial Intelligence Stand In for Human Intelligence? It's a Moral Question"
2012
54 / 20
Lecture Notes - "What's Good in the Good Society?"
2012
54 / 21
Lecture Notes - "Environmental Ethics and Climate Change"
2012
54 / 22
Essay Notes and Draft - "What is Technological Literacy"
2012
54 / 23
Lecture Notes - "Abortion and the Affirmation of Life"
2013
54 / 24
Lecture Notes - "Chemistry and Ethics"
2013
54 / 25
Lecture Notes - "Sacred Spaces Within Cyberspace"
2014
54 / 26
Essay Notes and Drafts - "Being in the Anthropocene: World Appreciation in the Age of Global Warming"
2015
54 / 27
Essay Notes and Draft - "Justice and Technology"
2016
54 / 28
Commencement Speech
2019

Series IV:  Correspondence, 1951-2013Return to Top

4.2 linear feet

This series contains personal, professional, and familial letters that Albert Borgmann received and sent. Subseries 1 makes up the bulk of the series and includes professional and personal correspondence. Subseries 2 includes letters written in German by Borgmann to his parents and family members. Letters to Borgmann's parents from Albert Borgmann's spouse, Nancy Jo (Quasthoff) Borgmann, are also included. Related family correspondence is contained in the Nancy Borgmann Papers, Mss. 903.

The majority of the letters are separated into folders either by topic (e.g., professional correspondence concerning a particular book publication) or by individual correspondent. All other letters are collected chronologically, with related letters foldered or organized together.

Access to materials in Subseries 2 and Subseries 4 are restricted. Contact archivist for details.

In Subseries 1 and 2, letters received as part of the 2018 donation are listed after letters received in 2016. Subseries 3 and 4 were added in 2021.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Professional and Personal Correspondence
1.0 linear feet
1964-1995
Box/Folder
37/1
Timelines for Book Publications
1981-1991
37/2
Letters Concerning Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life (TCCL) - Publication Letters, Part 1
1980-1983
37/3
Letters Concerning TCCL - Publication Letters, Part 2
1984-1993
37/4
Reviews of TCCL
1984-1990
37/5
Letters Concerning TCCL - Correspondence with Readers
1985-1988
37/6
Letters Concerning Crossing the Postmodern Divide (CPD) - First Publication, Professional Correspondence
1990-1992
37/7
Letters Concerning CPD - Paperback
1992
37/8
Letters Concerning CPD - Reviews and Ads
1992-1993
37/9
Letters Concerning CPD - Translation Possibilities
1992-1995
37/10
Miscellaneous Correspondence (Letters Concerning Publication of Philosophy of Language), Part 1
1964-1968
37/11
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Part 2
1969-1975
38/1
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Part 3 (including a few later letters connected to ongoing correspondence)
1976-1979
38/2
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Part 4 (including a few later letters connected to ongoing correspondence)
1980-1987
38/3
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Part 5
1988-1991
38/4
Miscellaneous Correspondence - after 1991
1991-1993
38/5
Specific Correspondence - Gerald F. Kreyche
1966-1990
38/6
Specific Correspondence - Barry
1967-1983
38/7
Specific Correspondence - John
1970-1974
38/8
Specific Correspondence - William (Bill) Thomas "Tael"
1970-1985
38/9
Specific Correspondence - Bob K
1973-1976
38/10
Specific Correspondence - Max Baucus
1975-1985
38/11
Specific Correspondence - Will Griffis
1975-1980
38/12
Specific Correspondence - Carl Mitcham
1976-1987
38/13
Specific Correspondence - David Clarke
circa 1978-1985
38/14
Specific Correspondence - David Strong
1981-1991
38/15
Specific Correspondence - Eric Higgs
1987-1991
38/16
MacArthur Fellowship Nomination Letters - Charles Taylor, Mark O'Connor
undated
43/31
Letters concerning teaching appointment at Idaho
1964
43/32
Letters concerning teaching appointment at DePaul - Gerald F. Kreysche
1964-1965
43/33
Letters concerning teaching appointment at Colorado, Boulder
1964-1968
43/34
Letters concerning materials to potential employers - Urbana, Illinois
1965-1969
43/35
Letters concerning teaching appointment at Hawaii - Winfield Nagley, others
1966-1967
43/36
Letters concerning Heidegger Symposium and subsequent publication
1966-1968
43/37
Letters concerning teaching appointment at Vermont - William Beckett, David Sobers
1966-1969
43/38
Letters concerning teaching appointment at New Hampshire
1967
43/39
Letters concerning teaching appointment at Colorado College
1968
43/40
Letters concerning teaching appointment at Green Bay - J. Stanley Yake, Richard Frontera
1969
43/41
Letters concerning teaching position at City College, New York - Julius Elias
1969
43/42
Letters from students
circa 2014
43/43
Specific correspondence - Calvin Schrag
1966-1968
43/44
Specific correspondence - Harry Haile
1966-1967
43/45
Specific correspondence - L. H. Hackstaff
1967
43/46
Specific correspondence - Max Mueller
1968
43/47
Specific correspondence - Chung-ying Cheng
1968-1969
43/48
Specific correspondence - Jannis Kallinikos
2007
43/49
Specific correspondence - Daniel Kemmis
2014
43/50
Specific correspondence - Kelly
2014
43/51
Specific correspondence - Dave Friedrich
2014
43/52
Specific correspondence - Andrea Gammon
2014
43/53
Specific correspondence - Linda
2016
43/54
Specific correspondence - Gordon "Corky" Brittan
2017
Subseries 2: Family Correspondence
0.4 linear feet
The Family Correspondence subseries, Subseries 2, is restricted. Contact the Archives for information.
1951-2000
Box/Folder
51/1
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1951-1957
51/2
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1959
51/3
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1960
51/4
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1961
51/5
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1962-1963
51/6
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1964-1965
51/7
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1966-1967
51/8
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1968-1969
51/9
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1970-1974
51/10
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1975-1978
51/11
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1979-1981
51/12
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1982-1983
51/13
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
1984-2000
51/14
Albert's letters to Albert's parents
undated, circa 1955-1961?
51/15
Albert's letters to Albert's brother Rainer and to Albert's extended family
1959
51/16
Nancy's letters to Albert's parents
1962-1976
51/17
Drawings and writings to Albert's parents from Albert and Nancy's daughters
circa 1967-?
51/18
Letters to Albert's parents from Nancy's parents
1968-circa 1975?
51/19
Albert's letter to daughter Andrea
1984
Subseries 3: Correspondence - 2021 addition
2.4 linear feet
1967-2013
Box/Folder
55 / 1
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Some Correspondence are in German
1969-1980
55 / 2
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1980-1990
55 / 3
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1990
55 / 4
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1991
55 / 5
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1992
55 / 6
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1992
55 / 7
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1993
55 / 8
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1993
55 / 9
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1994
55 / 10
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1994
55 / 11
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1995
55 / 12
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1995
55 / 13
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1996
55 / 14
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1997
55 / 15
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1998
55 / 16
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1999
56 / 1
Miscellaneous Correspondence
2000-2002
56 / 2
Information and Correspondence related to the annual Henry Bugbee Lectures
1989-2001
56 / 3
Miscellaneous Correspondence
2003-2006
56 / 4
Miscellaneous Correspondence
2007-2013
56 / 5
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Undated Material
56 / 6
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Undated Material
57 / 1
Specific Correspondence - Kirby
1971-1972
57 / 2
Specific Correspondence - Manfred Stanley
1979-1989
57 / 3
Specific Correspondence - Steve Murray
1987-1989
57 / 4
Specific Correspondence - Michael Zimmerman
1991
57 / 5
Specific Correspondence - Nick Pazeric
1991-1992
57 / 6
Specific Correspondence - David Toole
1992
57 / 7
Specific Correspondence - Eduardo Sabrovsky
1992
57 / 8
Specific Correspondence - David Strongs Manuscript
1991-1993
57 / 9
Specific Correspondence - Larry
1986-1994
57 / 10
Specific Correspondence - Ira and Ms. Horibe
1994
57 / 11
Specific Correspondence - Michael Harper
1994
58 / 1
Specific Correspondence - Andrew Light
1993-1995
58 / 2
Specific Correspondence - Frank Behr
1989-1995
58 / 3
Specific Correspondence - Ken Ming
1992-1996
58 / 4
Specific Correspondence - Carl Mitcham
1992-1996
58 / 5
Specific Correspondence - Don Ihde
1991-1997
58 / 6
Specific Correspondence - Corky
1992-2000
58 / 7
Specific Correspondence - Eric Higgs
1991-2001
58 / 8
Specific Correspondence - Energy Planning
2002
58 / 9
Specific Correspondence - Dr. Meng
1992-2004
59 / 1
Correspondence related to the publication of "The Philosophy of Language"
1967-1972
59 / 2
Correspondence related to "The Philosophy of Language"
1972-1986
59 / 3
"Holding on to Reality" Correspondence
Folder 1 of 3
2002
59 / 4
"Holding on to Reality" Correspondence
Folder 2 of 3
2002
59 / 5
"Holding on to Reality" Correspondence
Folder 3 of 3
2002
Subseries 4: Student and Faculty Recommendations
0.4 linear feet
Access to materials in Subseries 4 is restricted. Contact the Archives for information.
1968-2003
Box/Folder
60 / 1
Student Recommendations
1968
60 / 2
Student Recommendations
1969
60 / 3
Student Recommendations
1970
60 / 4
Student Recommendations
1971
60 / 5
Student Recommendations
1972
60 / 6
Faculty Recommendations
1971-1999
60 / 7
Student Recommendations
1973
60 / 8
Student Recommendations
1974
60 / 9
Student Recommendations
1975
60 / 10
Student Recommendations
1976
60 / 11
Student Recommendations
1977
60 / 12
Student Recommendations
1978
60 / 13
Student Recommendations
1979
60 / 14
Student Recommendations
1980
60 / 15
Student Recommendations
1981
60 / 16
Student Recommendations
1982
60 / 17
Student Recommendations
1983
60 / 18
Student Recommendations
1984
60 / 19
Student Recommendations
1985
60 / 20
Student Recommendations
1986
60 / 21
Student Recommendations
1987
60 / 22
Student Recommendations
1988
60 / 23
Student Recommendations
1989
60 / 24
Student Recommendations
1990
60 / 25
Student Recommendations
1991
60 / 26
Student Recommendations
1992
60 / 27
Student Recommendations
1993
60 / 28
Student Recommendations
1994
60 / 29
Student Recommendations
1995
60 / 30
Faculty Recommendations
1995-2001
60 / 31
Student Recommendations
1996
60 / 32
Student Recommendations
1997
60 / 33
Student Recommendations
1998
60 / 34
Student Recommendations
1999
60 / 35
Student Recommendations
2000
60 / 36
Student Recommendations
2001
60 / 37
Student Recommendations
2002
60 / 38
Student Recommendations
2003

Series V:  Calendars, 1957-2016Return to Top

1.6 linear feet

This series contains Albert Borgmann’s daily calendars.

This series is arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
39/1
Calendars
1957-1959
39/2
Calendars
1960-1962
39/3
Calendars
1963-1965
39/4
Calendars
1966-1969
39/5
Calendars
1970, 1972-1974
39/6
Calendars
1975-1977, 1979
39/7
Calendars
1980-1983
39/8
Calendars
1984, 1986
40/1
Calendars
1987-1989
40/2
Calendars
1990-1992
40/3
Calendars
1993-1995
40/4
Calendars
1996-1998
41/1
Calendars
1999-2001
41/2
Calendars
2002-2004
41/3
Calendars
2005-2007
41/4
Calendars
2008
41/5
Calendars
2009-2010
42/1
Semester Calendars
2005-2013
42/2
Calendars
2011-2013
42/3
Calendars
2011-2012
42/4
Calendars
2014-2015
42/5
Calendars
2014-2015
42/6
Calendar
2016

Series VI:  Syllabi and Lecture Notes, 1966-2020Return to Top

1.5 linear feet

This series includes materials related to Borgmann's teaching. Such materials include early course proposals, a collection of Borgmann's course syllabi (which is not inclusive of all Borgmann's taught courses), and notes that Borgmann used to teach courses. He would bring these notes to class and would sometimes use the same notes for several class periods or for different courses. The current arrangement of lecture notes was preserved from Borgmann's donation of these materials.

Syllabi are organized by date and then by subject. Some loose syllabi may correspond with dated lecture notes housed in the series, and some syllabi may be found in the lecture notes (preserved from Borgmann's arrangement). Lecture notes make up the bulk of the series and are organized first by date, then by subject. Undated lecture notes follow, arranged alphabetically. When lecture notes were not clearly assigned a title by Borgmann, a summary title has been given to the folder. Materials for Dr. Borgmann's Winter Quarter 1979 course about Henry Bugbee's bookThe Inward Morning were received in 2020 and placed at the end of Subseries 1. Materials received in 2021 were placed in Subseries 2.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Syllabi and Lecture Notes
0.9 linear feet
1966-2020
Box/Folder
43/55
Course proposals
1966-1967
43/56
Course syllabi
1974-2017
43/57
"Political Ethics" course description
1988
44/1
Philosophy of Language
1967
44/2
Introduction to the Humanities
1971
44/3
Colloquium
1978
44/4
Introduction and Concluding Remarks to the Philosophy of Language
1980
44/5
Concluding Remarks to Technology and Environmental Concern
1980
44/6
Summary of Technology
1980
44/7
"Focal Concerns and Language" and Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
1987
44/8
Notes on Quine
1987
44/9
Philosophy of Technology
1988
44/10
Introduction to Political Ethics
1992
44/11
Introduction to Philosophy of Language
1995
44/12
Introduction to Ethics, Ethics at the End of History
1997-1998
44/13
The Rigor and Richness of Language
1998
44/14
Contemporary Ethical Theory, Introduction
1999
44/15
Philosophy and Daily Life
circa 2000
44/16
Contemporary Ethics and the Pursuit of Excellence
2001
44/17
"Day of Dialogue: We" and "From Equality to Excellence"
2001
44/18
Introduction to Ethics
2002
44/19
Ethics: The Great Traditions
2002-2003
44/20
Introduction to Business and Ethics
2002-2007
44/21
Ethics
2003
44/22
Class notes for Ethics: Great Traditions, prepared by Dean Ritz
2003
44/23
The Pursuit of Happiness
2004
44/24
Ethics: The Pursuit of Happiness
2004
44/25
Evolutionary Theory and the Natural Environment
2005
44/26
Introduction to Ethics
2005-2006
44/27
Introduction to Ethics and Evolution, Explanation on Evolutionary Theory and Psychology
2006
44/28
Evolution and Ethics
2006
44/29
Introduction to American Ethics and Culture
2007
44/30
Accounting as a Profession
circa 2007
44/31
Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
2008
44/32
Toy Generative and Transformational Grammar, Topics for Exam in Philosophy of Language
2008
44/33
Philosophy of Technology
2008
44/34
Udo Fluck's Business Ethics
2008-2010
44/35
Introduction to Science, Technology, and Culture
2009
44/36
Introduction to Political Ethics
2009
44/37
Introduction to Ethics: The Pursuit of Happiness
2009
44/38
Introduction to Ethics
2009
44/39
Introduction to Technology, Space, and Culture
2009
44/40
Introduction to Analytic Philosophy and the Philosophy of Language
2010
44/41
Introduction to Political Ethics
2010
44/42
The Duty to Understand Science and Technology
2011
44/43
Introduction to Ethics: The Pursuit of Happiness
2011
44/44
Justice and the Good Society
2011
44/45
Introduction to Political Ethics
2012
44/46
Introduction to the Introduction to Ethics
2012
44/47
Technology as the Backdrop of the Good Life
2012
44/48
Introduction to Ethics
2013
44/49
Introduction to Ethics: Conduct and Context of the Good Life
2013
44/50
"Summary" notes
2013
44/51
Introduction to the World of Science and the World of Technology
2014
44/52
Introduction to Ethics: The Conduct and the Context of the Good Life
2015
44/53
Introduction to Science, Technology, and Culture
2016
45/1
American Political and Social Norms
undated
45/2
Art as a Moment of Being
undated
45/3
"Commodification" and "Technology and Agency"
undated
45/4
Conclusion to the Introduction to Political Ethics
undated
45/5
Contemporary Ethics, Summary and Conclusion
undated
45/6
Cosmology and Daily Life
undated
45/7
Concluding Remarks on Humboldt
undated
45/8
Daily Life and the Good Life
undated
45/9
Device Paradigm
undated
45/10
Dignity and Excellence
undated
45/11
Ethics and Rights of the Natural Environment
undated
45/12
Ethics and Technology (Heidegger)
undated
45/13
Explanation and Finality
undated
45/14
Extension of the Device Paradigm: Commodification and Consumption
undated
45/15
Justice in the Distribution of Income and Wealth
undated
45/16
Introduction to Consumption and Satisfaction (with paper topics)
undated
45/17
Intro to Ethics
undated
45/18
Introduction to Philosophy
undated
45/19
Introduction to Philosophy
undated
45/20
Introduction to Philosophy
undated
45/21
Introduction to Philosophy
undated
45/22
Introduction to Philosophy: Technology and Environmental Concern
undated
45/23
Introduction to Philosophy: "Technology and Happiness" and "Concluding Remarks"
undated
45/24
Introduction to Political Ethics
undated
45/25
Introduction to Political Ethics
undated
45/26
Introduction to Scientific Procedure and Ethical Orientation
undated
45/27
Introduction to the Great Philosophers
undated
45/28
Introduction to the Introduction to Philosophy
undated
45/29
Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
undated
45/30
Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
undated
45/31
Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
undated
45/32
Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
undated
45/33
Introduction to the Philosophy of Technology
undated
45/34
Introduction to Utilitarianism
undated
45/35
Material Culture
undated
45/36
Philosophy and Daily Life
undated
45/37
Philosophy of Language: course goals and Plato
undated
45/38
Philosophy of Science and Culture: Technology and Information
undated
45/39
Philosophy of Technology
undated
45/40
"Plato and Aristotle on Virtue" and Ethics Conclusion
undated
45/41
Political Reform
undated
45/42
Postmodernism and the Explanation of Technology
undated
45/43
Prosperity: Business and Ethics
undated
45/44
Rachels, "Cultural Relativism"
undated
45/45
"Reason and Emotion, Context and Conduct" and "Moral Foundations"
undated
45/46
Reform of Technology
undated
45/47
Remarks on OLP and Concluding Remarks to the Linguistic Turn, Remarks on JLP
undated
45/48
Taylor, Turner, Wuthnow
undated
45/49
Technology and the Good Life
undated
45/50
The American Philosopher
undated
45/51
The Ordinary and the Extraordinary
undated
45/52
The Political Ethics of Prosperity
undated
45/53
The Revolutionary Figures of the Modern Era
undated
45/54
Theory, Practice, and Material Culture in Contemporary Ethics
undated
45/55
Theory, Practice, and Material Culture in Taylor's EA
undated
45/56
Topics for the 2nd Test
undated
45/57
Problems in Philosophy: Henry Bugbee's Inward Morning
This folder contains mimeographed student notes from Dr. Borgmann's Winter Quarter 1979 course. Henry Bugbee was a participant in that course.
1979
45/58
Problems in Philosophy: Henry Bugbee's Inward Morning, edited student notes
This folder contains a transcription, edited by Dr. Borgmann, of student notes from his 1979 course "Problems in Philosophy: Henry Bugbee's Inward Morning".
2020
Subseries 2: Syllabi and Lecture Notes - 2021 addition
0.6
2007-2020
Box/Folder
61 / 1
Class Notes - Climate Change
2007 and 2019
61 / 2
Class Notes - Introduction to Heidegger and Contemporary Culture
Folder 1 of 2
2010
61 / 3
Class Notes - Introduction to Heidegger and Contemporary Culture
Folder 2 of 2
2010
61 / 4
Class Notes - Introduction to Heidegger
2014
61 / 5
Class Notes - Climate Change and Philosophy
2015
61 / 6
Class Notes - Introduction to Kant
2016
61 / 7
Class Notes - Introduction to the Welfare of Democracy
2017
61 / 8
Class Notes - Authenticity and the Meaning of Life
2017
61 / 9
Class Notes
2018
61 / 10
Class Notes - Philosophy of Technology
Folder 1 of 2
2018
61 / 11
Class Notes - Philosophy of Technology
Folder 2 of 2
2018
61 / 12
Notes Titled "From Everday Eiscourse to Math Conjunction, Disjunction, Boolean Algebra"
These notes fit the format of class notes
2018
61 / 13
Class Notes - Introduction to Heidegger and Contemporary Life
2019
61 / 14
Class Notes - Introduction to the Ethics of Climate Change
Folder 1 of 2
2019
61 / 15
Class Notes - Introduction to the Ethics of Climate Change
Folder 2 of 2
2019
62 / 1
Class Notes - Introduction to Henry Bugbee
2020
62 / 2
Class Notes
2020
62 / 3
Class Notes - Philosophy of Technology
Folder 1 of 2
2020
62 / 4
Class Notes - Philosophy of Technology
Folder 2 of 2
2020
62 / 5
Class Syllabi and Information
2010-2020
62 / 6
Class Notes - Abortion
undated
62 / 7
Fragmented Section of Notes
undated

Series VII:  Student Materials, 1952-1965Return to Top

1.3 linear feet

This series contains writings from Borgmann's time as a student. It includes workbooks and essays from his time as a pupil and as a university student in Germany, as well as from his graduate work in the United States.

Subseries 1 is organized by date, followed by undated materials. Workbook titles have been translated from the German when applicable, whereas original essay titles in German were retained.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Student Materials
0.5 linear feet
1952-1963
Box/Folder
46/1
German workbook
1952-1953
46/2
Greek workbook
1953-1954
46/3
German workbook
1954-1955
46/4
"Das Unrecht im Dritten Reich und seine Bewaeltigung"
circa 1956
46/5
German workbook
1955-1957
46/6
Art History notebook
circa 1957
46/7
German notebook
circa 1957-1960
46/8
Journal
1958
46/9
"Das Verhaeltnis zwischen Theorie und Praxis bei Schillers Dramen"
1958-1959
46/10
German Literature notebook
1958-1959
46/11
"Keats' Theoretical Idea of a Poet and of Poetry"
1958-1959
46/12
"Tieck: Der gestiefelte Kater, Kindermaerchen in drei Akten, mit Zwischenspielen, einem Prologue und Epiloge"
1958-1959
46/13
"Tieck: Leben und Tod der heiligen Genoveva, Ein Trauerspiel"
1958-1959
46/14
"Untersuchungen ueber den Aufbau fuenf moderner deutscher Romane"
1959
46/15
"William Faulkner: Spotted Horses"
1959
46/16
"Die Originalitaet Gottscheds in der Critischen Dichtkunst"
1959-1960
46/17
English Literature: Shakespeare notebook
1959-1960
46/18
History of Literature notebook
circa 1959-1961
47/1
"The Significance of the German Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus"
1959-1960
47/2
"Textual Analysis of 1 Henry VI"
1960
47/3
"The Quarto Copy for the Folio Text of Richard III"
1960
47/4
"Die Erzaehlerhaltung in Wielands Romanen"
1960-1961
47/5
"Lyndgate and the Tragic Flaw"
1960-1961
47/6
"Philologische Untersuchung des ersten Teils von Otlohs Gebet"
1960-1961
47/7
"Stilistischer Vergleich von Holz und Schlaf, Ein Tod, und Rilke, Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge"
1960-1961
47/8
"The Epic Qualities of Matthew Arnold's 'Sohrab and Rustum'"
1960-1961
47/9
"The Terms 'Time,' 'History,' and 'Providence' in Newman's Apologia"
1960-1961
47/10
"Point of View in Eliot's Poem 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'"
1961-1962
47/11
"Strukturanalyse von Hauptmanns Iphigenie in Aulis"
1961-1962
47/12
Letter to Professor Motekat
1962
47/13
"Ernst und Komik in 'The First Part of Henry IV'"
1962-1963
47/14
Writings on Gottfried Keller
undated
47/15
"Attractio Electiva: Naturzwang und Freiheit in Goethes 'Wahlverwandtschaften'"
undated
Subseries 2: Student Materials - 2021 addition
0.8 linear feet
circa 1950s-1965
Box/Folder
63 / 1
School Notebooks
circa 1950s
63 / 2
School Notebooks
circa 1950s
63 / 3
School Notebooks
circa 1950s
Box
OS 64 / 1
Diploma
Doktors der Philosophie. Ludwig Maxillians Universitat. München.
1964

Series VIII:  Text Notes, 1985/2019Return to Top

2.3 linear feet

This series contains notes that Borgmann made on texts by other philosophers and authors. These notes are primarily summaries and observations about the original texts, with Borgmann’s perspective scattered throughout. Often Borgmann reflected explicitly on the work at the end of his notes.

These text notes are largely undated and are arranged alphabetically by primary author upon whose work Borgmann comments. One undated notebook of notes is included at the end of the series that Borgmann had already internally alphabetically organized.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Text Notes
1.1 linear feet
2009 and undated
Box/Folder
47/16
Augustine, Matthew, and Paul; Augustine, Confessions
undated
47/17
Austin, "Performative-Constative"
undated
47/18
Berry, What are People For?
undated
47/19
Black, "Language and Reality"
undated
47/20
Bolter, Writing Space
undated
47/21
Boorstin, Democracy and Its Discontents
undated
47/22
Bucciarelli, Designing Engineers
undated
47/23
Buridan, Sophisms
undated
47/24
Camus, The Fall
undated
47/25
Carnap, "Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology"
undated
47/26
Cassirer, The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms
undated
47/27
Cavell, "Austin at Criticism"
undated
47/28
Chomsky, "Deep Structure, Surface Structure, and Semantic Interpretation"
undated
47/29
Chomsky, Language and Mind
undated
47/30
Chomsky, "Topics in the Theory of Generative Grammar"
undated
47/31
Copi, "Language Analysis and Metaphysical Inquiry," and Borgmann reply
undated
47/32
Dante, Inferno, Purgatorio
undated
47/33
Dennett, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and remarks on "Simplicity and Complexity"
undated
47/34
Donnellan, "Reference and Definite Descriptions"
undated
47/35
Dretske
undated
47/36
Ebbs
undated
48/1
Elshtain, Public Man, Private Woman
undated
48/2
Epstein, "In Defense of the Contract at Will"
undated
48/3
Frankena, Ethics
undated
48/4
Friedman
undated
48/5
Goethe, Faust
undated
48/6
Gold, A Comparative Case Study
undated
48/7
Grice, "Meaning"
undated
48/8
Harman, "Three Levels of Meaning"
undated
48/9
Haugeland, Artificial Intelligence
undated
48/10
Hegel
undated
48/11
Heidegger, Being and Time
undated
48/12
Heidegger
undated
48/13
Heilbroner, and Remarks
undated
48/14
Herder, Abhandlung ueber den Ursprung der Sprache
undated
48/15
Humboldt, Linguistic Variability and Intellectual Development
undated
48/16
Humboldt, Ueber die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues
undated
48/17
Hursthouse, On Virtue Ethics
undated
48/18
Ihde, Philosophy of Technology
undated
48/19
Jackall
undated
48/20
Johnson, Muddling Toward Frugality
undated
48/21
Kafka, The Trial
undated
48/22
Katz, "The Philosophical Relevance of Linguistic Theory"
undated
48/23
Katz, "Semantic Theory"
undated
48/24
Katz
undated
48/25
Lambert and Brittan
undated
48/26
Leiss, The Limits to Satisfaction
undated
48/27
Lenneberg, "Language and Cognition"
undated
48/28
Lieber, Noam Chomsky, A Philosophic Overview
undated
48/29
Linder, The Harried Leisure Class
undated
48/30
Malcolm, "Moore and Ordinary Language"
undated
48/31
Maxwell and Feigl, "Why Ordinary Language Needs Reforming"
undated
48/32
Moriarty, The Engineering Project
undated
48/33
Nash, Wilderness
undated
48/34
Nozick and Rawls
undated
48/35
Orwell, Homage to Catalonia
undated
48/36
Piore and Sabel, The Second Industrial Divide
undated
48/37
Plato, Sophist
undated
48/38
Putnam
undated
49/1
Quine, "The Inscrutability of Reference"
undated
49/2
Quine, "Semantic Ascent"
undated
49/3
Rabelais, Gargantua
undated
49/4
Robinson and Godbey, Time for Life
undated
49/5
Rosseau, Essay on the Origin of Languages which Treats of Melody and Musical Imitation
undated
49/6
Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight
undated
49/7
Searle, "What Is a Speech Act?"
undated
49/8
Skinner, Walden Two
undated
49/9
Snyder, Toward One Science
undated
49/10
Strawson, "Analysis, Science, and Metaphysics"
undated
49/11
Strawson, "Identifying Reference and Truth-Values"
undated
49/12
Strawson, "Intentions and Conventions in Speech Acts"
undated
49/13
Swift, Gulliver's Travels
undated
49/14
Taylor, "The Affirmation of Ordinary Life" from Sources of the Self
undated
49/15
Taylor, "The Politics of Recognition"
undated
49/16
Thomas
undated
49/17
Thurow, The Zero-Sum Society
undated
49/18
Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych
undated
49/19
Toulmin
undated
49/20
Tuan, Space and Place, and "Concluding Reflections"
2009
49/21
Turner, The Social Theory of Practices
undated
49/22
Vandivier, "The Aircraft Brake Scandal"
undated
49/23
Walzer, "Complex Equality"
undated
49/24
Weinreich, "Explorations in Semantic Theory"
undated
49/25
Wheelwright, Heraclitus
undated
49/26
Wolgast, Equality and the Rights of Women
undated
49/27
Wollenstonecraft
undated
49/28
Wisdom, "Philosophical Perplexity"
undated
49/29
Wuthnow, Poor Richard's Principle
undated
49/30
Yankelovich, New Rules
undated
49/31
Ziff, "On H.P. Grice's Account of Meaning"
undated
49/32
Notebook on various philosophers
undated
Subseries 2: Text Notes - 2021 addition
1.2 linear feet
1985/2019
Box/Folder
65 / 1
Summary and Notes - Appiah - "The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity"
2018
65 / 2
Summary and Notes - Aristotle - "Nicomachean Ethics"
Circa 1990
65 / 3
Book Review-Bloomer and Moore - "Body Memory and Architecture"
Undated
65 / 4
Summary and Notes - Bok - "The Politics of Happiness"
Circa 2010
65 / 5
Summary and Notes - Brittan - "An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science"
Folder 1 of 2
Undated
65 / 6
Summary and Notes - Brittan - "An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science"
Folder 2 of 2
Undated
65 / 7
Summary and Notes - Brittan - "Kant's Theory of Science"
Undated
65 / 8
Summary and Notes - Bugbee - "The Inward Morning"
Folder 1 of 2
Undated
65 / 9
Summary and Notes - Bugbee - "The Inward Morning"
Folder 2 of 2
Undated
65 / 10
Summary and Notes - Capon - "The Supper of the Lamb"
Undated
65 / 11
Summary and Notes - Cronch - "The Tech Wise Family"
Circa 2017
65 / 12
Summary, Notes, and Correspondence - Dreyfus and Kelly - "All Things Shining"
Circa 2010
65 / 13
Summary and Notes - Black Elk - "The Sacred Pipe: The Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux"
Undated
65 / 14
Summary and Notes - Gilligan - "In a Different Voice"
Undated
65 / 15
Summary and Notes - Heidegger - "Letter on Humanism"
2017-2019
65 / 16
Summary and Notes - Heidegger - "…Poetically Man Dwells..."
2010
66 / 1
Summary and Notes - Heidegger - "Being and Time"
Folder 1 of 3
Undated
66 / 2
Summary and Notes - Heidegger - "Being and Time"
Folder 2 of 3
Undated
66 / 3
Summary and Notes - Heidegger - "Being and Time"
Folder 3 of 3
Undated
66 / 4
Summary and Notes - Heidegger - "Building, Dwelling, Thinking"
Undated
66 / 5
Summary and Notes - Heidegger - "Language"
Undated
66 / 6
Summary and Notes - Heidegger - "The Thing"
Undated
66 / 7
Summary and Notes - Hempel - "Philsophy of Natural Science"
Undated
66 / 8
Annotated Book-Kant - "Critique of Pure Reason"
Folder 1 of 2
1985
66 / 9
Annotated Book-Kant - "Critique of Pure Reason"
Folder 2 of 2
1985
66 / 10
Summary and Notes - Kant's Philosophy
undated
66 / 11
Summary and Notes - Kant-"Prolegama to any Future Metaphysics Which Claims to Come Forward as a Science"
Undated
66 / 12
Summary and Notes - Kant-"The Foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals"
Folder 1 of 2
Undated
66 / 13
Summary and Notes - Kant-"The Foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals"
Folder 2 of 2
Undated
66 / 14
Book Review-Kripke - "Naming and Necessity"
Undated
66 / 15
Summary and Notes - Marx-"The Communist Manifesto"
Undated
66 / 16
Summary and Notes - Mill-"Utilitarianism"
Undated
66 / 17
Summary and Notes - Nussbaum-"Creating Capabilities"
Circa 2010
66 / 18
Outline of Stephen Pinker
Undated
67 / 1
Book Review-Plato - "The Apology"
Undated
67 / 2
Notes - Preston - "Saving Creation"
2009
67 / 3
Summary and Notes - Preston-"The Synthetic Age"
2016
67 / 4
Book Review - Quine - "Two Dogmas of Emipicism"
Undated
67 / 5
Book Review - Rawls - "Justice as Fairness: A Restatement"
2001
67 / 6
Chapter Review - Rawls - "The Just and Good Society" in "A Theory of Justice"
Undated
67 / 7
Summary and Notes - Rawls - "The Laws of Peoples"
2001
67 / 8
Outline of John Rawls
Folder 1 of 2
Undated
67 / 9
Outline of John Rawls
Folder 2 of 2
Undated
67 / 10
Summary and Notes - Ritchie-"Understanding Naturalism"
Circa 2015
67 / 11
Notes on Russel
2008
67 / 12
Book Review - Sandel - "Justice"
2008
67 / 13
Summary and Notes - Sartre - "Existentialism is a Humanism" and "Being and Nothingness"
2014
67 / 14
Book Review - Schumacher - "Small is Beautiful"
Undated
67 / 15
Book Review - Martin Selligman - "Authentic Happiness"
2002
67 / 16
Book Review -Steven Talbott - "Devices of the Soul"
2008
67 / 17
Summary and Notes - Taylor - "Modern Social Imaginaries"
2006
67 / 18
Book Review - Taylor - "The Ethics of Authenticity"
1991-1992
67 / 19
Book Review - Alan Tradentberg - "The Incorperation of America"
Circa 2010
67 / 20
Summary and Notes - Welch - "Fools Crow"
Circa 2010
67 / 21
Book Review - Bernard Williams - "Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy"
Folder 1 of 2
Undated
67 / 22
Book Review - Bernard Williams - "Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy"
Folder 2 of 2
Undated

Series IX:  Personal Materials, 1959-2009Return to Top

0.3 linear feet

Certificates and awards, photographs, curriculum vitae, and other personal items are contained in this series. Such items span Borgmann’s time as a student and as a professional.

These materials are organized primarily by date with similar items grouped together.
Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries 1: Personal Materials
0.1 linear feet
1959-1986
Box/Folder
50/1
Certificate from Delta Phi Alpha German Fraternity
September 29, 1959
50/2
Certificate from Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity
October 4, 1959
50/3
Certificate from Phi Alpha Mu Fraternity
May 5, 1960
50/4
Newspaper clippings about Albert's graduation from Illinois, sent to Albert's parents
May 14, 1961
50/5
Curriculum vitae
1964-1968
50/6
Lebenslauf (Curriculum vitae in German)
undated
50/7
Selective Service System Identification Card
circa 1965
50/8
Heidegger Symposium at DePaul, photograph
People in photo (from left to right): Gerald Kreyche, Manfred S. Frings, A. F. Lingis, Paul Ricoeur, John M. Anderso, Joseph J. Kockelmans, Albert Borgmann
November 11-12, 1966
50/9
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Montana
1985-1986
50/10
Address Book
undated
50/11
Miscellaneous poems
These poems may have been part of correspondence with Bob K or Tael; some poems are copies of other poets' work and some are likely written by Borgmann.
undated
50/12
Professional - biographical note written by Borgmann about his interests
undated
Subseries 2: Personal Materials - 2021 addition
0.2 linear feet
Access to materials in Subseries 2 is restricted. Contact the Archives for information.
1965-2009
Box/Folder
68 / 1
Employment Information
1965-1975
68 / 2
Employment Information
1975-1981
68 / 3
Employment Information
1982-2009

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Religion and science
  • Science and civilization
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology--Philosophy
  • Technology--Religious aspects--Christianity
  • Universities and colleges--Montana--Administration

Personal Names

  • Borgmann, Albert--Archives

Corporate Names

  • University of Montana-Missoula--faculty

Occupations

  • Authors--Montana--Missoula
  • College teachers--Montana--Missoula