Collection K/PP171 - WINCH, Professor Peter Guy (1926-1997)

Key Information

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WINCH, Professor Peter Guy (1926-1997)


  • 1936-1996 (Creation)

Level of description



39 boxes or 4.3 linear metres

Scope and content

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

System of arrangement

Original order.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born, 1926; read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, -1949; took the Oxford BPhil degree; Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University College, Swansea, 1951-1964; Reader in Philosophy, Birkbeck College, London, 1964-1976; Professor of Philosophy, King's College London, 1976-1984; Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984-1997; died, 1997.Publications: The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy (1958) Ethics and Action (1975) Trying to Make Sense (1987)

Custodial history

Received from Professor Christopher Winch Jan 2008.

Conditions governing access

Files containing personal data are closed for 80 years and sensitive personal data for 100 years from the date of the most recent document in the file.

Administrative records are generally closed for 20 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes.

Where open, access is subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

Box list.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related materials

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

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Sources: Obituary: The Independent (London), Jun 3, 1997 by Anthony Palmer.

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