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Collection #47

Bruce Philip Cooper Papers

Record:47
Date:1980 - 1989
Size:2.5 feet

Provenance

Bruce Philip Cooper was the collector of these papers. They were given to the Archive by his lover, Steven J. Powsner.

Use Restrictions

No names may be published unless (1) they are publicly known as gay, or (2) their permission has been obtained, or (3) they are deceased. Restrictions are only in regards to publication; any researcher may view or copy any document in the collection.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a copy of Mr. Cooper’s Paper For Qualification In Metaphysics a collection of lecture notes, syllabus, papers written by himself for classes he attended, correspondence, and his wishes for what he wanted for his memorial service, first drafts of his Dissertation, and a bound copy of the Outline for the Dissertation. A related collection is the papers of Stephen J. Powsner 080, also in the Archive.

History or Bio

Bruce Philip Cooper was the lover of Steven J. Powsner. Bruce Philip Cooper graduated from Choate (Class of ’73) Cum Laude. Choate is a private Prep school of Secondary Education. Mr. Cooper received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1979. Mr. Cooper was a preceptor of Contemporary Civilization for Columbia University. He died May 11, 1987 of AIDS.

Folder List

Box 1

1. [Bound volume of The Affirmation of Ethical Reason]
2. [Bound Paper for Qualification In Metaphysics]
3. [Memorial plans for Bruce Philip Cooper]
4. [List of people & phone numbers]
5. [Correspondence between July 26, 1986 – Nov. 17, 1984]
6. [Letter & School information to Professor James J. Walsh]
7. [Chapter One]
8. [A paper on I. Solzhenitsyn]
9. [Introduction to Contemporary Civilization: syllabus, etc.]
10. [Reflections Past Midnight Towards Morning: A Cycle by B.P.Cooper]
11. [Lecture notes]
12. [Short story]
13. [An Essay on Moral Philosophy by B.P.Cooper]
14. [A paper on Contemporary Ethical Theory]
15. [Part I: Metaethics Section A: Ethical Inquiry]
16. [Part I: Metaethics Chapter 1: Ethical Inquiry]
17. [Part I: Metaethics Chapter 2: Ethical Inquiry]
18. [Part I: Metaethics Chapter 3: Ethical Deliberation]
19. [Part I: Metaethics Chapter 4: Ethical Theories]
20. [Part II: Metaphysics Section A: The Four Aspects of A Person]
21. [Part I: Ethical Reasoning Chapter 1: Ethical Inquiry]]
22. [Part I: Ethical Reasoning Chapter 2: Ethical Discourse]
23. [Part I: Ethical Reasoning Chapter 3: Ethical Deliberation]
24. [Part I: Ethical Reasoning Chapter 4: Ethical Theories]
25. [Draft as of 21 September 1986: Ethical Inquiry]
26. [Draft as of 3 November 1986: Ethical Inquiry]
27. [Draft as of 17 December 1986: Ethical Discourse]
28. [Draft as of 1 November 1986: Ethical Theories]
29. [Handwritten notes in pencil]
30. [Short story: Introduction, Novel. 21….]
31. [Perfectionism in Morals]
32. [Dissertation Draft: Introduction by B.P. Cooper]
33. [Dissertation Draft: First part by B.P. Cooper]
34. [Dissertation Draft: Introduction Edited]
35. [Dissertation: Chapter 2 edited]

Box 2

36. 33 / Truth
37. 46 / Rawls
38. 45 / Plato
39. 45 / Rousseau
40. 45 / Contract
41. 45 / Rawls
42. 34 / Quine
43. 31 / Nonstandard
44. 30 / Levi
45. 30 / Berofsky
46. 30 / Parfit
47. 20 / Syllogism
48. 29 / Alienation
49. 29 / Ought
50. 29 / Circumstances
51. 29 / Preferences
52. 29 / Examples
53. 29 / Metaethics
54. 29 / Terms
55. 35 / Tarski
56. 34 / Self
57. 28 / Terms
58. 28 / Axiology
59. 28 / Introduction
60. 28 / Gesellschaft
61. 40 / Gettier
62. 41 / Ontology
63. 41 / Armstrong
64. 41 / Armstrong
65. 42 / Epistemology
66. 42 / Doubt
67. 42 / Two questions
68. 42 / Axiology
69. 12 / Sociology
70. 17 / Deliberations
71. 16 / Second discourse
72. 28 / Faith
73. 41 / Faith
74. [Essay]
75. [Draft of Book I: Part A of an Essay on Moral Philosophy]
76. Certificate of Copyright Registration: Stonewall Nation
77. Notes from Courses
78. Action and Reaction in Soviet Language Policy: The Georgian Case
79. Old versions of Poems
80. [School transcripts and miscellaneous items]
81. [Letter and paper on the subject of Aristotle]
82. Paper by Bruce Philip Cooper Ethics in Locke’s: Essay Concerning Human Understanding
83. Paper by Bruce Philip Cooper Art in Oswald Spenglers Decline of the West
84. Paper by Bruce Philip Cooper Campbell and Broad on Liberthrianism
85. Paper for The Aristotle Seminar by Bruce Philip Cooper
86. [Question Number two / Student Number five]
87. Paper by Bruce Philip Cooper Epistemology: Empirical Naturalized & Methodological
88. [After Virtue]
89. [Kabalah Diagram ( tree of life )]
90. [School notes handwritten]
91. [School notes handwritten & typewritten]
92. [School notes typewritten & handwritten]
93. [School notes typewritten]

Box 3

94. [Index cards A – PQR]
95. [Index cards JK – S]
96. [Index cards handwritten]
97. [Index cards handwritten]
98. [Index cards handwritten]