Series 1. Papers before the 1970s: Essay Drafts

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Folder 1: ?Morals and Metaphysics.? Essay Draft & Notes, 1957; ?More on Ethics and Metaphysics.? Essay Draft & Notes, 1957. Folder Contents: titled manuscripts. (Ethics [Metaphysics]; E. 12/11/57 [2].)

Folder 2: Philosophy of History (Pragmatics). Essay Draft, 1958. Published in: The Philosophy of History, 15(3)-17. Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. 1958 [2].)

Folder 3: Metaphysics (Status of). Essay Drafts, 26 June 1959. Folder Contents: two manuscripts. (M. 6/26/59a [2].)

Folder 4: ?Security.? Essay Draft, 1950s. Folder Contents: titled manuscript and draft of a letter on the topic. (Psychology [Political Philosophy, Community]; A. 1950s a [2].)

Folder 5: ?History.? Essay Draft, 1950s. Published in: The Philosophy of History, 32-36, 144-46. Folder Contents: titled manuscript headed with the quotation ?Might does not make right; it makes history.? (Philosophy of History [Will, Morality]; F. 1950s b [2].)

Folder 6: ?Can We Act?" Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: manuscript in spiral notebook. (Metaphysics [Ethics, Action]; E. 1950s? c [2].)

Folder 7: ?Attitudes Toward the Past.? Essay Draft, 1950s. Published in: The Philosophy of History, 9(1-3). Folder Contents: titled manuscript meant to be the introduction to a book. (Philosophy of History; F. 1950s d [2].)

Folder 8: ?The Temporal and the Eternal.? Essay Drafts, 1950s. Folder Contents: two manuscript drafts. (Philosophy of History [Metaphysics]; F. 1950s e [2].)

Folder 9: ?Knowledge and the Humanities.? Essay Drafts, 5 August 1949. Folder Contents: two manuscript drafts. (Education [Philosophy of History]; F. 8/5/49 [2].)

Folder 10: Aesthetics (Semiotics/Midworld). Letter & Essay Draft, 10 August 1949. Folder Contents: typescript of a portion of a letter to Mr. George P. Brockway (Williams College ?36), correspondence from Brockway dated 8 August 1949, and another brief manuscript on the topic. (D. 8/8/49 [2].)

Folder 11: ?Community as a Common Denominator (Community = Seeking Communication).? Essay Draft, 1949? Folder Contents: manuscript. (Ethics; E. 1949? a [2].)

Folder 12: ?The Disrepute of Time.? Essay Draft, 1949? Folder Contents: manuscript. (Philosophy of History [Ahistoricism]; 1949? b [2].)

Folder 13: ?The Symbol.? Essay Draft, 1950-52; ?Language.? Notes & Essay Draft, 1950-52. Published in: The Definition of the Thing, 171-79; The Midworld, 154(1)-(4); ?The Problem of Knowledge Today.? Essay Draft/Notes, 1950s?; Epistemology (Semiotics/Midworld). Notes & Essay Draft, 1950-53.Published in: The Midworld, 156-58; History of Philosophy (Positivism, Epistemology, Semiotics). Notes, 1950s. Folder Contents: three titled manuscripts, miscellaneous notes regarding semiotics and logical positivism from 1950-53, and notes on C. W. Morris?s Foundations of a Theory of Signs; there is also a photocopy of an article from the London Times Literary Supplement (13 June 1952) titled ?Empiricism Old and New.? (Epistemology [Metaphysics, Semiotics/Midworld]; G-H 1950-52a [2].)

Folder 14: ?Style.? Essay Draft, 30 July 1951. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Miscellaneous [Rhetoric]; Z. 7/30/51 [2].)

Folder 15: ?History and the Sense of Fate.? Essay Draft, 19 July 1955. ?History and Fate.? Essay Draft, 19 July 1955. Folder Contents: manuscripts of two essays. (Philosophy of History; F. 7/19/55 [2].)

Folder 16: ?The Humanities and Knowledge of the Ex Post Facto.? Essay Draft, 10 August 1955. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Education [Philosophy of History]; H. 8/10/55 [2].)

Folder 17: ?A Catechism for Epistemology.? Essay Draft, 28 April 1955. Published in: The Midworld, 178-84. Folder Contents: typescript and correspondence of 1955 and 1980 between Mr. George P. Brockway (Williams College ?36) and Professor of Philosophy Robert E. Gahringer (Williams College ?47) regarding the essay. (Epistemology; C. 1955 [2].)

Folder 18: History of Philosophy (Nietzsche). Essay Draft, May 1956. Folder Contents: manuscript. (G. 5/-/56 [2].)

Folder 19: ?Translation.? Essay Draft, 30 June 1956. Folder Contents: titled manuscript and letter based on manuscript sent to Professor of Classics Maurice W. Avery (Williams College). (Epistemology [Semiotics/Midworld]; Z. 6/30/56 [2].)

Folder 20: ?Art and Wax Figures.? Essay Draft, June 1956. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Aesthetics [Semiotics/Midworld]; D. 6/-/56 [2].)

Folder 21: ?The Natural Law.? Essay Draft/Notes, 17 June 1956. ?Considerations on Natural Law.? Essay Draft/Notes, 17 June 1956. Folder Contents: manuscripts for each essay as well as a note to Mr. Winston V. Morrow (Williams College ?46) pertaining to the manuscripts. (Metaphysics [Science]; K. 6/17/56 [2].)

Folder 22: Metaphysics (Choice, Ethics). 26 & 27 December 1956. Published in: Idealistic Studies 21(1)(1992): 74-78. Folder Contents: manuscripts of letters to son, Professor of Philosophy Paul J. W. Miller, as well as editorial typescripts of portions of the letters. (E. 12/27/56 [2].)

Folder 23: ?Induction.? Essay Draft, 9 June 1957. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Logic; H. 6/9/57 [2].)

Folder 24: ?Rejection as a Moral Factor in Ethics.? Essay Draft, 13 October 1957. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Ethics; E. 10/13/57 [2].)

Folder 25: Philosophy of History (History of Philosophy, Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1960. Published in: The Philosophy of History, 61-65; Epistemology (Prediction). Essay Draft, 1960s. Published in: The Philosophy of History, 102-03(amidst 5 ?. . . root of prediction?); Semiotics/Midworld (Precedent, Law). Essay Draft, 1960. Published in: The Philosophy of History, 180(3)-81(1); Philosophy of History (Judgment). Essay Draft, 1960. Published in: The Philosophy of History, 186(2); Philosophy of History (Psychology). Essay Draft, 1960. Published in: In Defense of the Psychological, 179(5)-81(3). Folder Contents: various untitled manuscript pages in blue books and one spiral notebook. (F. 1960 [2].)

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Folder 1: ?Humanities and Knowledge of the Ex-Post-Facto.? Essay Draft, 31 July 1960. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Education [Philosophy of History]; M. 7/27/60 [2].)

Folder 2: Philosophy of History (Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 28 April 1961? Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. 4/28/61? [2].)

Folder 3: Philosophy of History (Narrative). Essay Draft, 31 May 1961. Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. 5/31/61 [2].)

Folder 4: ?The Popularity of William James.? Essay Drafts, August 1966. Folder Contents: one manuscript and one typescript. (History of Philosophy [James]; G. 8/-/66 [2].)

Folder 5: Metaphysics (Action, Political Philosophy, Russell). Essay Draft, February 1967. Folder Contents: manuscript. (I. 2/-/67 [2].)

Folder 6: Philosophy of History (Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 17 November 1967. Published in: The Philosophy of History, 51-58(2). Folder Contents: manuscript and typescript pages. (G. 11/17/67 [2].)

Folder 7: Philosophy of History (Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1960s. Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. 1960s a [2].)

Folder 8: Philosophy of History (Narrative, Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1960s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 109(2)-12(1). Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. 1960s? b [2].)

Folder 9: Philosophy of History (Causality, Artifacts). Notes, 1960s? Folder Contents: notes and fragments in manuscript. (F. 1960s? c [2].)

Folder 10: Philosophy of History (Metaphysics). Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. 1960s? d [2].)

Folder 11: ?The Owl.? Essay, 1965? Published in: Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 24(3)(1988): 399-407. Folder Contents: manuscript and editorial typescript; folder also contains correspondence of 23 June 1965 from Professor of Philosophy Walter A. Kaufmann (Williams College ?41). (Philosophy of History [Hegel, Ahistoricism]; F. 1960s? e [2].)

Folder 12: ?Social Criticism.? Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (Psychology [Authority, Personhood]; J. 1960s? f [2].)

Folder 13: Metaphysics (Universals, Ethics). Essay Draft, 1960s. Folder Contents: manuscript. (M. 1960s? g [2].)

Folder 14: ?Summary Statements.? Essay Draft, 1978? Folder Contents: manuscript. (Metaphysics [Epistemology]; C. 1978? [2].)

Folder 15: ?Teaching.? Essay Drafts, 1960s?; ?Teaching Today.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?Teachers in the Modern World.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?Who is the Teacher?? Essay Draft, 1960s?; Education (Teaching). Essay Drafts, 1960s? Folder Contents: various manuscripts, titled and untitled; one manuscript is marked as a preface, perhaps for a book Miller had begun on pedagogy in which these manuscripts would have had a place. (Education [Philosophy]; B. a [2].)

Folder 16: ?Teaching.? Essay Drafts, 1960s? Education (Teaching). Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: various manuscripts. (Education [Philosophy]; B. a [2].)

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Folder 1: ?Teachers.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?About Teachers.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; Education (Teaching). Essay Draft, 1960s?; Education (Teaching). Letter Draft, 8 July 1953. Folder Contents: various manuscripts, including draft of letter to Mr. George P. Brockway (Williams College ?36). (Education [Philosophy]; B. b [2].)

Folder 2: ?Appearance, Reality, Actuality.? Essay Draft/Notes, 1960s? Published in: The Midworld, 20-22(3), 33(5)-35. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Metaphysics [Epistemology, History of Philosophy, Semiotics/Midworld]; C. c [2].)

Folder 3: Psychology (Epistemology). Essay Draft & Letter, 1960s? Folder Contents: various manuscripts. (C. d [2].)

Folder 4: Philosophy of History (Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. e [2].)

Folder 5: ?Our Concern With the Past.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; "History and Memory.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; ?Ahistoric Factors.? Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: manuscript of an introduction (?Our Concern With the Past?) and subsequent subsections of a proposed book; contained in cardboard-bound notebook. (Philosophy of History [Metaphysics, History of Philosophy, Psychology, Emerson]; F. f [2].)

Folder 6: Philosophy of History (Metaphysics). Essay Draft/Letter, 1960s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. g [2].)

Folder 7: Semiotics/Midworld (Metaphysics, Language). Essay Draft/Letter, 1950s? Folder Contents: two manuscripts. (C. F. J. h [2].)

Folder 8: ?The Humanities.? Essay Drafts, 1950s? Folder Contents: manuscripts on loose sheets and in cardboard bound notebook. (Education; K. j [2].) [??]

Folder 9: Epistemology (Realism, Metaphysics). Essay Draft, Before 1970. Folder Contents: manuscript. (M. k [2].)

Folder 10: Miscellaneous. Poems, Before 1970. Folder Contents: various poems, some perhaps written by Miller himself; a couple manuscript copies of poems by Mr. Harold G. Files. (Y. l [2].)

Folder 11: Philosophy of History. Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: various manuscripts. (F. m [2].)

Folder 12: ?Minutes and Reflections re meeting of Feb. 18, 1949.? Notes, 18 February 1949; ?Conditions of Ethics. 1. Failure a condition of ethics.? Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: typescripts. (Metaphysics [Simples, Ethics]; Ethics [Metaphysics]; E. n [2].)

Folder 13: ?The Moral Man.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; ?Obstacles to Ethical Study.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; ?The Good Man.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; Ethics (Morals). Essay Drafts, 1950s? Folder Contents: three titled manuscripts as well as other untitled manuscripts, including one in spiral notebook. (Ethics [Autonomy]; Ethics [Morals]; E. o [2].)

Folder 14: Metaphysics (Finitude). Essay Draft, 1961? Folder Contents: manuscript. (M. p [2].)

Folder 15: Philosophy of History (Metaphysics, Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: various manuscripts. (F. a [2].)

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Folder 1: Philosophy of History (Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: two manuscripts. (F. r [2].)

Folder 2: Philosophy of History. Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: two manuscripts. (F. s [2].)

Folder 3: Epistemology (Problem of Knowledge). Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (C. t [2].)

Folder 4: Philosophy of History (Narrative, Utterance). Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: manuscript in cardboard bound notebook. (F. u [2].)

Folder 5: ?A Philosophical Pilgrimage.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?The Quality of Philosophy is Not Strained.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?The Spirit of Philosophy for the Beginner.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?The Approach to Philosophy,? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?Is Disagreement Possible in Philosophy?? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?Responsible Thought in Philosophy.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?Idealism Aims to Make the Non-Rational Intelligible.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?Ethics.? Essay Draft, 1960s?; ?The Actual.? Essay Draft, 1960? Folder Contents: various titled manuscripts in cardboard-bound notebook. (Philosophy [Education, Rhetoric, Ethics; Method]; Metaphysics; M. - B. v [2].)

Folder 6: ?The Actual.? Metaphysics. 1960s? Essay Draft. (C. w [2]) Contents: manuscript in cardboard bound notebook.

Folder 7: ?A Victory is in Time.? Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 66-69. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Philosophy of History; F. x [2].)

Folder 8: ?Augustine: Egoism and Guilt.? Essay Draft, 1940s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (History of Philosophy [Augustine, Ethics]; G. y [2].)

Folder 9: ?Error.? Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 175(5)-76(1). Folder Contents: manuscript. (Metaphysics; M. z [2].)

Folder 10: ?Action as Inherently Historical.? Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 147-50. Folder Contents: manuscript. (Ethics [Philosophy of History]; F. aa [2].)

Folder 11: ?Sources for an Interest in the Idea of History.? Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (Philosophy of History [Metaphysics, Ethics]; F. ab [2].)

Folder 12: ?Must Philosophers Disagree?? Essay Draft, 1940s? Philosophy (Method). Essay Drafts, 1940s? Folder Contents: manuscripts. (Philosophy [Metaphysics, Philosophy of History, Method]; M. ac [2].)

Folder 13: Philosophy of History (Metaphysics). Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: untitled manuscript in spiral notebook; subsections entitled ?Intimations of Time,? ?Intimations of the Ahistoric,? and ?Suspicions of Time in General Literature.? (F. ad [2].)

Folder 14: Ethics (Tolerance, Political Philosophy). Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: two manuscripts. (E. ae [2].)

Folder 15: ?Core courses.? Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (Education; B. af [2].)

Folder 16: ?Ethics.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; ?Ethics and Morals.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; ?Ethics: Ethics in a Pragmatic Time.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; ?Ethics and Failure.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; ?Ethics: Impersonality.? Essay Draft, 1950s?; Ethics. Essay Draft, 1950s?; Ethics. Notes, 1950s? Folder Contents: manuscripts essays and notes. (Ethics; E. ag [2].)

Folder 17: ?How the Idea of History Occurs.? Essay Draft, 1950s? Philosophy of History (Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics). Essay Drafts, 1950s? Folder Contents: manuscripts. (Philosophy of History; F. ah [2].)

Folder 18: ?Pacifism.? Poem, 1940s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (Miscellaneous; Y. ai [2].)

Folder 19: ?Constitutional Defects.? Essay Drafts, 1960s? Folder Contents: two manuscripts. (Metaphysics [Nature]; M. aj [2].)

Folder 20: Political Philosophy (Rights, Speech). Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (E. ak [2].)

Folder 21: ?A Mind of One?s Own.? Essay Draft, 1960s. Psychology (Mind). Essay Draft, 1960s. Folder Contents: two manuscripts. (Psychology; M. al [2].)

Folder 22: Philosophy of History (Narrative, Myth, Error). Essay Draft, 1960s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 151-56; In Defense of the Psychological, 39-40(1). Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. am [2].)

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Folder 1: ?While We Send Messages.? Poem, 1950s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (Miscellaneous; Y. an [2].)

Folder 2: Metaphysics (Philosophy of History, Time, Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 70-73, 87-90; ?The Sense of Time.? Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 74-79; Metaphysics (Order). Essay Draft, 1050s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 177-78(1); Metaphysics (Philosophy of History, Ethics, Success). Essay Draft, 1050s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 180(2); Metaphysics (Philosophy of History). Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 183(4)-84(2). Folder Contents: various manuscripts. (Philosophy of History [Metaphysics]; F. ao [2].)

Folder 3: Philosophy of History (Metaphysics, Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 58 (3)-60, 176(2); Philosophy of History (Semiotics/Midworld, Documents). Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 107-09(2); Philosophy of History (Psychology). Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 112(2)-15. Folder Contents: various manuscripts. (F. ap [2].)

Folder 4: Philosophy of History (Metaphysics, Ahistoricism). Essay Drafts, 1960s? Folder Contents: various manuscripts. (F. aq [2].)

Folder 5: Philosophy of History (Metaphysics, Epistemology). Essay Draft, 1960s? Published in: The Midworld, 171(3), 172(1). Folder Contents: various manuscripts. (M. ar [2].)

Folder 6: Philosophy of History (Memory). Essay Draft, 1950s? Published in: The Philosophy of History, 179(5)-80(1). Folder Contents: manuscript. (F. as [2].)

Folder 7: Political Philosophy (Common Cause). Essay Draft, 1960s? Folder Contents: manuscript. (I. Au [2].)

Folder 8: Philosophy of History (Ahistoricism). Essay Draft, 1950s? Folder Contents: manuscript in cardboard-bound notebook. (F. at [2].)