Series 7 - Research and subject files

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Reference code

UTA 1339-7


Research and subject files


  • 1587-2015 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4.42 m of textual records
891 digital files (382 MB)

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Name of creator

(1936 -)

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Scope and content

Series consists of research material and correspondence with colleagues and scholars collected by Dr. Hacking in the course of his academic activity. Records included are predominantly reprints, though also include press clippings, emails, written correspondence, transparencies, and notebooks. Material is grouped by subject as well as author.

Subject matter encompasses a broad range of topics including the history of mathematics, physics (in particular, Bose-Einstein condensates), genetics, classification and taxonomies, porphyrian trees, medieval illustration, autism, body augmentation, suicide terrorism, and psychoanalysis. Authors represented include Ludwig Wittgenstein, Hilary Putnam, Saul Kripke, Willard Van Orman Quine, Michel Foucault, Lorraine Daston, Peter Galison, Bruno Latour, and Noam Chomsky. Correspondence included within the research files is noted in the scope and content field. Additional content such as partial manuscripts and correspondence can be found on the verso of records as Dr. Hacking frequently reused paper.

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System of arrangement

Series 7 is arranged loosely by subject matter to preserve components of the original order in which the material was received. Both subjects and authors are repeated throughout the series, though are often clustered together.

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Conditions governing access

The following eight files are restricted:

  • B2016-0017/019(13)
  • B2016-0017/021(14)
  • B2016-0017/025(30)
  • B2016-0017/037(10)
  • B2016-0017/040(06)
  • B2016-0017/040(12)
  • B2016-0017/046(13)
  • B2016-0017/048(17)

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  • English
  • French

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Dates reflects those of original publication, files were copied and collected between ca. 1965 and 2015

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B0216-0017/016(01) – B2016-0017/050(13), B2016-0017/052(13) – (26)

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