Robert B. Cantrick Original Music Collection
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- Paper: "Shapes of the Void: Figural Definitions of Architectural Space," source unknown, n.d.
- Paper: "What the Tortoise Said to Achilles," Lewis Carroll, n.d.
- Paper: "A Theory of the Meaning of Names;" miscellaneous papers from a conference in honor of Alonzo Church, May 1990.
- Various papers, reviews by and correspondence from John Corcoran, professor, Philosophy Department, University of Buffalo, 1969-1986.
- Papers: "Phenomenology of Film Music" (1980), "Aesthetics as Philosophy" (1972), "Method in Aesthetics" (n.d.), all authored by Jean Harrell, California State College.
- Papers: "Criteria of Creativity" (1976), "Philosophy of Creativity" (n.d.), by Carl Hausman, Pennsylvania State University.
- Papers: Discussion and critical commentary on two previous articles appearing in Philosophy of Science, 1956, 1957, by Herbert Hochberg of Northwestern University.
- Paper: "What Philosophy of Biology is Not" (1969), by David L. Hull.
- Paper: "Music Theory, Phenomenology, and Modes of Perception" (1986), by David Lewin of Harvard University.
- Paper: "The Semantics of Singular Terms" (1962), by Gordon Matheson of University of Southern California.
- Papers: "Immanuel Kant and the Aesthetics of Music" (n.d.), "Schelling's Theory of the Metaphysics of Music" (n.d.), by Herbert M. Schueller.
- Paper: "The Black in Jackson's White Spirituals" (1981), by William Tallmadge, Buffalo State College.
- Papers: "Temporal Gestalt Perception in Music" (1980), "META Meta + Hodos" (1961, 1975), by James Tenney.
- Photocopied pages from Masks of God: Creative Mythology (1968) by Joseph Campbell; photocopied pages from unknown book [possibly by Jesse Weston?], n.d.
- File Folder a: Papers: "The Advantage of Semantic Theory Over Predicate Calculus ... " (1977), by Jerrold Katz; "Aesthetic Experience and Moral Experience" (1958), by Archie Bahm; "Signs and Minds ... " (1988), by James Fetzer; "The Scientific Image of Music Theory" (n.d.), by Matthew Brown and Douglas Dempster.
File Folder b: Eleven different papers by Arnold Berleant, with brief correspondence, 1964¬1984.
- Paper: "A set of Postulates for the Logical Structure of Music" (1929), by Susanne Langer,
- Correspondence between Robert Cantrick and Nelson Goodman, 1972-1973.
- File folders a and b: Assorted articles and papers, by various authors, 1937-1981.
- Printed drafts of "Music Theory Must Broaden its Ontology" with copious editorial notes, 1989.
- Print drafts of "Is Music Theory About Music?" 1990, referred to as "ASA Short" and "ASA Long" and apparently destined to be read at a meeting or conference in Texas.
- Draft of "Analytic Aestheticians Over-Simplify the Semantics of Music Theorizing,"1991; correspondence with Donald Crawford; critical comments from outside readers.
- Draft of "Philosophy of Music Theory," 1989; correspondence with Donald Crawford, 1989¬1990; draft of "Rhythm of Reference," heavily edited, 1991.
- File folders a and b: Seven printed drafts of "Introduction to a Comprehensive Theory of Music," all dating 1988, with evidence of much pencil editing.
- File folders a and b: Four printed drafts of "Philosophy and Music Theory," 1988.
- File folders a and b: Two copies of dissertation Structure of Music and Structures of Language: A Semiotic Study (1977) by Joseph Oliva, Professor, Buffalo State College; several other papers authored by him as well as his curriculum vitae, 1986.
- Selected papers by Ronald Roblin, professor, Buffalo State College, 1977-79, others undated; his curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation possibly written by Robert Cantrick, n.d.
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