Paul Weiss Collection

Paul Weiss Collection

Paul WeissCirca 2007, the University Library of IUPUI, in cooperation with the Institute for American Thought, acquired the library and late papers of Paul Weiss (1901-2002).

Paul Weiss was born on May 19, 1901, in Manhattan. He graduated from City College with a degree in philosophy and then went on to study with Alfred North Whitehead at Harvard, where he received his doctorate in 1929. He lectured for a year at Harvard and Radcliffe and then taught philosophy at Bryn Mawr. Among Dr. Weiss’s major accomplishments were co-editing, with Charles Hartshorne, the first six volumes of The Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce (Harvard University Press, 1931-1935). The major summation of his early work was his book Modes of Being (Southern Illinois University Press, 1958). His last book, Surrogates, was published by Indiana University Press in 2002. In 1947, he founded the Metaphysical Society of America and its academic journal, Review of Metaphysics. He served as the journal’s editor until 1964.