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Collection Scope and Content Notes


This subseries contains entire journals that feature either dedications or annotations. The journals are almost exclusively concerned with philosophical issues and are arranged alphabetically by journal title. The vast majority of the journals contain some form of annotation. However, there are a few journals that only contain a dedication or an inclusion. The dedications generally consist of a simple salutation to Sellars from the author of an article published in the journal. While a few of the inclusions appear to relate directly to an article or the entire journal, the bulk of the inclusions appear to be unrelated items that were simply used as bookmarks, or were temporarily placed in the journal and forgotten. The annotations vary greatly in substance. Some of the journals only contain one or two markings that appear to have little significance. The remaining journals tend to have one or two articles that are annotated in some fashion. These annotations may include underlined text, symbolic markings in the margins, or some written commentary. In a few instances, the journals are highly annotated. This statement is especially true with the publications The Monist and Synthese. In addition, the annotations in Philosophical Studies tend to be editorial in nature, rather than philosophical.


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