David Lyons Papers,[ca. 1960-2013]

Collection Number: 18-2-4109

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
David Lyons papers, [ca. 1960-2013]
Collection Number:
18-2-4109
Creator:
Lyons, David,
Quantity:
16 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Course materials, publications, and manuscripts.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Files relating to Cornell and Boston University courses, seminars, fellowship materials, professional associations, books and journals, papers and presentations, Cornell 1969, and miscellaneous professional, Boston University, and Cornell activities
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

David Lyons is an authority an legal philosophy and has written extensively on utilitarianism and the moral aspects of legal theory. He received a B.A. from Brooklyn College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He also completed a Knox Fellowship at Oxford University. He came to Cornell in 1964, received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1970, became a full professor in 1971, and served as Chairman of the Philosophy Department (Sage School of Philosophy) from 1978 to 1984. He also began teaching in the Law School in 1979. He retired from Cornell in 1995, and continues to teach legal philosophy at Boston University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Files relating to Cornell and Boston University courses, seminars, fellowship materials, professional associations, books and journals, papers and presentations, Cornell 1969, and miscellaneous professional, Boston University, and Cornell activities
SUBJECTS

Names:
Lyons, David, 1935-
Boston University. School of Law.
Boston University. College of Arts and Sciences.
Boston University. School of Law
Cornell Law School
Cornell Law School.
Cornell University. Department of Philosophy.
Sage School of Philosophy
Sage School of Philosophy.

Subjects:
Law and ethics.
Utilitarianism.
Law -- Philosophy.
Law and ethics
Law (Philosophical concept)
Utilitarianism


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
David Lyons Papers, #18-2-4109. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1-3
Cornell courses taught
Box 4-6
Boston University courses taught
Box 7
Boston University appointments, law people, philosophy department
Box 7-8
Seminars for lawyers, judges, faculty, fellowship material, associations, journals
Box 8-10
Lyon's papers, notes and presentations
Box 10
Papers relating to Lyon's books
Box 11
Miscellaneous papers
Box 11-14
Correspondence
Box 15
Boston University activities
Box 15-16
Cornell Papers, BU research assistants, JD/MA program
Box 16
BU Reports, Race/color line course materials, writings on legal interpretation, lectures in Oslo, Cornell 1969, Selective Service, Book with Lyon's undergraduate notations