Peter H. Hess

Fonds number:
Title: Peter H. Hess
Dates of Material:
[198–?]–[ca. 1988]
5 cm of textual records
Biographical sketch

Peter H. Hess was born in 1934. He received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1965, and M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1971) degrees from Brown University. He began teaching at Victoria University in Toronto in 1969 as a Lecturer in Philosophy. From 1970 to 1978 he was an Assistant Professor, and from 1978 to 1996 an Associate Professor. During his academic career he published Thought and experience (c1988) as well as articles in various philosophical journals.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of reports made for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities Aid to Publications Programme regarding Hess’s manuscript “Thought and Experience” and letter from Hess in response, 1986; manuscript of “Thought and Experience”, [ca. 1988]; and paper titled “Why Reasons Can’t Be Causes”, [198–?]

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the fonds.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acquired from Peter H. Hess in 1989

Access restrictions

No restrictions

Finding aids

Box/file list available


No further accruals are expected

General notes

Thought and experience (BD 161.H48 1988) is available in the Victoria University Library

Access points

Provenance access point
Hess, Peter H. (Peter Hans), 1934–


Knowledge, Theory of
Thought and thinking