Steve F. Sapontzis Papers 1978-2001

Creator
Sapontzis, Steve
Size
1.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00318

Drafts and offprints of articles, 1978-1998, and reviews, 1982-1996, written by Steve F. Sapontzis, as well as drafts of speeches and presentations by Sapontzis, reviews of his book, Morals, Reason, and Animals, clippings of articles by or about Sapontzis, and flyers and leaflets advertising events at which Sapontzis was to speak.

Steve F. Sapontzis, professor emeritus of philosophy at California State University East Bay (formerly California State University Hayward), taught philosophy at California State University Hayward from 1971 until 1999. Sapontzis is the author of Morals, Reason, and Animals (1987) and editor of Food for Thought: the Debate Over Eating Meat (2004). Since 1984, he has been a co-editor of Between the Species: A Journal of Ethics.

Biographical/historical note

Steve F. Sapontzis, professor emeritus of philosophy at California State University East Bay (formerly California State University Hayward), was born in New York City on February 9, 1945, son of Zissis Peter and Lea Marie Vial Sapontzis. He married Jeanne Marie Gocker on December 25, 1992.

Sapontzis began his career at California State University Hayward in 1971 and served as assistant, associate, and full professor of philosophy there until he retired in 1999. He received the B.A. degree from Rice University in 1967. He studied at the University of Paris in 1967-1968 and then enrolled in graduate studies at Yale University, where he completed a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1971.

Sapontzis is the author of Morals, Reason, and Animals (1987) and editor of Food for Thought: the Debate Over Eating Meat (2004). Since 1984, he has been a co-editor of Between the Species: A Journal of Ethics. He was a member of the board of editorial advisors of the American Philosophical Quarterly, 1991-1994, and a member of the animal welfare research committee at Lawrence Berkeley (California) Laboratory, 1986-1990. He was also a grantee of the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1976 and of the American Council of Learned Societies in 1988. His memberships include the American Philosophical Association, the Society for the Study of Ethics and Animals (board of directors, 1984- ), the American Society for Value Inquiry, and the International Society for Environmental Ethics.

Scope/content

Drafts and offprints of articles, 1978-1998, and reviews, 1982-1996, written by Steve F. Sapontzis, as well as drafts of speeches and presentations by Sapontzis, reviews of his book, Morals, Reason, and Animals, clippings of articles by or about Sapontzis, and flyers and leaflets advertising events at which Sapontzis was to speak. Most of the articles were published in philosophical journals, such as The Journal of Value Inquiry, the American Philosophical Quarterly, Ethics, Ethics and Animals, and Environmental Ethics. The speeches and presentations include speeches prepared for a variety of purposes and settings, including speeches to be given at rallies as well as papers to be read at academic conferences. The clippings are chiefly from The Pioneer at California State University Hayward or The Daily Review, Hayward, Calif. There are also articles from other publications, including newspapers such as the San Francisco Examiner and the Oakland Tribune, and magazines, including the Animals' Agenda and the Animals' Voice.

Physical description

3 boxes

Arrangement

Types of material (articles, speeches and presentations, reviews, clippings, flyers and leaflets) are filed together. Within each type, arrangement is chronological.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Steve F. Sapontzis Papers, MC 00318, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Steve Sapontzis, 2001 (2001-0020), 2004 (Accession no. 2004-0007)

Processing information

Processed by Linda Sellars, September 2005

Encoded by Linda Sellars, September 2005

List of Publications 1978-1998
Box 1, Folder 1
Value of Human Rights 1978
Box 1, Folder 2
Obligation to be Rational 1979
Box 1, Folder 3
Are Animals Moral Beings? 1980
Box 1, Folder 4
Critique of Personhood 1981
Box 1, Folder 5
Must We Value Life to Have a Right to It? 1982
Box 1, Folder 6
On Being Morally Expendable 1982
Box 1, Folder 7
Moral Significance of Interests 1982
Box 1, Folder 8
Moral Value and Reason 1983
Box 1, Folder 9
Reply to Nelson 1983
Box 1, Folder 10
Interests and Animals, Needs and Language 1983
Box 1, Folder 11
Predation 1984
Box 1, Folder 12
Some Reflections on Animal Research 1984
Box 1, Folder 13
Editorial, Moral Community and Animal Rights 1985
Box 1, Folder 14
Articles from Between the Species 1986-1988
Box 1, Folder 15
On Justifying the Exploitation of Animals in Research 1988
Box 1, Folder 16
Animal Liberation and Vegetarianism 1988
Box 1, Folder 17
Singer e la Sostituibilita' (Singer and Replaceability) 1989
Box 1, Folder 18
Case Against Invasive Research with Animals 1990
Box 1, Folder 19
Unnecessary Fear, Nutrition, and Vegetarianism 1991
Box 1, Folder 20
We Should Not Manipulate the Genome of Domestic Hogs 1991
Box 2, Folder 1
Animal Rights and Biomedical Research 1991
Box 2, Folder 2
Autonomy as an Excuse for All-Too-Human Chauvinism 1992
Box 2, Folder 3
On the Utility of Contracts 1992
Box 2, Folder 4
Aping Persons--Pro and Con 1993
Box 2, Folder 5
Violence by and to Animals; Nature of the Value of Nature 1995
Box 2, Folder 6
On Exploiting Inferiors 1995
Box 2, Folder 7
We Should Not Allow Dissection of Animals 1995
Box 2, Folder 8
Entries for Encyclopedia of Animal Rights 1998
Box 2, Folder 9
Typescripts of Forthcoming Articles
Box 2, Folder 10
Reviews by Sapontzis 1982-1983
Box 2, Folder 11
Reviews by Sapontzis 1984, 1993, 1996
Box 2, Folder 12
Speeches and Presentations 1980-1989
Box 2, Folder 13
Speeches and Presentations 1991-2001, undated
Box 2, Folder 14
Other Writings by Sapontzis 1980-1991, undated
Box 2, Folder 15
Other Writings by Sapontzis, undated
Box 2, Folder 16
Reviews of Sapontzis, Morals, Reason, and Animals 1989
Box 2, Folder 17
Clippings (1 of 2)
Half box 3, Folder 1
Clippings (2 of 2)
Half box 3, Folder 2
Flyers and Leaflets Advertising Sapontzis Speeches and Other Events 1983-1999
Half box 3, Folder 3

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Steve F. Sapontzis Papers, MC 00318, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.