Norman Fiering

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Norman Fiering (born 1935 New York City) is an American historian, and Director and Librarian, Emeritus, of the John Carter Brown Library.

Life[edit]

He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1956, where he was a student of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, and from Columbia University with a Ph.D. in 1969.

He taught at Stanford University between 1964 and 1969, and was a post-doctoral fellow for three years at the Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1969-1972. In 1972 he was appointed Editor of Publications at the Institute. From 1983 to 2006, he was Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.

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Books[edit]

  • Moral Philosophy at Seventeenth-Century Harvard: A Discipline in Transition, University of North Carolina Press. 1981
  • Jonathan Edwards's Moral Thought and Its British Context, University of North Carolina Press. 1981

(pamphlet) A Guide to Book Publication for Historians (Washington, D. C.: American Historical Assn., 1979). 40 pp.

Articles[edit]

"President Samuel Johnson and the Circle of Knowledge," William and Mary Quarterly, XXVIII (April 1971), 199-236.

"Solomon Stoddard's Library at Harvard in 1664," Harvard Library Bulletin (July 1972), 255-269.

"Will and Intellect in the New England Mind," William and Mary Quarterly, XXIX (Oct. 1972), 515-558. (Best article award, William and Mary Quarterly, 1972).

"A Reply to George Steiner," Visible Language, VI (Summer, 1972), 218-222.

"Irresistible Compassion: An Aspect of Eighteenth-Century Sympathy and Humanitarianism," Journal of the History of Ideas, XXXVII (April 1976), 195-218.

"Editing the Historian's First Book," The Maryland Historian, VII (Spring 1976), 61-69.

"The Transatlantic Republic of Letters: A Note on the Circulation of Learned Periodicals to Early Eighteenth-Century America," William and Mary Quarterly, XXXIII (Oct. 1976), 642-660.

"Early American Philosophy vs. Philosophy in Early America," Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, XIII (Summer 1977), 216-237.

"Benjamin Franklin and the Way to Virtue," American Quarterly, XXX (July 1978), 199-223.

"The First American Enlightenment: Tillotson, Leverett, and Philosophical Anglicanism," New England Quarterly, LIV (Sept. 1981), 307-334. (Winner of the Walter Muir Whitehill Prize, Col. Society of Massachusetts).

"Comment on Thomas Tanselle's, 'The Bibliography and Textual Study of American Books," American Antiquarian Society Proceedings, XCV, Part I (Worcester, Mass.), 1985, 152-160.

"The Rationalist Foundations of Jonathan Edwards's Metaphysics," in Nathan O. Hatch and Harry S. Stout, Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience (Oxford U. Press, 1989) isbn= 978-0-19-506077-5

"Philosophy" in the three-volume Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies, ed. Jacob E. Cooke (New York, 1993).

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External links[edit]

  *www.understandingerh.net