Reference number
  • SFC
Date
  • 1927-2011
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • The records received as MSS.173 relate to the move of the school established by the society from Denmark (where it had sought refuge) to England, to its financial and practical affairs during the Second World War and its re-registration as an educational trust. Much of the correspondence is with George F Green. Other correspondence is with Leonard Nelson and the pedagogue, Minna Specht.

    Accession 903 contains records relating to Socratic dialogues, conferences, publications, research and legal and financial matters, including video and sound recordings of conferences, discussions and interviews.
Extent
  • 13 boxes (2 [MSS.173], 11 [903])
Admin history
  • The Society for the Furtherance of Critical Philosophy was established to promote the ideas of the German socialist philosopher Leonard Nelson. The original secretary and trustee was George F. Green, who was general secretary of the Civil Service Clerical Association.

    Reference: Accession file for MSS.173.
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Modern Records Centre also holds records of: the Socialist Vanguard Group (SVG); Socialist Union, the successor of the SVG; 'Socialist Vanguard/Socialist Commentary', the official organ of the SVG until October 1947; Walter Fliess, member of the ISK and the Socialist Union.
Subject
  • Critical theory
  • Criticism (Philosophy)