Richard McKeon (1900-1985)


The following items are informal tape recordings originally made in the 1960s and 1970s on small, portable, reel-to-reel tape recorders with 3 inch reels. Those analog recordings have been transferred to digital format and edited for best sound reproduction.

The recordings below are made available with the permission of Michael McKeon. They are for personal, noncommercial use only.

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1969 “Liberal Education at The University of Chicago: Its Origins and Future”
with Discussion
Lecture delivered January 31, 1969, followed by a question period.
McK-LibEdAtChicago_Lecture.mp3   57.4 MB

McK-LibEdAtChicago_Discussion.mp3   27.7 MB

1973 “Where is Philosophy?” with discussion
Lecture delivered in the Woodward Court Lecture Series at the University of Chicago, January 16, 1973, followed by a question period. (Woodward is one of the University’s undergraduate dormitories.)
McK-WhereIsPhilosophy_Lecture.mp3   57.6 MB

McK-WhereIsPhilosophy_Discussion.mp3   16.1 MB

1973 "Themes of Literature, Philosophy, and History" with Discussion
Lecture delivered in the “Works of the Mind” Series at the Basic Program of the University of Chicago (Downtown Campus), May 18, 1973, followed by an question period. (To read the notes McKeon prepared for this lecture, go to the Notes section.)
McK-ThemesOfLitPhilHist_Lecture.mp3   23.3 MB

McK-ThemesOfLitPhilHist_Discussion.mp3   17.8 MB