Cohen, Morris R.

Cohen, Morris R. (Raphael)

(1880–1947) philosopher; born in Minsk, Russia. Emigrating to the U.S.A. in 1892, he graduated from City College of New York (1900), earned a Harvard doctorate (1906), and taught at City College (1912–38) and the University of Chicago (1938–41). A magnetic teacher, he exhibited his naturalism and pragmatism in such works as Reason and Nature (1931) and made contributions to legal, political, and social philosophy. He often wrote for a general audience.