Prof. Morris Raphael Cohen, 66, philosopher and author, died last night at his home in Washington, as the result of a stroke suffered some months ago. Private funeral services will be held in New York tomorrow. A memorial meeting will be held next Sunday at the New School for Social Ressarch.
For many years Professor of Philosophy at City College in New York, Dr. Cohen retired from there in 1938 and for the next four years taught philosophy at the University of Chicago, thereafter coming to Washington to complete work on his books. Six of them were in process of publication at the time of his death. They include his autobiography, “A Dresmer’s Journey” “Reflections of a Wondering Jew,” “The Meaning of Human History,” “Juristic Studies,” “Studies in Philosophy and Science” and “Sourcebook in Greek Science.”
Professor Cohen was a former president of the American Philosophical Association, and fornder and honorary president of the Conference on Jewish Relations. He was also active in the American Jewish Committee in the early years of the war. During his university career, he taught at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Johns Hopkins. He is the author of a number of books, including “Reason and Nature,” “Faith of a Laboral” and “Law and the Social Order.”
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