Morris Raphael Cohen papers

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Cohen, Morris Raphael, 1880-1947. Morris Raphael Cohen papers, 1898-1981.

Morris Raphael Cohen papers

1898-1981

Contains personal and professional correspondence, notes, manuscripts of published and unpublished writings, diaries, students' papers, material relating to Thomas Davidson and Breadwinner's College, biographical material, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Papers highlight Cohen's influence as an early proponent of legal philosophy; his career as a teacher of philosophy, especially at the City College of New York; Jewish concerns and his affiliation with the Conference on Jewish Relations; writings on the philosophy of history, the philosophy of science, social philosophy, logic and ethics; and an extensive correspondence with family, friends, professional associates, and major contemporary philosophers. Correspondents include Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, H.A. Overstreet, Edmund Husserl, Albert O. Lovejoy, John Dewey, David Swenson. William James, George Herbert Palmer, William T. Harris, Josiah Royce, Felix Adler, Hugo Münsterberg, Ralph Barton Perry, Richard McKeon, James H. Tufts, Frank Knight, Louis Gottschalk, Robert Hutchins, H.L. Mencken, Talcott Parsons, Walter Lippmann, Harold Laski, Reihold Niebuhr, Roscoe Pound, Oliver W. Holmes, Louis Brandeis, William O. Douglas, Benjamin Cardozo, Felix Frankfurter, and others. Only one letter exists from George Santayana, but it offers and appraisal of Cohen's book, Reason and Nature. Also contains the papers of Leonora Cohen Rosenfield, Cohen's daughter, which includes research materials and correspondence for a biography she wrote on her father, Portrait of a Philosopher.

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