Some contributions of Morris R. Cohen to American philosophy.
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The aim of this dissertation is to expound, interpret, and evaluate certain points of view which Morris R. Cohen has raised in American philosophy. The specific issue with which this dissertation deals are the following: the hypothetico-deductive method which Cohen uses as an approach to scientific knowledge, the exposition of a realistic logic and its identification with pure mathematics, and the development of a non-Euclidean philosophy of law. Cohen's criticism of prevailing views of scientific method make necessary a critical evaluation of his own views. His conception of scientific method differs sharply from the widespread acceptance of induction and experimental method with its minimum emphasis on anticipatory ideas and the deductive elaboration of alternative hypotheses in the determination of scientific fact. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University