Charles Morris

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Philosophy

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 05-23-1901

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

MORRIS, CHARLES WILLIAM.  Appointed for the preparation of a book to be entitled “General Theory of Signs”; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1942.

Born May 23, 1901, Denver, Colorado.  Education:  University of Wisconsin, 1918–20; Northwestern University, B.S., 1922; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1925. American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, 1934.

Instructor in Philosophy, 1925-29, Assistant Professor, 1929–31, Rice Institute; Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1931—, University of Chicago. Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy, 1940, Harvard University.

Publications:  Six Theories of Mind, 1932; Pragmatism and the Crisis of Democracy, 1934; Logical Positivism, Pragmatism, and Scientific Empiricism, 1937; Foundations of the Theory of Signs, 1938; Paths of Life, 1942.  Editor of G. H. Mead’s Mind, Self and Society, 1934; The Philosophy of the Act, 1938. Contributor to Essays in Philosophy, 1929; Freedom: Its Meaning, 1940. Articles in Journal of Philosophy, International Journal of Ethics, Monist, Rice Institute Pamphlets, Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Philosophy, Philosophical Review, Philosophy of Science, Erkenntnis, Personalist, International Encyclopedia of Unified Science, Tomorrow, Progressive Education Booklets, Kenyon Review, Journal of Unified Science, Frontiers of Democracy.