Faculty Profiles

Herbert Morris

Herbert Morris

Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law Emeritus
B.A. UCLA, 1951
LL.B. Yale, 1954
D.Phil. Oxford, 1956
UCLA Philosophy Faculty Since 1956
UCLA Law Faculty Since 1962

Herbert Morris holds a joint appointment with the UCLA Department of Philosophy and recently has taught Criminal Law I, and Law, Philosophy and Literature. He is a nationally recognized philosopher of law.

Professor Morris served as Dean of Humanities of UCLA's College of Letters and Science from 1983 to 1993, and Interim Provost of the College from 1992 to 1993. He chaired the Board of Governors of the University's Humanities Research Institute from 1988 to 1990.

Professor Morris has lectured and written widely on moral and legal philosophy, including On Guilt and Innocence: Essays in Legal Philosophy and Moral Psychology (University of California Press, 1976).  He is also the author of several works of literary criticism: The Masked Citadel: The Significance of the Title of Stendhal's La Chartreuse de Parme (University of California Press, 1961), "What Emma Knew: The Outrage Suffered in Jorge Luis Borges’s Emma Zunz” (Indiana Journal of Hispanic Literatures, 1997) and Disclosures: Essays on Art, Literature, and Philosophy (self-published, 2017). He is editor of On Guilt and Shame (Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1971) and Freedom and Responsibility: Readings in Philosophy and Law (Stanford University Press, 1961).