Abraham Kaplan, 75, a professor of philosophy who earned Time magazine's 1966 accolade as one of the 10 best college professors in America. Kaplan was born in Odessa, Russia, immigrated to the United States with his family and became a naturalized citizen in 1930. He studied at the College of St. Thomas and earned a Ph.D. at UCLA, where he later taught for several years. He also taught at the University of Michigan and most recently at Haifa University in Israel. Kaplan wrote several books on philosophy, including "American Ethics and Public Policy" in 1958, "The Conduct of Inquiry" in 1964 and "The Pursuit of Wisdom" in 1977. On Saturday in Los Angeles of a heart attack.