Jonathan R. Cohen
Lecturer in Philosophy
Hedge Hall, Room 312
Ph.D., M.A. University of Pennsylvania, M.A. Jewish Theological Seminary, M.A. Johns Hopkins University, A.B. Harvard University
Jonathan Cohen has taught the entire history of philosophy from Anaximander to Zizek, as well as courses in the fields of logic, ethics, philosophy of education, philosophy of music, and philosophy and literature. Recent course titles include “Philosophies to Live By” and “Truth Lies & BS.” He is the author of In Nietzsche’s Footsteps, a philosophical travel memoir recounting his family’s trip to three of Nietzsche’s favorite residences (8th House Publishing, 2018), as well as Science, Culture, and Free Spirits: A Study of Nietzsche’s Human, All-Too-Human (Humanity Books, 2010). Current research projects include The Music of Nietzsche’s Life and Plato on Love, Death, and the Soul. He is a volunteer maintainer of the Appalachian Trail, a poll worker in Farmington Maine, and an avid Nordic skier.