Philosophy Department

Yishai Cohen

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Office Location

122 Payson Smith

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2017

Monday and Wednesday, 11:00AM-2:00PM



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Syracuse University
  • B.A. Southern Methodist University


I received my Undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University in 2010, and completed my Ph.D. at Syracuse University in 2016, with a dissertation titled "Incompatibilist Alternative Possibilities.” My areas of interest in philosophy include the philosophy of agency, the philosophy of religion, ethical theory, and metaphysics.

I am a member of the American Philosophical Association, and the Society for Philosophy of Agency. I am a managing editor for Philosophy TV ( My favorite philosopher is George Berkeley.

Areas of Scholarship

Philosophy of Agency, Philosophy of Religion, Ethical Theory, Metaphysics