Philosophy Department

Yishai Cohen PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Office Location

122 Payson Smith

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2019

Monday - Wednesday, 1-3 pm



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. My favorite philosopher is George Berkeley.

Areas of Scholarship

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