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Joshua Cohen (philosopher)

Joshua Cohen
Born 1951
Education Yale University undergrad; Harvard University PhD
Occupation Professor, author
Notable credit(s) political philosopher and professor at Stanford University; faculty, Apple University; co-editor of the Boston Review; author of many books; frequent guest on

Joshua Cohen (born 1951) is an American philosopher specializing in political philosophy. He was Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and professor of political science, philosophy, and law at Stanford University before resigning October 15, 2014 to join Apple University on a full-time basis. At Stanford, Cohen was also one of the program leaders (along with Larry Diamond and Terry Winograd) for the Program on Liberation Technologies at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Much of his work concerns philosophy of law, political philosophy, democratic theory, especially deliberative democracy, and global justice. He has written on freedom of expression, electoral finance, and new models of democratic governance. He also teaches at Stanford's, and his 2012 Comte Lectures at LSE discussed the issues he teaches about: mobile for development and human-centered design. Previously a professor of political science and philosophy at MIT from 1990-2007, he was educated at Yale University and Harvard University, where he earned his PhD under the direction of John Rawls.

He has been editor of Boston Review since 1991 (co-editor with Deb Chasman since 2002), and co-editor of many short anthologies based on articles first published in the magazine. He also frequently takes part in video discussions with other media personalities, for the site

In 2011, Cohen became part of the faculty of Apple University, joining full-time in 2014.


See also

External links

  • Cohen's Biography from Stanford
  • Video debates featuring Cohen on
  • Joshua Cohen on Citizens United on YouTube 2011 Dewey Lecture at University of Chicago
  • Joshua Cohen Playlist Appearance on WMBR's Dinnertime Sampler radio show April 2, 2003
  • Joshua Cohen's 2012 Comte Lectures On mobile-for-development and human-centered design.

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