Christopher Cohoon

Christopher Cohoon

Senior Fellow in the Humanities, Associate Director (Academic), Foundation Year Programme

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Christopher Cohoon Christopher Cohoon

BA (Mt. Allison), MA (St. John’s College, Santa Fe), MA (Stony Brook)

Christopher Cohoon is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook. His dissertation, to be defended in December 2016, undertakes a critique of Levinas’s ethical phenomenology in order to locate and develop its significance for environmental philosophy and ethics. Beyond the Foundation Year Programme, Christopher teaches in the Dalhousie German Department and with Halifax Humanities. He has also taught at Stony Brook, Stony Brook Manhattan, and at the Institut Télécom in Paris, where he was an Invited Researcher at the Sorbonne (Paris IV).

Selected Publications

  • “Friendship at the Limit: Re-Reading Nicomachean Ethics 1159a5-12” [forthcoming in Epoché 2017].
  • “Ecofeminist Food Ethics” in Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, eds. David Kaplan and Paul Thompson (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014).
  • “Coming Together: The Six Modes of Irigarayan Eros,”Hypatia 26:3 (Summer 2012): 478–496.
  • “The Ecological Irigaray?” in Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches, eds. Axel Goodbody and Kate Rigby (Charlottesville: Virginia University Press, 2011): 206–214.

Translations (from the French)

  • Anne Sauvagnargues, “Simondon, Deleuze, and the Construction of Transcendental Empiricism,” Pli Special Volume: Deleuze and Simondon (2012): 1-21.
  • Jean-François Courtine, “Give/Take: The Hand,” Epoché12:2 (Spring 2008): 359–377.


Environmental Philosophy, 20th-Century Continental Philosophy (esp. Phenomenology, Heidegger, Levinas, and Irigaray), Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, French Feminist Philosophy, Philosophies of Love and Friendship