Christopher Cohoon

Christopher Cohoon

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

Christopher Cohoon Christopher Cohoon

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

Christopher Cohoon received his PhD in philosophy from Stony Brook in 2016. In his research, Dr. Cohoon works in the areas of environmental philosophy and ethics, food ethics, 19th- and 20th-Century continental philosophy, French feminism, ancient Greek philosophy, and the philosophy of love and friendship. His current book project investigates the place and force of elemental nature in the radical phenomenology and ethics of Emmanuel Levinas. His next book project examines the notion of ecologically embodied generosity in Levinas and Nietzsche.

At King’s, Dr. Cohoon teaches in the Contemporary Studies Program (contemporary continental philosophy) and in the Foundation Year Program (core texts), where he serves as Associate Director, Academic. Beyond King’s, he teaches an interdisciplinary course called “Confronting Fascism” in the Dalhousie German Department, and he also teaches with Halifax Humanities and with the Burnside Prison Education Program. Before coming to Halifax, he taught at Stony Brook, Stony Brook Manhattan, and the Institut Télécom in Paris, where he was an Invited Researcher at the Sorbonne (Paris IV).

Dr. Cohoon rides his bike to school.

Selected Publications

  • “Human Edibility, Ecological Embodiment,” Environmental Ethics 41.4 (2019) [Forthcoming]
  • “Extravagant Generosity: Levinas, Nietzsche, Plotinus,” Symposium 23.2 (2019) [Forthcoming]
  • “Being Food: Plumwood’s Inverted Extensionism” in Rethinking Ethical Diets and Animal Ethics: Beyond Extensionism, ed. Mark Alfino (Springer, 2019) [forthcoming]
  • “Levinas on the Knife Edge: Body, Race, and Fascism in 1934,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy 32.3 (2018)
  • “Friendship and the Divine Wish: Re-Reading Nicomachean Ethics 1159a5-12,” Epoché 21.2 (2017): 371-390.
  • “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,” Epoché 12:2 (Spring 2008): 359–377.


Environmental Philosophy and Ethics, Food Ethics, 19th- and 20th-Century Continental Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophies of Love and Friendship