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, 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 Programme (contemporary continental philosophy) and in the Foundation Year Programme (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.
Environmental Philosophy, 19th- and 20th-Century Continental Philosophy (esp. Phenomenology, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas, and Irigaray), Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, French Feminist Philosophy, Philosophies of Love and Friendship