Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen
  • Discipline: Acting Director of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics
  • Organization: Georgia State University

Andrew I. Cohen is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics and Georgia State University. Convinced he had no other marketable skills and that academic life was filled with guarantees of riches and job security, he pursued and earned his PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has taught in schools throughout the southeast and Midwest; the number of license plates he accumulated as a gypsy academic might show foolish tenacity or luck or something else. Georgia it is: now he’s got a wife, two kids, a mortgage, and tenure. His work now touches on themes in social contract theory, reparations and apologies for historic injustices, and global justice. He was fortunate to receive support from IHS throughout his academic career, both as a graduate student and beyond. In his spare time he lives it up in suburban domesticity. When he’s lucky he gets to go to sleep. Among his publications is Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (co-edited with Christopher Heath Wellman) (Wiley: 2014), and a forthcoming book on ethics and public policy. www.gsu.edu/ethics