Dr. Elliot D. Cohen received his┬áPh.D. from Brown University, and is one of the principal founders of “philosophical counseling” in the United States. He is also founder and editor of the┬áInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy┬áand the┬áInternational Journal of Philosophical Practice, as well as the┬áethics editor of┬áFree Inquiry Magazine.┬áHe co-founded and is Executive Director for┬áthe National Philosophical Counseling Association (NPCA), and he is the President of the Institute of Critical Thinking, a national center for logic-based therapy.
Dr. Cohen has written┬átwenty-five books and numerous articles in philosophical counseling, applied philosophy, and applied ethics. His books include┬áThe Theory and Practice of Logic-Based Therapy;┬áThe Dutiful Worrier: How to Stop Compulsive Worry without Feeling Guilty;┬áThe New Rational Therapy: Thinking Your Way to Serenity, Success, and Profound Happiness;┬áand┬áWhat Would Aristotle Do? Self-Control through the Power of Reason. His┬ábooks and articles have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Korean, German, and Italian. Elliot has also been interviewed by New York Times Magazine, The Chicago Tribune,┬áand the┬áLondon Observer, among other national and international media platforms.
In┬áthe field of applied ethics, Cohen has contributed heavily to the development of┬áprofessional ethics (medicine, law, and┬ájournalism, as well as counseling). He has also┬ápublished six books┬áon┬ávarious aspects of mass media ethics–most recently, two political science books┬áon mass surveillance.