Fellow, Applied Ethics, Mass Media, & Philosophical Counseling

Elliot D. CohenDr. Elliot D. Cohen received his Ph.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 International Journal of Applied Philosophy and the International Journal of Philosophical Practice, as well as the ethics editor of Free Inquiry Magazine. He co-founded and is Executive Director for the 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 twenty-five books and numerous articles in philosophical counseling, applied philosophy, and applied ethics. His books include The Theory and Practice of Logic-Based TherapyThe Dutiful Worrier: How to Stop Compulsive Worry without Feeling GuiltyThe New Rational Therapy: Thinking Your Way to Serenity, Success, and Profound Happiness; and What Would Aristotle Do? Self-Control through the Power of Reason. His books 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, and the London Observer, among other national and international media platforms.

In the field of applied ethics, Cohen has contributed heavily to the development of professional ethics (medicine, law, and journalism, as well as counseling). He has also published six books on various aspects of mass media ethics–most recently, two political science books on mass surveillance.