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Emeritus, Retired, and Deceased Faculty

Sheldon CohenSheldon Cohen

Professor Emeritus
815 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0480

Phone: 865-974-7215
Fax: 865-974-3509

...And on a more personal note

I was in New York City a week after the September 11th terrorist attacks and stayed for a number of days. I kept a diary of those days and if you are interested in reading the diary, click here .

My Ph.D. is from the Northwestern University and I joined the department in the fall of 1969.

Ancient and medieval philosophy

Recent, representative publications

  • Aristotle on Nature and Incomplete Substance (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • Aristotle on Elemental Motion," Phronesis (1994)
  • "Moral Philosophy, International Law, and the deaths of Innocents," in Just War, Nonviolence, and Nuclear Deterrence, ed. Richard Werner (Longwood, 1991).
  • Deterrence, ed. Richard Werner (Longwood, 1991) "Luck and Happiness in the Nicomachean Ethics," Soundings (1990)
  • Arms and Judgment: Law, Morality, and the Conduct of War in the Twentieth Century (Westview, 1989)

Undergraduate courses in ancient and medieval philosophy and graduate courses on each of Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas-Anselm-Augustine

Various lectures to local churches and synagogues on the Greek view of the soul, medieval theology, and so on

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