Ted Cohen is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy whose research primarily falls in the philosophy of art, with attendant interests in the philosophy of language and the history of the philosophy of art. Among other topics, he has written extensively on philosophical issues concerning metaphor, philosophy and literature, and jokes. Within these broader fields, he has strong interests in Jewish humor and the study of contemporary Israeli authors (in translation), especially Amoz Oz, Meir Shalev, and A. B. Yehoshua. Some sense of Cohen’s interests in these matters, both concerning Jewish humor and the aesthetical appreciation of Biblical texts, can be found in his books Jokes and Thinking of Others.
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- NEW AUDIO: Adam Kirsch, "Is There Such a Thing as Jewish Literature?"
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