Associate Director

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Professor Priscilla N. Cohn, PhD, began teaching Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College where she gained her PhD on the work of Heidegger. She has taught Philosophy for more than 35 years, and has written on animals, environmental issues, and ethical problems, as well as on contemporary philosophers and the history of philosophy, publishing in both English and Spanish. She was made full Professor in Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University in 1982, and was made Professor Emerita at Abington College at Pennsylvania State University in 2001. She has pioneered courses in animal ethics and lectured on five continents.

For three years, 1990-1993, she was Director of the Summer School Course in animal rights at Complutense University (Madrid) at El Escorial – which were the first courses of their kind in Spain. She also taught at the Graduate School Course on Applied Ethics at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1991. One of her books, Etica aplicada (Applied Ethics, 1981) written with José Ferrater Mora, contained the first essay on animal rights published in Spain. She has published 7 books, including: Contraception in Wildlife, Book I., edited with E. D. Plotka and U. S. Seal, in 1996 and Ethics and Wildlife in 1999, both published by The Edwin Mellen Press.

Her interest in wildlife is reflected in her work as the founder and director of PNC, Inc a nonprofit animal rights foundation that organised the first international conference on contraception in wildlife in the USA, and initiated and funded the first PZP fertility control study on white-tailed deer. She has been a board member of The Fund for Animals and Humane USA. PAC.

book cover - Diccionario de filosofía de bolsillo (Paperback edition) I
Diccionario de filosofía de bolsillo (Paperback edition) I

2 vols. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1983. Edition and abridgment of J. Ferrater Mora, Diccionario de filosofia, 4 vols. Madrid, 1979. A paperback abridgement of the comprising concepts.


book cover - Diccionario de filosofía de bolsillo (Paperback edition) II
Diccionario de filosofía de bolsillo (Paperback edition) II

2 vols. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1983. Edition and abridgment of J. Ferrater Mora, Diccionario de filosofia, 4 vols. Madrid, 1979. A paperback abridgement of the comprising concepts.


book cover - Diccionario de filosofía de bolsillo (Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy) I
Diccionario de filosofía de bolsillo (Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy) I

2 vols. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1983. Edition and abridgment of J. Ferrater Mora, Diccionario de filosofia, 4 vols. Madrid, 1979. A paperback abridgement of the comprising concepts.


book cover - Diccionario de filosofía de bolsillo (Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy) II
Diccionario de filosofía de bolsillo (Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy) II

2 vols. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1983. Edition and abridgment of J. Ferrater Mora, Diccionario de filosofia, 4 vols. Madrid, 1979. A paperback abridgement of the comprising concepts.


book cover - Diccionario de filosofía I
Diccionario de filosofía I

4 vols. Barcelona: Ariel 1994. (under the general supervision of Priscilla Cohn).


book cover - Diccionario de filosofía II
Diccionario de filosofía II

4 vols. Barcelona: Ariel 1994. (under the general supervision of Priscilla Cohn).


book cover - Diccionario de filosofía III
Diccionario de filosofía III

4 vols. Barcelona: Ariel 1994. (under the general supervision of Priscilla Cohn).


book cover - Diccionario de filosofía IV
Diccionario de filosofía IV

4 vols. Barcelona: Ariel 1994. (under the general supervision of Priscilla Cohn.).


book cover - Contraception in Wildlife
Contraception in Wildlife

Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, 1996

Consists of 15 chapters on the scientific aspects by a number of researchers working on contraception. It reveals a historically accurate picture of the emerging science in 1987.


book cover - Ethics and Wildlife
Ethics and Wildlife

(ed), Lewiston, Queenston, Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1999.

Papers, from a conference on wildlife at Penn State University, by Evelyn Pluhar, Tom Regan, Andrew Linzey and Gary Francione, and others.


book cover - Etica aplicada: (Popular edition) Del aborto a la violencia (Applied Ethics: from Abortion to Violence)
Etica aplicada: (Popular edition) Del aborto a la violencia (Applied Ethics: from Abortion to Violence)

Madrid, Alianza Editorial, 1981. Alianza: Edicions del Prado, 1994 (written with J. Ferrater Mora).

Deals with a number of contemporary ethical issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, sexual equality, the environment, paternalism, pornography, and violence. Its design is unique in that it contains a separate chapter by each author on every topic.


book cover - Etica aplicada: Del aborto a la violencia (Applied Ethics: from Abortion to Violence)
Etica aplicada: Del aborto a la violencia (Applied Ethics: from Abortion to Violence)

Madrid, Alianza Editorial, 1981. Alianza: Edicions del Prado, 1994 (written with J. Ferrater Mora).

Deals with a number of contemporary ethical issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, sexual equality, the environment, paternalism, pornography, and violence. Its design is unique in that it contains a separate chapter by each author on every topic.


book cover - Heidegger: Su filosophia a traves de la nada
Heidegger: Su filosophia a traves de la nada

(a translation of "Heidegger and das Nichts"), Madrid: Ediciones Guadarrama: Punto Omega, 1975.

An early study of Heidegger and the concept of nothingness.


book cover - Transparencies: Philosophical Essays in Honor of J. Ferrater Mora
Transparencies: Philosophical Essays in Honor of J. Ferrater Mora

(ed), Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1981.

Contains essays on Ferrater’s philosophical works by a number of noted authors as well as Ferrater’s response.


A selection of articles by Professor Cohn on animals

“Animals as Property and the Law” in R. Kevelson, ed., Law and Semiotics, New York and London, 1987, pp. 131-148.

“Kant y el problema de los derechos de los animales” [Kant and the Problem of Animal Rights] in Esperanza Guisan, ed., Esplendor y miseria de la etica kantiana, Barcelona, Anthropos, 1987, pp. 197-213.

“Animal Models” in Modelos de la Mente, Madrid, El Escorial, 1989, pp. 103-124.

“La teoria evolutiva y del continuo de Ferrater Mora” [Evolutionary Theory and Ferrater Mora’s Continuum] in Perspectivas actuales de logica y filosofia de la ciencia, Madrid, Spain, 1994, pp. 513-529.

“Wildlife Contraception: An Introduction” in Animal Law Seminar, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (The Continuing Legal Education Arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association), Mechanicsburg, Pa, 2003, pp. 131-136.

“Tendiendo puentes: la teoria del sentido y el continuo en J. Ferrater Mora,” Teorema, XI/1 (1981), 37-56.

“Taking an Ethical Stand on Raptors,” Educational Hawkwatcher, 3 (August, 1989), 1-4.

“The Thirsty Cow and an Important Distinction” in Animal Law, Vol 3, 1997, 31-38.

“Una conceptión inherentista de los animales” ["An Inherentist Conception of Animals”] in Teorema, XVII/3, 1999, 85-101.