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Visiting Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire

Martin Cohen is a British social scientist who writes on philosophy, philosophy of science and political philosophy. He hastaught and researched at universities in the UK, Australia and France and was, for a couple of years, a Visiting Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire (UK) as well as a Visiting Lecturer in English and Social Science at the University of Pau (France). He is also Editor of The Philosopher, one of the world’s oldest philosophical magazines with a tradition of writing "philosophy for all."

He is particularly interested in exploring the way facts and arguments are directed and sometimes distorted for political ends, a central debate in the philosophy of science. This is also the theme of his book I Think Therefore I Eat (Turner 2018), a philosophical take on the politics of food. He has written for newspapers, magazines and specialist websites on food including the European Food Agency and The Guardian.

He is the author of a book called 'Paradigm Shift' which looks among other things at how information cascades distort rational, scientific debate, with a particular focus on health issues. The book looks at the example of highly mediatised 'pandemic' alarms, and why they have turned out eventually to be little more than scares.


  • –present
    Visiting Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire


  • 2001 
    Exeter, Philosophy of Education