Faculty

Philosophy faculty at NYU Abu Dhabi come from all over the world and have a wide range of research and teaching interests. You will find biographies, course listings, research and publications, and contact information on each faculty member's profile.

  • Kevin Coffey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: kevin.coffey@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, University of Virginia; PhD, University of Michigan

    Research Interests: philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, philosophy of language

  • Taneli Kukkonen, Interim Dean of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ktk4@nyu.edu
    Education: MTh, MA, and DTh, University of Helsinki

    Research Interests: classical Arabic philosophy, Aristotle, Plato

  • Phillip Mitsis, Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: pm4@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Williams College; PhD Cornell University

    Research Interests: Greek and Roman drama, ancient philosophy

  • Sarah Paul, Associate Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: skp5@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Carleton College; PhD Stanford University

    Research Interests: philosophy of action, philosophy of mind

  • Gabriel Rabin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: gabriel.oak.rabin@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Columbia University; PhD University of California Los Angeles

    Research Interests: philosophy of mind, metaphysics

  • Matthew Silverstein, Program Head, Philosophy; Associate Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: matthew.silverstein@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, Amherst College; BPhil, University of Oxford; PhD, University of Michigan

    Research Interests: foundations of ethics, normative ethics, the philosophy of action, political philosophy, early moder...

  • Tuomo Tiisala, Visiting Assistant Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: tuomo.tiisala@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Chicago

    Research Interests: Social and political philosophy, 19th and 20th-century European philosophy, normativity

Past Affiliate and Visiting Faculty

To be clear-headed rather than confused; lucid rather than obscure; rational rather than otherwise; and to be neither more, nor less, sure of things than is justifiable by argument or evidence. That is worth trying for.