Cole Fishman is a PhD Student in the Department of Religion at Columbia University. Previously, he was a graduate student in Columbia’s Slavic department studying literature and economics. Cole’s research is on the philosophy of religion, specifically on Søren Kierkegaard's relationship to German Idealism (most notably Hegel). Cole’s research is also on modern financial markets, both Russian and American, and their religious correlations. Cole’s other research topics are on religion and postmodernism, ancient religious mysticism, religion and AI, and Soviet history. Recent papers include a forthcoming article on Hegel and Artificial Intelligence titled "Hegel and Artificial Intelligence: On Thinking Beyond Thinking."