Dr. Lin Chalozin-Dovrat - Lin specializes in cognitive approaches to the study of scientific knowledge, and in the historical epistemology of linguistics & cognitive science. She earned her PhD from Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) & Tel Aviv University (2015). Her PhD dissertation studied the relations between time and space in cognitive theories in linguistics. Lin’s current research examines the supremacy of space and spatial competence in the cognitive sciences, and hopes to elucidate the role played by concept of space in the redistribution of scientific disciplines since the 18th century. Lin also coordinates the research group “The Public Role of the Academia”, a joint project of the Minerva Humanities Center and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University. The group aims to produce original research on the distinctive situation of the university in Israel today, and the interface between the production of knowledge and the social, political and economic conditions in which knowledge takes shape. Lin’s research interests include historical epistemology, the history of linguistics and the cognitive sciences, and the philosophy of language broadly conceived, including the various philosophical & scientific investigations about the nature of language and language use. personal website.
Dr. Noam Yuran - Political Economy, Political Thought, Critical Theory, Social Thought, Philosophy of Economics, Philosophy and Media, Psychoanalysis (PhD: Ben Gurion University, 2010)
Dr. Uri Leibowitz - Dr. Leibowitz’s main areas of research are Ethics/Meta-Ethics and Philosophy of Science. He published papers in leading journals (e.g., Noûs, Philosophical Studies) on diverse topics such as The Nature of Explanation, Moral Epistemology, Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics, Moral Reasoning, Particularism, and Evolutionary Debunking Arguments. Dr. Leibowitz was a co-recipient of an AHRC research grant for a three-year project titled “From Explanation to Ethics and Back Again” (2013-16) and is the co-editor of Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics (OUP, 2016). During AY 16-17 he is on leave from the University of Nottingham, UK, where he holds a permanent position and where he served as Director of Teaching for the Department of Philosophy until summer 2016. Before joining the University of Nottingham in 2010, Dr. Leibowitz taught in the USA at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Cornell College. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Tel-Aviv University (physics and philosophy), and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Among the many topics he taught: Ethics, Metaethics, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Symbolic Logic, Critical Thinking, and Introduction to Philosophy through Science Fiction Short Stories.
Dr. Carmel L. Vaisman - Dr. Carmel L. Vaisman is a digital culture researcher with a specific interest in the posthuman facets of contemporary media and currently working on her book "posthumanism in everyday life". She is the co-founder and organizer of the academic program of Oh-Man Oh-Machine international conferences and founder of the Israeli Critical Posthumanism salon group. She teaches the graduate methodological seminar on researching digital culture at the Cohn Institute, undergraduate seminars in the Liberal Arts international program and the multidisciplinary program in the humanities, facilitating critical reading of contemporary and futuristic technological discourses, and electives on digital discourse and religious aspects of technology. Her first book, Hebrew On-Line, co-authored with Ilan Gonen, was published in Hebrew in 2011 (Keter books). She published in journals such as Language & Communication, Visual Communication, and the Journal of Children and Media as well as edited volumes such as Digital Discourse (2011, Oxford University Press), Mediated Youth (2014, Palgrave-McMillan) and International Blogging (2009, Peter Lang). She is trained as a digital anthropologist and earned her PhD in communications from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2010. For a complete list of publications, op-eds, popular talks and media interviews, visit absolutecarmel.com
Dr. Naveh Frumer - Critical Theory, Theories of Justice, Moral and Political Philosophy (PhD The New School for Social Research, 2016). Naveh Frumer finished his MA in philosophy at Tel Aviv University and gained his PhD from The New School for Social Research in New York. At the center of his work is the concept of justice—or rather injustice—in critical social theory, particularly in the Frankfurt School tradition (especially Adorno, Habermas, and Honneth). He is also exploring the challenges posed by post-Marxist and post-structuralist philosophy (Foucault, Balibar, and others) to canonical political ideas such as freedom, power, and legitimation, as well as to contractualist and rights-centered theories of justice (Kant, Rawls). His work is further informed by contemporary social research into the currently-unfolding neoliberal or post-welfare era, and the philosophical questions it raises with respect to democracy, egalitarianism, and citizenship.
Dr. Ruthie Ginsburg - Ruthie Ginsburg is a fellow researcher at the Minerva Humanities Center, Tel-Aviv University. Her dissertation was on Israeli human rights organizations that work in the Palestinian Occupied Territories through looking on their photography. She published her work in a book And You Will Serve as Eyes for Us Resling Press (in Hebrew(. Ginsburg's research focuses on the relationship between human rights, visual practices of documentation, and conflicts. Her current research, which is supported by Fritz Thyssen foundation, is on citizens' photography as knowledge production in the realm of human rights. She lectures on visual culture studies and theory of photography at Tel-Aviv University, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and Hamidrasha faculty of art at Biet Berl College.
Dr. Tamar Mishmar - Dr. Tamar Mishmar holds an M.A. degree from the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, and Ph.D. in Hebrew Literature from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Ph.D. dissertation titled "An Academic Edition of the Unpublished Novel by Rachel Eytan, Accompanied by A Poetic-historic Preface." She taught Hebrew Literature and Gender Studies at The Open University and at Beit Berl college. She presented many papers at academic conferences in Israel and abroad, and published articles about Israeli writers. Her recent publication titled "The Conditions for the Possibility of Testimony and Affirmative Ethics in The Rose of Lebanon" (Mikan, vol. 16, March 2016). Dr. Mishmar's academic interests include Hebrew Literature and Israeli Culture, Literature and Ethics, Literature and Trauma Discourse, Critical Theories, Feminist Philosophy, Post-Colonialism, Utopian and Dystopian Studies, Post-Humanism, History of the Book and Print Culture. In the Cohn Institute she teaches the course "The Book: History and Culture".
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