Faculty Members

The Institute is the largest and most dynamic center for the History of Science and the Social Studies of Knowledge in the country and one of the most active in the world. Our faculty members consistently win competitive scholarships and grants, publish in top-ranking  journals and are known for their innovative research.



Faculty Members

Dr. Ori Belkind

Philosophy of Science; Phlosophy of Physics; Early Modern Thought (PhD: University of Washington, 2004)


Dr. Lin Chalozin-Dovrat 

History and Philosophy of the Language Sciences, Critical Theory (PhD: Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) & Tel Aviv University, 2015)


Prof. Leo Corry

History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics (PhD: Tel-Aviv University, 1990)


Dr. Michael Friedman

היסטוריה ופילוסופיה של המתמטיקה, פילוסופיה קונטיננטלית במאה ה-20 וה-21 (דוקטורט אוניברסיטת בר אילן 2011).


Dr. Snait Gissis 

Interactions between sociological and biological thinking (18th to 20th century), The Enlightenment, Race and Racism, Sociology of Science (PhD: Tel-Aviv University, 1997)


Dr. Ahmad Igbaria

Islamic Philosophy and Science (PhD: Haifa University, 2010)

Prof. Shaul Katzir

Modern Physics, Technology and Society (PhD: Tel Aviv University 2003)


Dr. Ehud Lamm

Philosophy of Science, History and Philosophy of Biology, The Theory of Evolution (PhD: Tel Aviv University, 2010)


Prof. Amos Morris-Reich

History of photography; History of biologically oriented human sciences; History of antisemitism and scientific racism (PhD: Hebrew University, 2004)


Dr. Eshbal Ratzon



Prof. Yossef Schwartz

Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual History (PhD: Hebrew University, 1996)


Dr. Shira Shmuely



Prof. Matteo Valleriani

Professor by Special Appointment, Senior Researcher Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Honorary Professor in History of Science at the Technische Universität in Berlin








Prof. Zev Bechler 

Philosophy of Science


Prof. Itzhak Ben-Israel

Philosophy of Physics (PhD: Tel-Aviv University, 1988)


Prof. José Brunner

Modern Political Theory; Psychoanalysis and Politics (PhD: Oxford University, 1987)


Prof. Rivka Feldhay

Science and Religion in Early Modern Europe· (PhD: Hebrew University, 1986)

Prof. Menachem Fisch

Rationality Theory; History of Early Victorian Science (PhD: Tel-Aviv University, 1986)


Prof. Gideon Freudenthal

Philosophy of Science· (PhD: Free University of Berlin, 1980)


Prof. Eva Jablonka 

History and Philosophy of Biology and the Theory of Evolution (PhD: Hebrew University, 1988)

Prof. Adi Ophir

Continental Philosophy and Political Theory · (PhD: Boston University, 1984)




Prof. Sabetai Unguru

History of Ancient Mathematics; Medieval Science

Dr. Ido Yavetz

History of Technology; History of Modern Physics; Ancient Astronomy (PhD: Tel-Aviv University, 1989)



Prof. Moshe Zuckermann

History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Aesthetic Theory (PhD: Tel-Aviv University, 1986)







In memory of

Prof. Amos Funkenstein (1937-1995)


Prof. Yehuda Elkana (1934-2012)



Prof. Carlo Strenger (1958-2019)





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