Dr. Sharon Weisser

Department of Philosophy
חוג לפילוסופיה סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Sharon Weisser
Phone: 03-6409425
Office: Gilman-humanities, 274

General Information


Dr. Sharon Weisser is a Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, specializing in Ancient Philosophy. Her  areas of specialization include Stoic philosophy, the ancient theory of emotions, Philo of Alexandria and polemics in ancient philosophy.

Dr. Weisser completed her Ph.D. studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Ecole Pratiques des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), Paris. Her dissertation thesis, which focused on the dispute on emotions between the Stoics and the Peripatetic tradition was awarded the Hebrew University Shlomiuk Prize for outstanding PhD dissertation in the Humanities. She was a Visiting Student Research Collaborator  at the department of Philosophy at Princeton University in 2010-2011 and a Polonsky Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Polonsky Academy, The Van Leer Institute, in Jerusalem. Dr. Weisser is also a member of the team of the International Philo Bibliography Project.



- S. Weisser and N. Thaler (eds.), Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy (Leiden: Brill, 2016).

- S. Weisser, ‘The Art of Quotations: Plutarch and Galen against Chrysippus’ in S. Weisser and N. Thaler (eds.), Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy (Leiden: Brill, 2016) 205–229.

- S. Weisser, 'Why does Philo criticize the Stoic Ideal of apatheia in On Abraham 257? Philo and the Consolatory   Literature', Classical Quarterly  62/1 (2012): 242–259.

- S. Weisser, 'The Dispute on Homer: Exegetical Polemic in Galen’s Criticism of Chrysippus,' in M. Niehoff (ed.), Homer and the Bible in the Eyes of Ancient Interpreters (Leiden: Brill, 2012) 175–197.

- S. Weisser, 'Philo’s Therapeutae and Essenes: a Precedent for the Exceptional Condemnation of Slavery in Gregory of Nyssa?’ in K. Berthelot and M. Morgenstein (eds.), The Quest for a Common Humanity: Human Dignity and Otherness in the Religious Traditions of the Mediterranean (Leiden: Brill, 2011) 289–310.

- S. Weisser, ‘La figure du prokoptôn chez Philon d'Alexandrie ou la proximité de la sagesse,”   in  S. Inowlocki et  B. Decharneux (eds.), Philon d'Alexandrie, un penseur à l’intersection des cultures gréco-romaine,  orientale, juive et chrétienne (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011) 221–239.

- Review of Y. Amir & M. R. Niehoff, Philo of Alexandria, part V, Allegorical Exegesis on Genesis 12-41 (Jerusalem: Mossad Bialik, 2012 [in Hebrew]), The Studia Philonica Annual 27 (2015): 231-254.

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