Ohad Nahtomy

I am an associate professor at the philosophy department at Bar-Ilan University, and a visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. I work on early modern philosophy, philosophy and history of biology, Wittgenstein’s philosophy, and multicultural theory (especially in the Israeli context).

I began studying philosophy and history of science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, then went to Columbia University for graduate school. I wrote my PhD thesis (A Leibnizian Approach to Possibility, 1998) under the supervision of  Christia Mercer, Alan Gabbey, and Haim Gaifman. I also spent a year at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris conducting postdoctoral research on Leibniz and Spinoza with Pierre-François Moreau.

I have previously taught at Tel-Hai Academic College, Israel, Lehigh University, Fordham University, and been a visiting scholar at Princeton and the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon.

In the last few years, I have been concentrating on the connection between infinity and life in Leibniz’s philosophy, and am currently completing a book  entitled Living Mirrors: Infinity, Unity, and Life in Leibniz’s Philosophy.

Click here to see (and download) my books and articles.

Contact Information

Email: (the best way to contact me):ohadnachtomy@me.com

Surface: Philosophy Department, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, 52900, Israel

* I would like to thank Liat Lavi for her great work on this site.

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