Ohad Nahtomy

I am a professor of philosophy 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, mind-body relations, 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. My PhD thesis (A Leibnizian Approach to Possibility, 1998) was advised by  Christia Mercer, Alan Gabbey, and Haim Gaifman. I spent a year at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, conducting postdoctoral research on Leibniz and Spinoza with Pierre-François Moreau.

I 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, as well as a member at the institutes for advanced study in Princeton and Paris.

I have currently completed two books: Living Mirrors: Infinity, Unity, and Life in Leibniz’s Philosophy and The Psychophysical Lab: Yoga Practice and the Mind-Body Problem (with Eyal Shifroni).

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Contact Information

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

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

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