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Citizenship: Israel/United States


Current Position

Faculty Member, Department of Philosophy Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel (Rank: Assistant Professor)


Ph.D., Philosophy, Boston University (2005-2011)

LL.B., Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, Israel (1994-1998)

B.A., Political Science and Judaic Studies, Rutgers University (1990-1994)
Areas of Specialization

Ancient Greek Philosophy (especially Plato and Aristotle) and Literature, Hegel, German Idealism and 19th and 20th Century German Philosophy through Heidegger, Political Philosophy

Areas of Competence

History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, History of Ethics, Philosophy of Law


Subjectivity as a Philosophical Problem: The Case of Plato and Hegel

Committee: Stanley Rosen (advisor), David Roochnik, Richard Velkley, C. Allen Speight


Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals
Speculari Aude: The Platonic Path of Metaphysics in Dieter Henrich”, Review of Metaphysics, 69 (December 2015): 347-372.
Psuchē, Chronos and Logos in Plato’s Euthydemus, accepted for publication and forthcoming with Epoché: A Journal of the History of Philosophy (April 2017)
“What is First Philosophy? Comments on Richard Velkley’s Heidegger, Strauss and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting”, in History of European Ideas, vol. 39, 6: 899-915.
“Tyrant and Philosopher: Two Fundamental Lives in Plato’s Myth of Er” in Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought, vol. 29, no. 1 (2012): 1-20.
Chapter in a Peer-Reviewed Volume
“Freedom and Subjectivity: Platonic Reflections on a Hegelian Theme”, in Post-Subjectivity, ed. Christoph Schmidt, Merav Mack, Andy German (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), pp. 163-181.
Edited Volume
Stanley Rosen, Platonic Production: Theme and Variations, edited with an introductory essay by Andy R. German, titled “Discovery, Production, and Time: The Horizon of Philosophy in Plato and Heidegger” (South Bend, ID.: St. Augustine’s, 2014). ISBN-13: 978-1587316425.
Encyclopedia Entries
“Martin Heidegger” (in Hebrew), accepted and forthcoming with the Encyclopedia Hebraica
Book Reviews
Review of David Ciavatta, Spirit, the Family, and the Unconscious in Hegel’s Philosophy, (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009) (forthcoming in The Owl of Minerva: Journal of the Hegel Society of America, January 2014).
Review of Robert Pippin, Hegel on Self-Consciousness: Desire and Death in the Phenomenology of Spirit (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2011), in The Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 50, No. 1 (January 2012): 145-146.
Review of Andrew S. Mason, Plato (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), in Ancient Philosophy, 32 (2012): 198-202.
Review of Ernest Sosa, Knowing Full Well (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011), in The Review of Metaphysics, December 2012.
Review of Thomas A. Lewis, Religion, Politics and Modernity in Hegel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2012.08.24).
Papers currently in Progress
“Is Socrates Free?”

“Hegel and the Greeks on the Principle of Non-Contradiction”

“Socratic Iconography: Two Examples in the Phaedo

“Mathematics and the Problem of Self-Knowledge in Plato’s Theaetetus

“Plato’s ‘ΠΑΛΙΝ ΕΞ ΑΡΧΗΣ’: The Structural and Philosophical Significance of a Linguistic Usage”
Refereed Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures – Forthcoming and Past
“Socratic Iconography: Two Examples in the Phaedo,” at the XIth Symposium Platonicum, (July 4-8, 2016), Brasilia, Brazil.
“Hegel and Aristotle on Non-Contradiction”, at the Annual Meeting of the APA (Eastern Division), The Society for Systematic Philosophy, (January 7, 2016), Washington, D.C.
“Is Socrates Free?” at Bard College – Berlin (October 8, 2015) (Invited Lecture)
Psuchē, Chronos and Logos in Plato’s Euthydemus at the annual meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society (April 10, 2015), Lexington, KY and at the Boston University Philosophy Colloquium (February 23, 2015)
Speculari Aude: Self-Consciousness and Post-Kantian Metaphysics in Dieter Henrich” (April 17, 2015), The Metaphysical Society of America, Athens, Georgia
Eleutheria and Equipoise: A Reexamination of Freedom in Plato’s Dialogues (July 14, 2014)

26th International Conference on Philosophy, Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece

A Socratic Debt to Sophistry: Remarks on the Euthydemus (January 15, 2014)

“Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy”

The Van Leer Institute (Jerusalem, Israel)
Comments on Rebecca LeMoines’ Socrates as Citizen-Foreigner in Plato’s Apology and Crito (April 12, 2013) Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago Illinois
Nature and its Political Implications in Plato and Hegel (April 11, 2013)

Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago Illinois

Comments on Prof. Samuel Scolnicov’s Temporal and Non-Temporal Teleology in Plato (February 18, 2013) The Israel Philosophy Association Annual Meeting, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Platonic Anamnêsis in Temporal Ontology: Notes on a Problem in Heidegger (January 16, 2013) Tel-Aviv University Philosophical Colloquium

Tyrant and Philosopher: Two Fundamental Lives in Plato (April 20, 2012)

Ancient Philosophy Society, San Francisco, CA

Plato’s Myth of Er (November 22, 2011)

Philosophical Colloquium, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Absolute Idea and the Idea tou Agathou (October 22, 2011)

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University

Ancient Soul, Modern Subject (May 11, 2011)

Philosophical Colloquium of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Individualism, Ancient and Modern: Remarks on Plato’s Charmides (October 2010)

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit in Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion (May and June 2010)

Workshop on Subjectivity in Christian Theology and Philosophy, The Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel

Desire, Nature, Freedom: The Quarrel between Plato and Hegel (April 2010)

Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Duquesne University

Comments on Brian Marrin’s ‘The City in Speech and the Dialectic of Philosophy in the Republic’ (November 2008)

Graduate Philosophy Series, Boston University

The Problem of Nature in the Timaeus (February 2008)

Graduate Philosophy Series, Boston University

Comments on Andreas Elpidorou’s ‘Reading the Sophist with and against Heidegger’ (October 2007) Graduate Philosophy Series, Boston University
Teaching Experience
Course Creator and Instructor
Forthcoming Classes

Socrates and the Sophists: The Struggle over Reason in Greece (Undergraduate Seminar)(Fall 2015)

Heidegger and the Greeks: A Study of his Critical Reading of Plato and Aristotle (Graduate Seminar)(Spring 2016)

What is "Psychology" in Aristotle? An Analysis of "De Anima" and Related Texts (Undergraduate Elective)(Spring 2015)
Past Classes
Aristotle’s Metaphysics: Being, Form, Activity, God (Upper Level Undergraduate Seminar)(Spring 2015)

How Should We Read a Platonic Dialogue? A Study of Plato’s Theaetetus (Upper Level Undergraduate Seminar)(Spring 2015)

Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit: Modernity Reflecting on Itself (Graduate Seminar)(Fall 2014)

Humanitas: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives on the Humanities (Spring 2014)

Soul and Self-Knowledge in Plato (Hebrew), Ben-Gurion University (Fall 2013)

Love and Friendship in Greek Thought (Hebrew), Ben-Gurion University (Spring 2013)

Topics in Ancient Greek Philosophy (Hebrew), Tel Aviv University (Spring 2013)

Introduction to Ancient Greek Philosophy, Tel Aviv University (Fall 2012)

Business Ethics, Tel Aviv University (Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

Topics in Ethics, Boston University (Summer 2009)

Basic Problems in Philosophy, Boston University (Spring 2007 and Spring 2008)

Human Nature, Prof. Victor Kestenbaum (Fall 2006)

History of Ethics, Prof. Manfred Kuehn (Fall 2007)

History of Political Philosophy, Prof. Krzystof Michalski (Fall 2008)
Guest Lecturer

Great Philosophers, Boston University (Fall 2007) (taught classes on Friedrich Nietzsche)

Political Philosophy, Boston University (Fall 2008) (taught classes on Karl Marx and Carl Schmitt)
Grants, Awards and Fellowships

Text Seminar Leader, Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Cittá di Castello, Italy, July 2014

Participant, Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Cittá di Castello, Italy, July 2013

Conference Travel Grant: Department of Philosophy, Boston University, Spring and Fall 2010

Hellenic Studies Fellowship: Department of Philosophy, Boston University, 2007- 2010

Research Assistant Grant: Department of Philosophy, Boston University, 2007-2008

H.B. Earhart Fellowship, Earhart Foundation 2006-2007

H.B. Earhart Fellowship: Earhart Foundation, 2005-2006

DAAD Scholarship for the Study of German Language and Culture: Ruprecht Karls Universität, Heidelberg, Germany, 2003

Professional Service and Refereeing

Member of the Program Committee, Ancient Philosophy Society Annual Meeting 2016 (Portland, ME)

Referee for Submissions, American Political Science Review, 2013

Referee for Submissions – Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2012, 2014

Coordinator, Ancient Philosophy Reading Group, Boston University, Spring 2008
Director, Graduate-Faculty Philosophy Colloquium, Boston University, 2006-2007
Legal Experience

Attorney, Yigal Arnon and Co. Law Offices, Jerusalem, Israel, 2000-2005

Legal Officer, Judge-Advocate General’s Office and Office for Coordination and Liaison with the Palestinian Authority, Israeli Defense Forces, 1998-2000 (Rank: Captain, res.)

English (mother tongue), Hebrew (mother tongue), Classical Greek (advanced mastery), German (advanced mastery), French (good reading), Palestinian Arabic (spoken)

Professional Memberships

American Philosophical Association

Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy Society

Metaphysical Society of America

International Plato Society

Hegel Society of America

Israel Philosophy Association

Stanley Rosen

Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy (emeritus), Boston University
David Roochnik

Professor of Philosophy, Boston University
Richard Velkley

Celia Scott Weatherhead Professor of Philosophy, Tulane University
Victor Kestenbaum (teaching)

Professor of Philosophy, Boston University

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