Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy
D - 6 East 16th Street
Omri Boehm joined the NSSR Philosophy department in 2010. He teaches and writes on early modern philosophy and philosophy of religion, with a specific focus on Descartes, Spinoza and Kant. His books include The Binding of Isaac: A Religious Model of Disobedience (Continuum, 2007), Kant’s Critique of Spinoza (Oxford University Press, 2014), and Haifa Republic: A Democratic Future for Israel (Penguin Random House, 2021). In addition to his academic publications, he has also written for outlets including the LA Review of Books and the New York Times.
PhD 2009, Yale University
Haifa Republic: A Democratic Future for Israel (Penguin Random House, 2021)
Kant’s Critique of Spinoza (Oxford University Press, 2014)
The Binding of Isaac: a Religious Model of Disobedience (Continuum, 2007; paperback, Bloomsbury, 2014)
“The Principle of Sufficient Reason, the Ontological Argument and the Is-Ought Distinction,” The European Journal of Philosophy, 2016
“Freedom and the Cogito,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2014
“Kant’s Regulative Spinozism” Kant-Studien, 2012
"The First Antinomy and Spinoza," The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2011
"Kant and Spinoza Debating the Third Antinomy," The Oxford Handbook for Spinoza (Oxford University Press, 2014)
"Kant's Idea of the Unconditioned and Spinoza's," Spinoza and German Idealism (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
“Child Sacrifice, Ethical Responsibility and the Existence of the People of Israel,” Vetus Testamentum (April 2004).
“The Binding of Isaac: an Inner-Biblical Polemic on the Question of Disobeying a Manifestly Illegal Order,” Vetus Testamentum (January 2002).
"Kant and Spinoza Debating the Third Anatomy," in Michael Della Rocca, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Spinoza (September 2017).
"Israeli Democracy Can Only Survive with Palestinian-Jewish Solidarity," Time (February 6, 2023)
"After Liberal Zionism, the One Hope for a Democratic Israel," New York Review of Books (June 9, 2020)
"Did Israel Just Stop Trying to Be a Democracy?" The New York Times (July 26, 2018)
"Liberal Zionism in the Age of Trump," The New York Times (December 26, 2016)
Kant, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion