Prof. Ohad Nachtomy
Ohad Nachotmy holds the Sonia T. Marschak Academic Chair in Humanities and Arts and currently serves as the head of the Department.
Among other things, he is interested in the intersection between Science and Philosophy in the Early Modern Period; Philosophy and History of Biology; Mind-Body Relations. Below are outlines of several projects his is engaged with.
- A project examining the nature of human technology in comparison with natural technology, by using tools from information theory. The successful candidate will cooperate with Professors Ohad Nachtomy, Olaf Witkowski, Zohar Yakhini and Ayelet Shavit. We are looking for a Ph.D. student interested in the topic and capable of performing independent research. A background in biology, computer science and/or computational biology is required. A background in philosophy of science is desirable and competence in programing (for simulations) is highly desirable.
- A project examining mind–body relations experimentally by referring to yoga practice and its tradition of correlating postures and moods as a test case. The project involves Professor Ohad Nachtomy, Professor Moshe Bar (Bar-Ilan), Dr. Eyal Shifroni and Dr. Nava Levit-Binun (IDC). The ideal Ph.D. candidate should be motivated to pursue research on this topic and have a solid background in experimental psychology or cognitive science. Additional background in philosophy is highly desirable.
- A project on Spinoza entitled On the Capacities of the Body and the Wonders of the Mind.
- A project on Leibniz’s Preestablished Harmonies (with Uri Eran, Noam Hoffer, and Reed Winegar).