Director of the Bucerius Institute
Department of Jewish History
University of Haifa
Dr. Cedric Cohen-Skalli
Dr. Cedric Cohen-Skalli teaches early modern and modern Jewish Philosophyat the Dept. of Jewish History at the University of Haifa. His research focuses on the relationship of Jewish thinkers to two main philosophical shifts: the shift from Medieval philosophy to early modern thought (14th-17th century), and the shift from early modern to modern thought (18th-20th century). He published three books and many articles on diverse aspects of Jewish thought and literature in early modern and modern period. He is also translator of many works of Freud, Benjamin, Scholem, Idel and Abravanel.
Research Areas: history of Jewish philosophy, history of German philosophy, philosophy of translation in German context, modern political thought, history of art, aesthetics.
998-2004 Ph.D. in Philosophy, School of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University.
Dissertation topic: The Humanistic Rhetoric of Don Isaac Abravanel:
Rhetoric, History and Tradition in Isaac Abravanel’s Introductions and Letters
(dissertation in Hebrew)
1996-1998 D.E.A. de Philosophie, University of Lille III, topic:
A translation and commentary of Gerschom Sholem’s article
« Der Begriff der Kawwana in der alten Kabala ».
1994-1996 Prepared and passed the prestigious exam of the French Office of Education:
Agrégation de philosophie.
1990-1994 B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, Sorbonne University Paris I. Thesis:
The Concept of Science in Aristotle’s and Hegel’s Work,