Dr. Noam Hoffer

Fields of Interest

Kant, Early Modern Philosophy



    Academic Employment

    2020-               Assistant Professor, Bar-Ilan University

    2019-20           Kreitman Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Ben-Gurion University

    2019-20           Lecturer, Levinsky College of Education

    2017-19           Post-Doctoral Researcher, Bar-Ilan University (ISF Project: ‘The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy’, PI: Prof. Ohad Nachtomy)


    2011-2017            Ph.D. in Philosophy, Indiana University Bloomington.

                                    Minor in Germanic Studies

                                    Dissertation: Kant’s Theoretical Conception of God

    Committee: Allen Wood (chair), Sandra Shapshay, Timothy O’Connor, Michel Chaouli

    2002-6                   M.A. in Philosophy.  Summa Cum Laude, Tel Aviv University

                                    Thesis: “On the Notion of the Interesting: Aspects in Aesthetics”

                                    Advisor: Eli Friedlander

    1998-2002            B.A. in Philosophy.  Magna Cum Laude, Tel Aviv University

    • Introduction to modern philosophy from Descartes to Kant
    • Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
    • Early modern conceptions of God 

    “Dialectical Illusion in Kant’s Only Possible Argument” Kantian Review, 25:3 (2020)

     “Kant’s Regulative Metaphysics of God and the Lawfulness of Nature” Southern Journal of Philosophy, 57:2 (2019).

    “The Relation between God and the World in the Pre-Critical Kant: was Kant a Spinozist?” Kantian Review 21:2 (2016).

    “Kant’s Religion and the Reflective Judgment” in Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter. (2013).

    Book reviews:

    Review of Edward Kanterian, Kant, God and Metaphysics: The Secret Thorn (Routledge 2017), The European Journal of Philosophy, 27:3 (2019).

    Last Updated Date : 22/05/2023