Associate Professor of Philosophy
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) and, more recently, Kant’s Critique of Spinoza (Oxford University Press, 2014). In addition to his academic publications, he has also written for outlets including the LA Review of Books and the New York Times. He is currently writing a book with the working title Passion, Freedom, Reason: A Rereading in Descartes.
PhD 2009, Yale University
Passion, Freedom, Reason: A Rereading in Descartes (in progress)
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).
Kant, Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion
Descartes (Spring 2020)
Independent Study (Spring 2020)
Kant's Doctrine of Illusion
Kant's Doctrine of Illusion (Spring 2020)