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Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, Professor of Philosophy is at the University of Haifa. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Economics (1975) and his M.A. in Philosophy (1977), both from the University of Haifa, his Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago (1981).
His research focuses on theoretical issues concerning the emotions, as well as the study of particular emotions. His major books are The Perceptual System (Peter Lang, 1993); The Subtlety of Emotions (MIT, 2000), Love Online: Emotions on the Internet (Cambridge UP, 2004), In The Name of Love: Romantic ideology and its victims (with Ruhama Goussinsky, Oxford UP, 2008); Die Logik der Gefühle: Kritik der emotionalen Intelligenz (Suhrkamp, 2009);
At the University of Haifa, Ben-Ze'ev held several academic positions including President (2004-2012), Rector (2000-2004), Dean of Research (1995-2000), Chairperson, the Philosophy Department (1986-1988), Chairperson, Humanity Division, Oranim-School of Education (1991-1994), Chairperson, Association of University Heads, Israel; Head of the University of Haifa Press, and Head of the Academic Channel. He set up the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Emotions at the University of Haifa. He is now the President of the newly established European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions.
  • Personal Information
    Personal details
       ·   Place and Date of Birth: Israel, July 30, 1949
       ·   Marital Status: Married + 2
       ·   Office Address: Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
       ·   Tel: (w) 972-4-8249044; (h) 972-6-6391293; email:
    Higher education
       ·   University of Haifa: B.A., 1975; Philosophy, Economics. 
       ·   University of Haifa: M.A., 1977; Philosophy. 
       ·   The University of Chicago: Ph.D., 1981; Philosophy. Advisor: Stephen Toulmin
    Academic ranks
       ·   Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, 1981-1984 
       ·   Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, 1984-1988
       ·   Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, 1988-1992
       ·   Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, 1992-
    Offices in university academic administration
       ·   Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, 1986-1988
       ·   Chairperson, Humanity Division, Oranim - School of Education, 1991-1994
       ·   Dean, Academic Division, Oranim - School of Education, 1993-1994
       ·   Dean of Research, University of Haifa, 1995-2000
       ·   Chairperson, University of Haifa Press, 1995-2000
       ·   Chairperson, Academic Channel, 1999-2006
       ·   Rector, University of Haifa, 2000-2004
       ·   Chairperson, Association of University Heads, Israel, 2009-2010
       ·   President, University of Haifa, 2004-2012
  • Courses
  • Publications
    Ph.D. Dissertation
    Perception as a Cognitive System (1981). Adviser: Professor Stephen Toulmin.
    ·  Die Logik der Gefühle: Kritik der emotionalen Intelligenz (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2009). 
    ·  In the Name of Love: Romantic Ideology and its Victims (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008). (With R. Goussinsky).
    ·  Love Online: Emotions on the Internet (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
    ·  The Subtlety of Emotions (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000).  
    ·  The Perceptual System: A Philosophical and Psychological Perspective (New York: Peter Lang, 1993).
    ·  Aristotle's On the Soul (Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hammeuhad, 1989), (Hebrew).
    Edited Books
    ·  Co-Editor (with Angelika Krebs), Philosophy of Emotions-Major Works, Four Volumes, Routledge, forthcoming.
    ·  Good Gossip (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1994). A somewhat different Hebrew version was published by Hakibbutz Hameuhad (Tel-Aviv, 1993). The English version is edited with Robert Goodman, the Hebrew version with Avinoam Ben-Ze'ev.


    ·  Ben-Ze'ev, A. & Krebs, A. The uniqure role of the agent within the romantic group. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (in press).
    Krebs, A. & Ben-Ze’ev, A., “Love and Time.” In C. Grau & A. Smuts (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Love. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
    ·  “Satisfaction and Commitment in Long-term Heterosexual Relationships,” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Elsevier (2015).
    ·  "Sexuality and the Internet," International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Elsevier (2015).
    ·  Ben-Ze’ev, A. & Krebs, A. “Do only dead fish swim with the stream? The role of intuition, emotion and deliberation in love and work.” In Fröse, M. W., Kaudela-Baum, S., and Dievernich, E. P. F. (Eds.) (2014), Emotionen und Intuitionen in Führung und Management – Eine Aufsatzsammlung.  Springer Gabler Verlag.
    ·  "Ain't Love Nothing But Sex Misspelled?” In C. Maurer, T. Milligan, and K. Pacovská (Eds.), Love and its Objects. London: Palgrave Macmillan (2014), 25-40.
    ·  Navot, N., Ben-Ze’ev, A., & Okon-Singer, H., (2014). "The modern search for the Holy Grail: Is neuroscience a solution?" Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 388, 1-6.
    ·  “The Comparative Personal Concern in Schadenfreude,” in W. W. van Dijk and J. W. Ouwerkerk (Eds.), Schadenfreude: Understanding Pleasure at the Misfortune of Others (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 77-90.
    ·  “Philosophy of Love,” and “Emotions,” entries in Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences (Sage: 2013).
    ·  “The Nature and Morality of Romantic Compromises,” in C. Bagnoli (Ed.), Morality and the Emotions. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), 95-114.
    ·  Dvash, J, G. Gilam, A. Ben-Ze’ev, T. Hendler, & S. G. Shamay-Tsoory “The envious brain: the neural basis of social comparison,” Human Brain Mapping, 31, 2010, 1741-1750.
    ·  Cowie, R., Sussman, N. & Ben-Ze’ev, A. "Emotions: Concepts and Definitions." In Emotion-Oriented systems: The Human Handbook on Emotions. (Berlin: Springer, 2010), 9-30.
    ·  "Love In Times of Increased Longevity". In R. Brinzanik & T. Hülswitt  (Eds.), Will We Live Forever? Conversations about The Future of Humans and Technology. (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2010), 226-242.
    ·  "That Thing Called Emotion: On the Nature of Emotional Experiences," in P. Goldie (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), 41-62.
    ·  "Jealousy and Romantic Love," in S. Hart and M. Legerstee (Eds.), Handbook of Jealousy:  Theories, Principles, and Multidisciplinary Approaches (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010),
    ·  "Modern Society and the Realm of Romantic Possibilities."  In T. Dumova (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends. (IGI Global, 2009).
    ·  "Schadenfreude," in Oxford Companion to the Affective Sciences (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
    ·  "Intellectual Autobiography," Philosophia, 36 (2008), 255-276.
    ·  "Hating the One we Love," Philosophia, 36 (2008), 277-283.
    ·  “Detattachment: The Unique Nature of Online Romantic Relationships,” in Y. Amichai-Hamburger (Ed.), The Social Net: The Social Psychology of the Internet (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 115-138.
    ·  Ben-Ze'ev, A. and Revhon, N., "Emotional Complexity in Everyday Life," Social Science Information, 43 (2004), 581-589.
    ·  “Emotions Are Not Mere Judgments,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 68 (2004), 452-459.
    ·  “Flirting On and Offline,” Convergence, 10 (2004), 4-42.
    ·  “Emotions as a Subtle Mental Mode,” in R. Solomon (Ed.) Thinking about Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotion (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004), 250-268.
    ·  “‘Emotionally, You’re an Idiot’: Review of The Science and Myth of Emotional Intelligence,” Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7 (2003), 282-283.
    ·  “Privacy, Emotional Closeness, and Openness in Cyberspace,” Computers in Human Behavior, 19 (2003), 451-467.
    ·  “Perceptual Objects may have Nonphysical Properties,” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 26 (2003), 22-23.
    ·  “Appraising Appraisal Theories,” American Journal of Psychology, 116 (2003), 318-325.
    ·  “The Logic of Emotions,” Philosophy, Supplement: 52, 147-162; A. Hatzimoysis (Ed.), Philosophy and the Emotions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
    ·  “Aristotle on Emotions toward the Fortune of Others,” in D. Konstan and N. K. Rutter (Eds.), Envy, Spite, and Jealousy: The Rivalrous Emotions in Ancient Greece (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2003), 99-121.
    ·  Austerlitz, N., Aravot, I., and Ben-Ze'ev A.: “Emotional Phenomena and the Student-Instructor Relationships,” Landscape and Urban Planning, 60 (2002), 105-115.
    ·  “Intentionality and Feelings in Theories of Emotion,” Consciousness & Emotion, 3 (2002), 263-271.
    ·  “Emotions Are Not Feelings,” Consciousness & Emotion, 3 (2002), 81-89.
    ·  “Are Envy, Anger, and Resentment Moral Emotions? Philosophical Explorations, 5 (2002), 148-153.
    ·  “Emotional Intelligence: The Conceptual Issue,” in N. Ashkanasy, Zerbe & Harteland (Eds.), Emotions in the Workplace (New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2002), 164-183.
    ·  “Précis of The Subtlety of Emotions,” Pyscoloquy, 12 (2001).
    ·  “Describing the Emotions,” in G. Hon and S. S. Rakover (Eds.), Explanation: Theoretical Approaches and Applications (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2001), 167-184.
    ·  “Is the Virtuous Person a Thinking Person or a Sensitive Person?,” in Y. Iram, et al. (Eds.), Crossroads: Values and Education in Israeli Society (Jerusalem: Ministry of Education, 2001), 156-189. (Hebrew)
    ·  “Are Emotions So Simple?” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23 (2000), 194.
    ·  “I Only Have Eyes for You: The Partiality of Positive Emotions,” Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 30 (2000), 341-351.
    ·  “Review of Griffiths’ Book ‘What Emotions Really Are’” The European Legacy, 5 (2000), 267-269.
    ·  “Reid on the Emotions,” Reid’s Studies, 3 (2000), 29-41.
    ·  “The Rationality and Functionality of Emotions,” The European Legacy, 5 (2000), 49-63.
    ·  “Emotions and Responsibility,” in T. van den Beld (Ed.), Moral Responsibility and Ontology (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000), 219-231.
    ·  “Tolerance and Emotions,” in R. Cohen-Almagor (Ed.), Challenges to Democracy (London: Ashgate, 2000), 79-88.
    ·  “Regret: The Past Is Not Dead,” Dvarim, 2 (1999), 72-81 (Hebrew).
    ·  "Emotions and Change: A Spinozistic Account," In Y. Yuval (Ed.), Desire and Affect: Spinoza as Psychologist (New York: Little Room Press, 1999), 139-154.
    ·  “The Meaning of Life: The Emotional Aspect,” in A. Kasher (Ed.), The Meaning of Life (Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hammeuhad, 1999), 278-289 (Hebrew).
    ·  “The Emotional Aspects of the Path to Peace,” in J. Ginat & O. Winckler (Ed.), The Jordanian-Palestinian-Israeli Triangle: Smoothing the Path to Peace (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 1998), 99-106.
    ·  “The Nature of Hatred,” in Av. Ben-Ze’ev (Ed.). Hatred (Tel-Aviv: Zemora-Bitan, 1997), (Hebrew), 15-29.
    ·  “The Affective Realm,” New Ideas in Psychology, 15 (1997), 247-259.
    ·  “Emotions and Morality,” Journal for Value Inquiry, 31 (1997), 195-212.
    ·  "Romantic Love and Sexual Attraction," Philosophia, 25 (1997), 3-32.
    ·  "Appraisal Theories of Emotions," Journal of Philosophical Research, 22 (1997), 129-143.
    ·  Ben-Ze'ev, A.  & Oatley, K.  "The Intentional and Social Nature of Human Emotions: Reconsideration of the Distinctions between Basic and Non-Basic Emotions," Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 26, (1996), 81-94.
    ·  "Emotional Intensity," Theory & Psychology, 6 (1996), 509-532. A somewhat revised version, “Determinants of Emotional Intensity is published in A. Kaszniak (Ed.), Emotions, Qualia, and Consciousness (Singapore: World Scientific, 2001), 59-74.
    ·  Ben-Ze'ev, A. & Oatley, K. "The Development of Social Emotions and a Constructor Agent," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 19 (1996), 124-125.
    ·  "The Alternative to the Storehouse Metaphor," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 19, (1996), 192-193.
    ·  "Emotions and Argumentation," Informal Logic, 17 (1995), 1-11.
    ·  "Typical Emotions," in W. O'Donohue and R. Kitchener (Eds.), Philosophy of Psychology (London: Sage, 1996), 228-243; A revised version, “The Nature of Typical Emotions,” is published in A. Kaszniak (Ed.), Emotions, Qualia, and Consciousness (Singapore: World Scientific, 2001), 42-58.
    ·  "Envy and Jealousy," Dictionnaire de Philosophie Morale (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1996), (French).
    ·  "Explaining Cognitive Progress," In R. F. Goodman and W. R. Fisher (Eds.), Rethinking Knowledge: Reflections across the Disciplines (Albany: SUNY, 1995), 41-56.
    ·  "Emotions and "Philosophy of Psychology," in Encyclopedia Hebraica, (Tel-Aviv: Sifriat Poalim, 1995) (Hebrew).
    ·  "Pity and Compassion," In A. Kasher and A. Nemder (Eds.), Virtues and Emotions (Ramat-Gan: Hoshen Lamishpat, 1995), 31-47, (Hebrew).
    ·  "Gossip, Emotions, and Morality," Iyyun, 43 (1994), 417-426, (Hebrew).
    ·  "Understanding Emotions: A review of Lazarus' Emotion and Adaptation, and Oatley's Best Laid Schemes," History of European Ideas, 18 (1994), 97-100. 
    ·  "The Vindication of Gossip," in R. Goodman and A. Ben-Ze'ev (Eds.), Good Gossip (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1994), 11-24. A somewhat revised version appears in J. Portmann (Ed.), In Defense of Sin (New York: St. Martin’s, 2001), 199-220.
    ·  "Emotions, Morality, and Religion," in D. Statman and A. Sagi (Eds.), Studies in Ethics and Religion (Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1993), 11-22, (Hebrew).
    ·  "The Virtue of Modesty," American Philosophical Quarterly, 30 (1993), 235-246.
    ·  "Envy and Pity," International Philosophical Quarterly, 33, (1993), 3-19.
    ·  "You Always Hurt the One You Love," Journal of Value Inquiry, 27 (1993), 487-495.
    ·  "Another Look at Pleasure-in-Others'-Misfortune," Iyyun, 42 (1993), 431-440.
    ·  "Envy and Inequality," Journal of Philosophy, 89 (1992), 551-581.
    ·  "Problems with Explaining the Perceptual Environment," The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 15 (1992), 30-31.
    ·  "Anger and Hate," Journal of Social Philosophy, 23 (1992), 85-110. 
    ·  "Emotional and Moral Evaluations," Metaphilosophy, 23 (1992), 214-229. 
    ·  "Pleasure-in-Others'-Misfortune," Iyyun, 41 (1992), 41-61.
    ·  "Cognitive Development: Two Paradigms," in H. G. Geissler, S. W. Link, and J. T. Townsend (Eds.) Cognition, Information Processing and Psychophysics: Basic Issues (Hillsdale: Erlbaum, 1992), 67-90. 
    ·  "Seeing our Seeing and Knowing our Knowing," Man and World, 24 (1991), 89-92. 
    ·  "The Nature of Prejudices," in Av. Ben-Ze'ev et al (Eds.) Prejudices (Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hammeuhad, 1991), 16-32 (Hebrew).
    ·  "Envy and Jealousy," Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 20 (1990), 487-516. 
    ·  "Describing the Emotions," Philosophical Psychology, 3 (1990), 305-317. 
    ·  "Conscious and Unconscious States," Philosophical Studies, 32 (Ireland), (1990), 44-62.
    ·  "Why Did Psammenitus not Pity his Son?," Analysis, 50 (1990), 118-126. 
    ·  "Reid and the Cartesian Framework," Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 26 (1990), 38-47. 
    ·  "Explaining the Subject-Object Relation in Perception," Social Research, 56 (1989), 511-543. 
    ·  "Reexamining Berkeley's Notion of Suggestion," Conceptus, 23 (1989), 21-30. 
    ·  "The Relational Nature of Cognition," International Studies in Philosophy, 21 (1989), 1-12.
    ·  "Reid's Opposition to the Theory of Ideas," in M. Dalgarno and E. Matthews (Eds.), The Philosophy of Thomas Reid (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1989), 91-101. 
    ·  "The Schema Paradigm in Perception," Journal of Mind and Behavior, 9 (1988), 487-513.
    ·  "Can Nonpure Perception be Direct?" Philosophical Quarterly, 38 (1988), 315-325. 
    ·  "Values and Reality in the Kibbutz," in D. Zait (ed.), Together: The Kibbutz Today (Jerusalem: Ma`alot, 1988), 23-47, (Hebrew). 
    ·  "The Nature of Emotions," Philosophical Studies, 52 (1987), 393-409. 
    ·  "A Critique of the Inferential Paradigm in Perception," Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 17 (1987), 243-263. 
    ·  "Making Mental Properties More Natural," The Monist, 69 (1986), 434-446.
    ·  "Two Approaches to Memory," Philosophical Investigations, 9 (1986), 288-301. 
    ·  "Lewis Predicament Regarding the Given," The New Scholasticism, 60 (1986), 366-374.
    ·  "Reid's Direct Approach to Perception," Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 17 (1986), 99-114. 
    ·  "Aristotle, Final Cause, and the Intentional Stance," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 8 (1985), 758-759. 
  • Participation in Conferences
       ·   International Conference on Emotions and Civil Gun Cultures, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, 2014, “Why (Some) Men Murder The Wives They Loved?”
       ·   The European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions, New University of Lisbon, 2014, “Distance Is the New Romantic Closeness.”
       ·   International Conference of the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics, Ghent University, Belgium, 2014, “Is Sexual Freedom a Valuable Ideal?”
       ·   The Consortium of European Research on Emotion, Humbult Universit,  2014, “How Deep Is Your Love?“
       ·   International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Culture, Value and Justice, University of Vaasa, 2014, “Calmness in Profound Love.”
       ·   Cyberemotions Conference, Warsaw, 2013, "The impact of cyberspace upon current society."
       ·   Ideals & Reality in Social Ethics, 2013, University of Wales, Newport, "Do Lovers’ Eyes Deceive Them? The Role of Idealization and Accuracy in Romantic Love."
       ·   Romantic love workshop, University of Pardubice, 2013, "Ain't Love Nothing But Sex Misspelled?”
       ·   The XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, University of Athens, 2013, "Are (romantic) compromises good for our well-being?"
       ·   Internationaler Kongress High Touch – Emotionen und intuitionen in fuhrung und management, Lucerne, 2013, "Do only dead fish swim with the stream? Emotion, intuition, and drifting.”
       ·   International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) Jerusalem, 2012, “Romantic compromises—Yearning for the possible.”
       ·   University of Windsor, A Symposium: “Psychology, Emotions, and the Human Sciences,” 2012. “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own.”
       ·   European Conference on Emotion (CERE), University of Kent at Canterbury, 2012, “Romantic Compromises—Navigating Between Captivity and the Possible.”
       ·   Contemporary Aristotelian Studies Group, University of Nottingham, 2012, “The Role of Emotions in Morality—An Aristotelian Approach.”
       ·   International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry, University of Nottingham, 2012, “Are (Romantic) Compromises Good for Our Well-Being?”
       ·   The European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of London, 2012, “Romantic Regrets.”
       ·   Solidarity, Memory and Identity, University of Gdańsk,, 2012, “Solidarity in Intimate Relationships.” (Read in my absence).
       ·   Global communities, Linnaeus University, 2012, “Global Communities: Cracking a Few Boundaries.”
       ·   Fourth Annual Dutch Conference on Practical Philosophy, Eindhoven, 2102, "The Role of Idealization and Accuracy in Romantic Love."
       ·   European Conference of Analytic Philosophy, San Raffaele University, 2011, “Romantic Compromises: To Give Up the Possible, To live With the Present.” (the lecture was also given at Interactivist Summer Institute, University of the Aegean, 2011.
       ·   University of Saint Paul, Ottawa, 2011, Symposium on Religion, Philosophy and Economics, “"Love, Religion, and Commercial Transactions.”
       ·   Workshop on ethics and emotions, University of Salamanca, 2010, “Morality and Romantic Compromises.” (Read in my absence).
       ·   Third European Conference on Emotion, University of Lille, 2010, “Romantic Compromises.”
       ·   Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2010, “Anger, Hate and Rage: Basic Characteristics.”
       ·   Biannual Conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, 2010, “Should We Compromise in Love?”
       ·   International Conference, Center for Ethics & Value Inquiry, Ghent University, 2010, “Emotions and Responsibility in Romantic Love.”
       ·   Humane Research Group, University of Haifa, 2007, "The Thing Called Emotion."
       ·   European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, University of Geneva, 2007, "Hating the One You Love."
       ·   HUMAINE Summer School, University of Manchester, 2007, "Love, Marriage, and Modern Technology."
       ·   500 Years of Philosophy in Lithuania, Vilnius University, 2007, "The Uniqueness of the Beloved: Reflections upon Levinas’ View."
       ·   Humane Research Group, Vienna, 2006, "Ethics and Emotions in Computer-Mediated Romatic Relationship." 
       ·   Emotion Pictures Symposium, Antwerp, 2005, "Love Online: The Challenge of Romantic Relationships."
       ·   Media Ecology Association, Fordham University, 2005: "Online Romantic Relationships."
       ·   Humane Research Group, King's College, London, 2005: "Emotion as a mental mode."
       ·   International Society for Research on Emotions, University of Bari, Italy, 2005, “Idealized Love.”
       ·   Mardi Gras Symposium on “Theoretical and Applied Ethics,” Louisiana State University, 2004, “Chatting is sometimes cheating.”
       ·   A lecture entitled “The Paradoxical Nature of Online Affairs” was given in the following conferences: European Society for Philosophy & Psychology Congress, Torino, Italy, 2003; Visions of the Human in Cyberculture, Cyberspace & Science Fiction, Prague, 2003; International Congress of Philosophy, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003; An International Conference on “Computer Networks and Social Networks,” University of Haifa, 2003.
       ·   An International Conference on “Emotional Intelligence: Knowns & Unknowns,” Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA, 2003, “Emotional Intelligence Online.”
       ·   The April Fools’ Day Workshop on Computational Humor, Trento, Italy, 2002, “Humor in Online Romantic Relationships.”
       ·   International Society for Research on Emotions, Cuenca, Spain, 2002, “Happiness in Cyberspace.”
       ·   ETHICOMP 2002, Lisbon, Portugal, 2002, “Emotions on the Net.”
       ·   Leventis Conference on Rivalrous Emotions in Ancient Greece, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2001, “Aristotle on Emotions Toward the Fortune of Others.”
       ·   Philosophy and the Emotions, University of Manchester, England, 2001, “The Logic of Emotions.”
       ·   Israeli Association for Philosophy, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, 2000: Panel discussion on my book “Straight from the Heart: Emotions in Everyday Life.”
       ·   A lecture entitled “Emotional Intelligence: The Conceptual Issue,” was given in the following conferences: International Conference on Psychology, University of Haifa, 2000; International Social Philosophy Conference, Waterloo, Canada, 2000; International Conference on Teaching Philosophy, Milwaukee, USA, 2000; International Conference on the Study of Emotion in Organizational Settings, Toronto, Canada, 2000; International Society for Research on Emotions, Quebec City, Canada, 2000.
       ·   American Philosophical Association, New Orleans, USA, 1999, “Hestevold on Pity.”
       ·   European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Warwick, England, 1999, “I Only Have Eyes for You.”
       ·   An International Research Workshop, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 1998: “Emotions and Values.”
       ·   International Symposium on Explanation, University of Haifa, Israel, 1998: “Explanation of Emotions.”
       ·   International Conference on Moral Responsibility and Ontology, Woudschoten Conference Centre, The Netherlands, 1998, “Emotions, Responsibility and Ontology.”
       ·   Israeli Association for Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1998: “Emotions and Morality.”
       ·   International Reid Symposium, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 1998, “Reid on the Emotions.”
       ·   International Society for Research on Emotions, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 1998, “Emotions and Morality.”
       ·   The International Society for the Study of European Ideas, University of Haifa, Israel, 1998, “Emotions and Rationality: Tradition and Innovation.”
       ·   International School of Biocybernetics, Italy, 1998, “The Nature of Typical Emotions”; and “Determinants of Emotional Intensity.”
       ·   Fourth International Conference on Persons, Prague, 1997: “Emotions and Personhood”
       ·   Athens-Pittsburgh Symposium in the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology, Delphi, Greece, 1996: “Animals’ Emotions.”
       ·   European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Barcelona, Spain, 1996: “Emotional Intensity.”
       ·   International Society for Research on Emotions, Toronto, Canada, 1996: "Emotions and Imagination."
       ·   XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, Canada, 1996: "Variables of Emotional Intensity."
       ·   The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, San Francisco, USA, 1995: "Appraisal Theories of Emotions."
       ·   Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation, Brock University, Canada, 1995: "Emotions and Argumentation."
       ·   Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada, 1995: "Emotions and Morality."
       ·   International Society for Research on Emotions, Cambridge, England, 1994: "Pleasure-In-Others'-Misfortunes."
       ·   Ontario Philosophical Society Conference, York University, Canada, 1994: "Emotional Intensity."
       ·   First European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, Provence, France, 1993: "Envy and Inequality."
       ·   The International Society for Value Inquiry, Helsinki, Finland, 1993: "Pleasure-In-Others'-Misfortunes and Envy."
       ·   Tenth International Social Philosophy Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 1993: "Emotional Intensity."
       ·   International Society for Research on Emotions, Pittsburgh, USA, 1992: "Emotions: A Philosophical Perspective."
       ·   Second International Meeting of the Pittsburgh Fellowship, Athens, Greece, 1992: "Variables of Emotional Intensity."
       ·   World Conference on Philosophy, Nairobi, Kenya, 1991, "Envy and Inequality."
       ·   International Society of Value Inquiry, Nairobi, Kenya, 1991, "The Virtue of Modesty."
       ·   Israeli Association for Psychology, Hebrew University, Israel, 1991:
    (a) "Envy and Reducing Social Gaps"; (b) "Emotions and Morality"; (c) "The Direct and Indirect Approaches to Perception."
       ·   Israeli Society for Sex Therapy, Jerusalem, Israel, 1991: "Romantic Love and Sexual Attraction."
       ·   Israeli Association for Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1990, "Anger and Hate."
       ·   Analysis 50, Cambridge University, 1990, England, "Why Did Psammenitus not Pity his Son?"
       ·   International Conference on Education against Hate, University of Haifa, Israel, 1990, “What is Hatred?”
       ·   International Conference on Event Perception and Action, Miami University, USA, 1989: "Perceptual Learning: Two Paradigms."
       ·   Symposium on Epistemology in the Social Sciences, University of Southern California, USA, 1989, "The Growth of Knowledge."
       ·   Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, USA, 1989: "Can We Remember Our Pains?"
       ·   Symposium on Philosophy and the Emotions, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, 1989: "Emotional and Moral Evaluations."
       ·   Israeli Association for Philosophy, Technion, Israel, 1988: "Emotions and Morality."
       ·   Fourth International Conference on Event Perception and Action, Trieste, Italy, 1987: "Direct Epistemic Perception."
       ·   International Bicentennial Conference on the Philosophy of Thomas Reid, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 1985: "Is There any Conflict Between Reid's Theory of Ideas and his Sensation-Perception Distinction."
       ·   Israeli Association for Philosophy, University of Haifa, Israel, 1985: "Berkeley's Notion of 'Suggestion'."
       ·   International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg, Austria, 1984: "The Description of Mental States."
       ·   Israeli Association for Philosophy, Hebrew University, Israel, 1984: "Schemata and Inferences."
       ·   Israeli Association for Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1983: "The Moral Subject and Object."
       ·   Israeli Association for Philosophy, Technion, Israel, 1982: "Describing the Psychological Reality."
       ·   The Society for Philosophy and Psychology, The University of Chicago, USA, 1981: "The Status of Cognitive Activities in the Ecological Approach to Perception."
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      ·   University of Haifa: Tuition Awards (1976, 1975, 1974, 1973) 
       ·   Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdient: Scholarship for studying at the Goethe-Institute in Germany (1976) 
      ·   University of Haifa: M.A. Degree awarded with Highest Honors (1977) 
      ·   University of Haifa: The Rector's Award for the most outstanding M.A. Thesis (1978)
      ·   Fulbright-Hays Foreign Student Travel Award (1978) 
       ·   H.L. Weiler Fellowship (1978) University of Haifa: Scholarships for studying abroad (1979, 1978).
      ·   The University of Chicago: Visiting Committee University Unendowed (1979) 
      ·   The University of Chicago: Tuition Awards (1980, 1979) 
      ·   Ethics: Student Essay Competition, runner-up (1980) 
      ·   Rothschild Fellowship, Rothschild Foundation (1980)
      ·   Allon Fellowship, Israeli Council For Higher Education (1981-1984)
      ·   Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Visiting Fellow (1989)
      ·   Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Visiting Fellow (1989)
       ·   Center for Applied Cognitive Science, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Visiting Scholar (1994-1995)
      ·   Research Grant, The National Science Foundation (1999), “Emotions and Rationality.”
      ·   Research Grant, The National Science Foundation (2001), “Emotions and Reason.”
       ·   Research Grant, The European Union (2004-2007), Network of Excellence Project, “Emotion-Sensitive Systems.”
       ·   The Media Ecology Association's 2005 Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction (granted to Love Online: Emotions on the Internet).
       ·   The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, Love Online: Emotions on the Internet, was selected as the book of the month for April 2006.
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