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Dr. Arnon Keren

Lecturer, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Haifa

Education​

  • Ph.D., Dept. of Philosophy, Columbia University
  • B.A. and M.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Areas of Specialization
  • Epistemology
  • Social Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Bioethics
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    Education
    • Ph.D., Philosophy, Columbia University (2006)
    • M.A., History and Philosophy of Science, Hebrew University (2003)
    • B.A, Psychology and Amirim Excellence Program, Hebrew University (1998)
     
    Main research topics
    • epistemology of testimony
    • epistemic trust
    • epistemic authority
    • science and democracy
    • moral uncertainty
    • informed consent
     
    Grants, Fellowships and Awards
    • Israel Science Foundation (2012-15)
    • The Humanities Fund, Innovations in Teaching  (with Zur Shalev, Ory Amitay, Emma Fanar-Maayan, Vered Lev Kenaan, Amos Morris-Reich, Marcos Silber, Reuven Snir and Joseph Ziegler) (2011-14)
    • Allon Fellowship for Outstanding Young Researchers, Israel Council for Higher Education (2008-2011)
    • Stanford Humanities fellowship (Declined) (2008)
    • Postdoctral Fellowship, Department of Bioethics, NIH (2006-2008)
    • Whiting Foundation Fellowship (2005/6)
    • Institute of Humane Studies Fellowship (2004)
    • Faculty Fellowship, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University (2001/2-2004/5)
    • Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship (2001/2-2002/3)
    • Bar-Hillel Colloquium Prize, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (2000)
    • Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1999-2000)
    • Dean’s list, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1995)
    • Amirim Excellence Program Fellowship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1993/4-1996/7)
  • Courses
  • Publications

    Selected Publications

    "Science and Informed, Counterfactual, Democratic Consent." Forthcoming (2015) in Philosophy of Science.

    "Zagzebski on Authority and Preemption in the Domain of Belie​f." Forthcoming (2014) in The European Journal for Philosophy of Religion  

    "Trust and Belief: A Preemptive Reasons Account.​"  Synthese  191 (2014): 2593-2615.

    "Kitcher on Well-Ordered Science: Should Science Be Measured against the Outcomes of  Ideal Democratic Deliberation?" Theoria 77 (2013): 233-244.   

    "On the Alleged Perversity of the Evidential View of Testimony." Analysis 72 (2012): 700-707. 

    "Knowledge on Affective Trust" Abstracta 6 (2012): 33-46.
     
    "Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Procreative Rights in A Jewish and Democratic State." Journal of Health Law and Bioethics 4 (2011): 37-79. (With Ori Lev, In Hebrew).
     
     
     
    “On Reflective Equilibrium and the Analogy between the Justification of Moral and Scientific Theories.” In John Rawls: MOREH TSEDEK, Daniel Attas and David Heyd (eds.). The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2007 (in Hebrew).
  • Participation in Conferences

    "Science and Informed, Counterfactual, Democratic Consent," Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Law and Philosophy Workshop, 2014.

    "Science and Informed, Counterfactual, Democratic Consent," Safra Center for Ethics, Tel Aviv University, Science, Civic Legitimacy and Local Knowledge Discussion group, 2014.​

    "Comments on Levi Spectre's 'Belief is Weak," New Israeli Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, Tel Aviv Universtiy, 2014 (commentator, in Hebrew)..

    "Letting Hyde Loose: on the Interpersonal Approach in the Epistemology of Testimony," New Israeli Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, Tel Aviv Universtiy, 2014 (in Hebrew).

    "Science and Informed, Hypothetical, Democratic Consent", International Conference on The Special Role of Science in Liberal Democracy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013.

    "Testimony and the Second Person," The Second-Person Perspective in Science and the Humanties," Ian Ramsey Center, Oxford Universtiy, 2013.​

    "Kitcher on Well-Ordered Science: Should Science Be Measured against the Outcomes of Ideal Democratic Deliberation?", SLMFCE Symposium on the Philosphy of Philip Kitcher, University of Santiago de Compostela, 2012 

    "Who Can You Believe? The Philosophy of Testimony and Journalistic Reporting," Conference on Facts and Conclusion in Contemporary Journalism, Israel Democracy Institute, 2012 (in Hebrew).

    "Moral Uncertainty, Animals and Precious Stones," New Israeli Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, University of Haifa, 2012 (in Hebrew).

    "Democracy and the Scientific Agenda," Jerusalem Political Philosophy Forum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012 (in Hebrew).

    "Rational Trust Based Beliefs," Conference on Theoretical and Practical Rationality, Institute of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2012.

    "Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Procreative Rights in A Jewish and Democratic State," Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Law and Philosophy Workshop, 2011 (In Hebrew).

    "Deference and Trust in a Community of Experts," 3rd Copenhagen Conference in Epistemology: Epistemic Inclusiveness and Trust, University of Copenhagen, 2011.

    "The Risk of Wrongdoing: On the Moral Significance of Moral Uncertainty," Conference on Uncertainty in Morality and Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2011.

    "Testimony, Assurance and Evidence" Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Philosophy, 2011 (In Hebrew)"

    Collective Trauma, Collective Testimony: Can Wikipedia Be Believed?" Conference on Trauma Testimony Discourse, Tel Aviv University, 2011.

    "Testimony, Assurance and Evidence." Epistemology research group, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 2011.

    "The Ova Donation Law: An Ethical Appraisal," Conference on Israeli Bioethics, Ashkelon, 2011 (In Hebrew).

    "Judging You as My Peer: Does Disagreement Make a Difference?" Epistemology research group, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 2010.

    "The Two Problems of Trust: On Paul Faulkner's 'Lies and the Problem of Trust'," Conference on Collective Knowledge and Epistemic Trust: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Social Epistemology, Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, Greifswald, Germany, 2010.

    "Trust Me, Believe Me! Knowledge, Testimony and Trust." Conference of the New Israeli Association of Philosophy, BGU, 2010. (In Hebrew).

    "Judging You as My Peer: Does Disagreement Make a Difference?" Conference on Responsible Belief in the Face of Disagreement, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2009.

    "Testimony, Assurance and Evidence." Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, University of East Anglia, 2009

    “What is Epistemic Authority?” University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Philosophy, 2008.

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