Dr. Ariel Furstenberg completed his graduate studies at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science at Tel Aviv University, focusing on concept formation and conceptual change, specifically in relation to the Babylonian Talmud. He also held a research position at The School of Social Science at The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and is currently a research associate at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His current interests lie on the interface between philosophy and brain science, specifically regarding issues of freedom, will and agency. He is the author of the forthcoming (2016) book: The Languages of Talmudic Discourse: A Philosophical Study of the Evolution of Amoraic Halakha (Magnes Press and Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Press).
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