Sam Lebens

Sam Lebens, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Lebens was awarded his doctorate by the University of London in 2010 for his thesis on Bertrand Russell’s ill-fated Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement. His thesis research lead Lebens into various areas of study, including early analytic philosophy, realism and nominalism regarding universals, the metaphysics and epistemology of logic, and the philosophy of language. Since completing his PhD, Lebens has been living in Israel with his wife and children, and has been concentrating on classical Talmudic study in Rabbinical Seminaries. He comes to the Herzl Institute with the hope of combining his philosophical and Rabbinical education, focusing on the semantics and metaphysical commitments of narrative, as it pertains to Biblical and Rabbinical narratives, and on Talmudic approaches to the philosophy of time. Lebens is the chairperson of the newly formed Association for the Philosophy of Judaism (

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