Charles Goldman Professor of Philosophy


Ph.D., New York University

Field of Specialty

Metaphysics. Epistemology. Medical ethics.

Contact Information

Rabb Graduate Center 331

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Eli Hirsch

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Eli Hirsch has published extensively in the area of Metaphysics, including The Concept of Identity, Dividing Reality, and Quantifier Variance and Realism, all with Oxford University Press. He has recently been working in Epistemology, and his book Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt: A Philosophical Dialogue was published by Bloomsbury Press in January 2018. He teaches a variety of courses, including Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Religion.

Eli Hirsch Homepage: https://sites.google.com/a/brandeis.edu/eli-hirsch/


Hirsch, Eli. "Negligence and Forsseable Damage: The Talmudic Eye of Vigilance." Oxford Handbook of Jewish Philosophy. Ed. Paul Franks and Yitzak Malamed. NY: Oxford University Press, 2021 (forthcoming)

Hirsch, Eli. "“Negligence and Forseeable Damage: The Talmudic Eye of Vigilance”." Encyclopedia of Jewish Philosophy. Ed. Yitzak Malamud., 2021 (forthcoming)

Hirsch, Eli. "“Three degrees of Carnapian Tolerance”." Ontology After Carnap. Ed. S. Blatti and S. Laponte. N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2014 (forthcoming)

Hirsch, Eli. "Ontology by Stipulation." The Language of Ontology. Ed. James Miller. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021

Hirsch, Eli. "Talmudic Destiny." Jewish Philosohy in an Analytif Age. Ed. S. Lebens, D. Rabinowitz, A. Segal. NY: Oxford University Press, 2019

Hirsch, Eli/Jared Warremn. "“Quanitfier Variance”." Handbook to Relativism. Routledge, 2019

Hirsch, Eli/Jenny, Matthias, “A Note on Safety and Iterated Knowledge” forthcoming in Grazer Philosophischen Studien. "“A Note on Safety and Iterated Knowledge”." Grazer Philosophischen Studien., 2019

Hirsch, Eli. Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt. 1st ed. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

Hirsch, Eli/Jarred Warren. "Quantifier Variance and the Demand for a Semantics." Philosophy and Phenomenological Review (2017).

Hirsch, Eli. "“Charity To Charity”, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 86. 2 (2014): 435-42.

Hirsch, Eli. "“Comments of Theodore Sider’s Writing the Book of the World,." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87. (2014): 733-54.

Hirsch, Eli. Quantifier Variance and Realism: Essays in Metaontology. N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Hirsch, Eli. "Diabolical Mysticism, Death, and Skepticism." Philosophic Exchange 39. (2010): 17-35 (2009).

Hirsch, Eli. "Kripke's Argument Against Materialism." The Waning of Materialism. Ed. George Bealer. N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2010

Hirsch, Eli. "Ontology and Alternative Languages." Metametaphysics. Ed. Chalmers, et. al. OUP, 2009

Hirsch, Eli. "Language, Ontology, and Structure." Nous (2008).

Hirsch, Eli. "¿Ontological Arguments: Interpretive Charity and Quantifier Variance¿, in Metaphysical Debates (Oxford University Press).", 2008

Hirsch, Eli. "¿Rashi¿s view of the Open Future: Indeterminateness and Bivalence¿, in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics (Oxford University Press, 2006).", 2007

Hirsch, Eli. Dividing Reality. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Hirsch, Eli. The Concept of Identity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Hirsch, Eli. The Persistence of Objects. Philadelphia: Philosophical Monographs, 1976.

Courses Taught

PHIL 23b Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 24a Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 114b Topics in Ethical Theory
PHIL 136a Personal Identity
PHIL 144a Philosophical Problems of Space and Time
PHIL 145b Topics in the Philosophy of Language
PHIL 182a Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
PHIL 239a Graduate Seminar in Metaphysics