Shalem College
Pini Ifergan

Dr. Pini Ifergan

Ph.D., Hebrew University
M.A., Hebrew University
B.A., Hebrew University

Dr. Ifergan is a researcher of 19th and 20th century German thought, with an emphasis on the philosophy of history. He received his doctorate from the Hebrew University, and went on to do post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago and the New School for Social Research. His first book centered on the philosophy of Hegel, and he is now at work on a book about the intellectual heritage of Hegel, Weber, Heidegger and others. Having taught previously at the Hebrew University, Dr. Ifergan is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Bar-Ilan University .

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The Tragedy in Ethical Life: Hegel’s Philosophy and the Spirit of Modernity (Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University, 2010). [Hebrew]



“Blumenberg’s Version of the History of Science: The Copernican Case,” in Cornelius Borck, ed., Hans Blumenberg – Geschichte(n) des Wissens (Freiburg: Karl Alber, forthcoming).

“Hans Blumbenberg: The Cave Project,” in Michael Moxter, ed., Erinnerung an das Humane: Beiträge zur phänomenologischen Anthropologie Hans Blumenbergs (Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2011), pp. 176-191.

“Cutting to the Chase: Carl Schmitt and Hans Blumenberg on Political Theology and Secularization,” New German Critique 111 (2010), pp. 149-171.

“Die Hölderlin-Rezeption in Israel,” in Proceedings of the Deutschen Hölderlin-Gesellschaft, Bad Homburg, 2006.