Shalem College
Yuval Dolev

Prof. Yuval Dolev

Prof. Yuval Dolev teaches philosophy at Bar-Ilan University and Shalem College. He holds a Bachelor’s in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard. Between 2009-2011 he served as the head of the philosophy department at Bar-Ilan, and as a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and at Harvard.

He is the author of the book Time and Realism, published by MIT Press, and of numerous academic articles on philosophy and metaphysics. Most recently, he co-authored the work Cosmological and Psychological Time with Dr. Michael Roubach of the Hebrew University.

Selected Publications


  1. Time and Realism, MIT Press (2007).


Edited Books

  1. Cosmological and Psychological Time, Y. Dolev and M. Roubach Eds., Springer, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science (2016).


Journal Articles

  1. “Space and Time: Some (Dis)Analogies,” Iyyun, The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 49 (January 2000), 61-72.
  1. “Dummett’s Antirealism and Time,” The European Journal of Philosophy 8 (3) (December 2000), 253-276.
  1. “The Tenseless Theory of Time: Insights and Limitations,” The Review of Metaphysics 54 (December 2000): 259-288.       
  1. “Why Induction Is No Cure For Baldness,” Philosophical Investigations 27: 4, (October 2004), 328 – 346.
  1. “Mission Impossible and Wittgenstein’s Standard Meter”, Philosophical Investigations 30:2 (April 2007), 127-137.
  1. “Super-tasks and Temporal Continuity”, Iyyun, The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 56 (2007), 313-329. 
  1. “Semantic Externalism and Presentism”, The International Journal of Philosophical studies, Vol. 16 (4): 533-557, (2008).
  1. "Time and Ontology", Iyyun, The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly 58 (2009), 292-300.
  1. "Antirealism, Presentism and Bivalence",International Journal of Philosophical Studies Vol. 18 (1): 73 – 89, (2010).

"Is Ontology the key to understanding tense?", Synthese (forthcoming)