Theology and Philosophy

Simone Weil Lecture 2001

A Moral Witness by Professor Avishai Margalit

Melbourne: 14 August 2001

Sydney: 16 August 2001

About the speaker 

Avishai Margalit is Schulman Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has held visiting positions at Harvard University, Wolfson College and St.Antony's College in Oxford, the Max Planck Institute and the Free University in Berlin; most recently he has been a Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University. In May 1999 he delivered the University of Frankfurt's Horkheimer Lectures, on The Ethics of Memory. He is the author of numerous articles on a variety of philosophical topics, including philosophy of language, logical paradoxes and rationality, social and political philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. His books include Idolatry (jointly with Moshe Halbertal, 1992), The Decent Society (1996), Views in Review (1998) and The Ethics of Memory (2000). He has also edited Meaning and Use, Isaiah Berlin: A Celebration (jointly with Edna Ullmann-Margalit) and, in German, Amnestie (jointly with Garry Smith). He is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and a founding member of Peace Now, a radical Israeli peace movement of which he is an active member.