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Research Interests:

Continental philosophy; phenomenology and existentialism; Hermeneutics; the relationship between religion and morality; political thought; Contemporary Jewish philosophy; Philosophy of Halacha; Critical theory.

Prof. Avi Sagi is academic director of the Military Ethics Research Team and a Senior Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He has a doctorate in philosophy from Bar-Ilan University where he serves as a professor.

Prof. Sagi is the founding director of Bar-Ilan University’s Program for Hermeneutic and Cultural Studies and a member of the steering committee for the preparation of the Israel Defense Forces code of ethics.

He is the editor of two book series and an academic journal. Prof. Sagi has authored and edited more than 35 books and published more than 200 articles. His most recent book in English is To Be a Jew, published by Continuum Press as part of the Institute’s Kogod Library of Judaic Studies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, Kierkegaard: Religion and Existentialism, Bar-Ilan University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1987

Philoaophy, Master's Degree, The Problem of Self Identity: A Study in Hume’s and Nietzsche’s Philosophy—From Empiricism to Existentialism

Award Date: 1 Jun 1980

Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Bachelor

Award Date: 1 Jun 1979

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, The Shalom Hartman Institute

1986 → …


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  • Bialik Prize

    Sagi, Avi (Recipient), 8 Nov 2022