Public Lectures

2013

  • “Requiem for the Ego: Inter-war philosophers on Freud,” Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, January 21, 2013.
  • “The Foundations of Postmodernism: Inter-war Philosophers Confront Freud,” Department of Philosophy, Connecticut College, April 25, 2013.

2012

  • “Requiem for the Ego: Inter-war philosophers on Freud,” Department of Philosophy, Sapienza University of Rome, September 27, 2012.
  • “Requiem for the Ego: Freud Pushing against the Postmodern Tide,” Heberden Society Lecture, Cornell-Weil Medical College, New York City, November 1, 2012.
  • “Requiem for the Ego: Inter-war Philosophers on Freud,” Department of Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin, December 3, 2012.

2011

  • “Seeking a Psycho-ontology beyond Freud’s Philosophical Impasse,” Psycho-ontology Conference, Shalem Center, Jerusalem, Israel, December 14, 2011.
  • “Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher,” Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York, November 1, 2011.
  • “On the Question of Physicians’ Rights,” Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, October 21, 2011
  • “Reason and its Discontents.  Science in the Postmodern Age,” The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, October 6, 2011.
  • “Medicine at the Intersection of Science and Medicine: Challenges for the 21st Century,” College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, October 5, 2011.
  • “The Unconscious Other,” Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2011.
  • “Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher,” Philosophy Department, Colgate University, September 22, 2011.
  • “‘From Physician to Metaphysician: Freud without Oedipus,” Philosophy-Psychology Reading Group, Cambridge, MA, September 15, 2011.

2010

  • “Freud’s Philosophical Significance,” Boston College, Philosophy Department, November 11, 2010
  • “The Paradox of Freedom: the Kantian Structure of Psychoanalysis,” Yale University, Psychiatry-philosophy seminar, Yale-New Haven Hospital, November 16, 2010.
  • “The Science of the Self, an Agenda Unfinished or Misconstrued?” Self and Non-self: Perspectives from Immunology, Psychology, and Social Sciences, 24th Annual Pinkham Basic Science Lectureship, Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA, November 19, 2010.
  • “Patients, Consumers, and Persons: The Contested Self in Clinical Medicine,” Self and Non-self: Perspectives from Immunology, Psychology, and Social Sciences, 24th Annual Pinkham Basic Science Lectureship, Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA, November 19, 2010
  • “Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher,” Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, March 22, 2010
  • “Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher,” Department of Philosophy, Haifa University, June 6, 2010
  • “Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher,” Richardson History of Psychiatry Research Seminar, The DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Cornell-Weil Medical College, New York City, January 6, 2010.

2009

  • “The Humanities and the Priorities of Medicine.” New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, October 8, 2009;
  • “Do We Need a Philosophy of Medicine?” Medicine, Culture, and Society lecture series, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center May 27, 2009.
  • “Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher,” Shalem Center, Jerusalem, May 19, 2009.
  • “Re-calling Medicine’s Ethics” Commencement speech, Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, May 21, 2009.
  • “Epigenetics: Enlisting in the New Biology,” Transformations of Lamarckism: 200 Years to Philosophie Zoologique, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, June 10, 2009.

2008

  • “Brentano, Kant, and Freud,” Freud, the Reluctant Philosopher, Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, September 15, 2008.
  • Expanding Medical Ethics: Moving from the Extraordinary to the Ordinary, The First Ezekiel J. Emanuel Lecture in Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, March 18, 2008;
  • “Metchnikoff’s Paradigm of Immunity, Then and Now,” Metchnikoff’s Legacy in 2008, Pasteur Institute, Paris, April 28, 2008;
  • “Metchnikoff’s Paradigm of Immunity, Then and Now,” Interdepartmental Center, University of Bologna, May 5, 2008;
  • “The Immune System and its Ecology,” Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Bologna, May 7, 2008.  Recipient 2008 Science Medal from the Institute.

2007

  • “Constructing a Philosophy of Medicine,” Future Horizons for Philosophy of Medicine, Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, September 24, 2007;
  • “Reclaiming Science for Philosophy,” Re-Assessing the Science Wars: Where Are Science Studies Now, and Where Are They Going Tomorrow?, Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, February 2, 2007.

2006

  • White Coat Ceremony, McGill Faculty of Medicine, October 6, 2006;
  • “Unique Moral Challenges of Treating the New Immigrant,” Grand Rounds, Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity, University of Miami School of Medicine, December 12, 2006;
  • “The Immune System in its Ecological Context,” The Making up of Organisms: Mapping the Future of Biological Models and Theories, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, June 10, 2006;
  • “Broadening Science Studies: Seeking a Moral Epistemology Future,” New Directions in Biology Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, July 29, 2006;
  • “Science and reason, faith and reason: A Kantian perspective,” The Herbert H. Reynolds Lectureship in the History and Philosophy of Science, Baylor University, January 31, 2006;
  • “Jewish memory and Jewish history: The case of the wandering Jew,” The Center for Jewish Studies, Baylor University, February 2, 2006;
  • “Science and it’s reason; Post-positivist views,” Department of Philosophy, Hebrew University, March 22, 2006;
  • “Revisiting Emerson’s ‘Declaration of Independence,’” Phi Beta Kappa Oration, Tufts University, April 30, 2006;
  • “Identity politics in medicine and bioscience,” Commencement address, Tufts University School of Medicine, May 21, 2006.