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Amir Horowitz, Associate Professor

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The Open University of Israel Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies 1 University Road, P. O. Box 808, Raanana 43107
Office:972-9-7781378 Email:amirho@openu.ac.il

Areas of Interest
  • Philosophy of mind and cognitive science
  • Philosophy of language
  • Metaphilosophy and experimental philosophy

My main areas of research are philosophy of mind and cognitive science, philosophy of language, and metaphilosophy and experimental philosophy. Occasionally, I engage with philosophy of sport, philosophy of religion, ethics and philosophy of law. I am about to complete a monograph that develops an intentional anti-realistic view; that is, I argue that nothing is (and can be) intentional.
I serve as the head of the OUI philosophy program, and as the head of the OUI PPE (philosophy, political science, and economy) program. In the past, I served as the head of the OUI cognitive science program.

Horowitz, Amir. Intentionality Deconstructed: an Anti-realist Theory (a monograph). Forthcoming in Oxford University Press.

Horowitz, Amir.   "Intentionality, Evil, God, and Necessity". Religious Studies 56 (2020), pp. 436-446.

Horowitz, Amir. "On the Very Idea of (Real) Content Derivation". Philosophia 47 (2020), pp. 171-187

Horowitz Amir, "Experimental Philosophical Semantics and the real reference of 'Gödel'", in E. Fischer and J. Collins (eds.), Experimental Philosophy, Rationalism and Naturalism. Rethinking Philosophical Method, Routledge, 2015, pp. 240-258.

Horowitz, Amir, "On the very Idea of a (Natural) Intentional Relation" In J.P. Galvez and M. Gaffal (eds.), Intentionality and Action. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017, pp. 139-157.

Eylon Yuval and Horowitz Amir, "Games, Rules, and Practices". Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 12, 2018, pp. 241-254.

David Rose,  Edouard Machery,  Stephen Stich, Mario Alai, Adriano Angelucci,  Renatas Berniūnas,  Emma E. Buchtel,  Amita Chatterjee,  Hyundeuk Cheon, In‐Rae Cho,  Daniel Cohnitz,  Florian Cova, Vilius Dranseika,  Ángeles E. Lagos,  Laleh Ghadakpour,  Maurice Grinberg, Ivar Hannikainen,  Takaaki Hashimoto,  Amir Horowitz,  Evgeniya Hristova,  Yasmina Jraissati, Veselina Kadreva,  Kaori Karasawa,  Hackjin Kim,  Yeonjeong Kim,  Minwoo Lee,  Carlos Mauro, Masaharu Mizumoto,  Sebastiano Moruzzi, Christopher Y. Olivola Jorge Ornelas,  Barbara Osimani,  Carlos Romero, Alejandro Rosas,  Massimo Sangoi,  Andrea Sereni,  Sarah Songhorian,  Paulo Sousa,  Noel Struchiner, Vera Tripodi,  Naoki Usui,  Alejandro V. del Mercado,  Giorgio Volpe,  Hrag A. Vosgerichian,  Xueyi Zhang, Jing Zhu. "Nothing at stake in knowledge". Noûs 53 (2019) pp. 224-247.

Horowitz Amir, "Turning the Zombie on its Head. Synthese 170 (2009), pp. 191-210.

Horowitz Amir; "Disobedience and Moral Asymmetry: The Case of Principled Disobedience of the Political Left and Right in Israel". Iyyun 55, 2006, pp. 195-213 (in Hebrew).

Horowitz Amir; "Computation, External Factors, and Cognitive Explanations". Philosophical Psychology 20, 2007, pp. 65-80

Horowitz Amir and Jacobson Hilla; "The Knowledge Arguments and Higher-Order Properties". Ratio 18, 2005. pp. 48-64.

Horowitz Amir; "Contents Just are in the Head"; Erkenntnis 54, 2001, pp. 321-344.

Horowitz Amir; "Legal Interpretation, Morality, and Semantic Fetishism". American Philosophical Quarterly 37, 2000, pp. 335-357

Horowitz Amir; "Is there a Problem in Physicalist Epiphenomenalism?". Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59, 1999, pp. 421-434.

Horowitz Amir; "Putnam, Searle and Externalism". Philosophical Studies 81, 1996, pp. 27 69.