Asa Kasher, PhD

Personal Information


Postal Address: 71 Mendes St.,                       Date of Birth:      6 June 1940

 Ramat-Gan, 52653                    Place of Birth:     Jerusalem, Israel

 Israel                                       Nationality:         Israeli

Telephone:      +972 3 6350658                        Marital Status:    Married

    to Naomi W. Kasher

                                                Children:             Yehoraz (1966-1991),

E-mail:                                              Shirith, Avshalom

URL:          Military Service: 1962-65 Service in Israeli

                                                                                                    Defense Force (Major)





Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

1963 M.Sc. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and History and Philosophy of Science. Dissertation Supervisor: Michael Rabin


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

1971 Ph.D. in Philosophy. Thesis Supervisor: Yehoshua Bar-Hillel



1962-64            Member, Applied Logic Branch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


1965-72            Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Department of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University


1969-70            Member, Applied Logic Branch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


1971-72            Assistant Professor and Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin


1972-75 Senior Lecturer of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University


1973-75            Research Associate, Technische Universitat Berlin


1975-79            Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University


1976                 Research Associate, University of Amsterdam


1977                 Research Associate, Ruhr-Universitat, Bochum


1978                 Research Associate, Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Vriej Universiteit Brussel


1979                 Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford


1979-                Full Professor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University


1979-1990         Full Professor of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University


1980-                Professor, IDF College of Command and General Staff


1985                 Senior Exchange Scholar, Universita di Pavia


1986-87            Visiting Scholar, Philosophy and Psychology, UCLA


1988-89            Visiting Professor, Philosophy and Psychology, UCLA


1989-93            Horodisch Professor of Philosophy of Language, Tel Aviv University


1989                 Visiting Professor, Philosophy, UCLA


1990                 Visiting Professor, Philosophy, UCLA


1991                 Visiting Professor, Philosophy, UCLA


1992-                Adjunct Senior Associate, Technion


1993-                Laura Schwarz-Kipp Professor of Professional Ethics and Philosophy of Practice, Tel Aviv University


‏2004                 Visiting Professor, Center of  Military and Strategic Studies,

                        University of Calgary




1976-78            Secretary, Israel Philosophical Association


1979-82            Head, Program of General Studies in the Humanities and Pre-Law Program, Tel Aviv University


1984-88            Member, Helsinki Committee, Tel Aviv University


1985-                Member, Helsinki Committee, Ministry of Health


1986-91            President, Israel Philosophical Association


1986-90            Member, Appointments Committee, School of Cultural Studies, Tel Aviv University


1986-90            Member, Graduate Studies Committee, School of Cultural Studies, Tel Aviv University


1987-88            Chair, Appointments Committee, Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Tel Aviv University


1988                 Chair, Helsinki Committee, Tel Aviv University


1988-                Member, Executive Committee, The Israeli Society of Medical Ethics


1988-90            Member, Secretariat, Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Tel Aviv Branch


1989-91            Chair, Appointments Committee, Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Tel Aviv University


1989-90            Member, Central (Executive) Committee, Tel Aviv University


1990-                Member, Israel Press Council


1992-                Member, Steering Committee, Bereavement Fund, Ministry of Defense and Tel Aviv University


1992-                Member, Eternalization Committee, Armor Association


1992-                Member, Council, Armor Association


1992                 Member, Academic Steering Committee, IDF Intelligence College


1992-94            Head, Military Ethics Committee, IDF Personnel Division


1992                 Head, Israel Prize Committee, Philosophy


1992                 Head, Basic Research Fund Committee (Israel Academy), Philosophy


1992-2002         Member, Steering Committee, Super-Center of Brain Research, Tel Aviv University


1993                 Member, Advisory Committee, Tel-Hai College


1993                 Member, "Dangerous Games" Committee, IDF Education Force


1993                 Israel Delegation to UNESCO (Representative, Committee V)


1993-97            Member, Honorary Degrees Committee, Tel Aviv University


1994-                Member, Advisory Committee, Mount Eytan National War Museum


1994-                Member, Public Council, Mount Eytan National War Museum (by Prime Minister's appointment)


1994-                Member, Ethics Court, Press Council


1994-2002         Member, Scientific Committee, Super-Center of Brain Research, Tel Aviv University


1994-2001         Member, National Council of Research and Development (by Government appointment)


1995-2001         Member, Committee of Sorting and Evaluating Art Schools (by Government appointment)


1995                 Member, Ethics Committee, Librarian Society


1995-                Member, Advisory Scientific Committee, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University


1995-97            Head, Ethics and Copyright Committee, National Council of Research and Development


1995                 Member, Advisory Board, Center for Quality Leadership Development, Zichron Ya'akov


1995                 Member, Ad hoc committee on quality control committees and inquiry committees, Ministry of Health (by Minister of Health appointment)


1995                 Member, Public committee on the legal status of the press (Zadoq Committee) (by Minister of Justice and Minister of Interior Affairs appointment)


1995-2003                  Head, Cognitive Studies of Language and its Uses Graduate Program

Tel Aviv University


1996- 97           Member, IDF committee on motivation


1997-99            Member, Academic Advisory Committee, IDF Military Academy


1997-99            Member, Committee on National Mourning (Safrai Committee) (by Ministerial Committee for Ceremonies and Emblems appointment)


1997                 Fellow, University of California Humanities Research Center, Irvine


1998-                Member, Ministry of Health Committee on Medical Administration of Drugs


1998-                Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts


1999-                Member, IDF Advisory Team on Casualties


1999-                Member, Security Committee

                        (by Prime Minister appointment)


2000-02            Member, Steinberg Committee on Euthanasia; head, sub-committee: Philosophy, ethics and values


2000-02            Head, Kasher Committee on National Mourning (by Ministerial Committee for Ceremonies and Emblems appointment)


2000-                Member, Steering Committee, Ethics Center of Jerusalem


2000-                Head, Inter-University Committee on Academic Ethics


2001-                Member, Bioethics Advisory Committee, Israel National Academy of Sciences and Humanities


2002-                Member, Committee on the Legal Status of the Embryo

                        (by Minister of Health appointment)


2003-                Head, 2nd Authority for Television and Radio Public Committee on the Ethics of Commercials


2003-05            Head, Israel Securities Authority Public Committee on the Ethics of Financial Internet Sites


2004-                Member, Military Censorship Committee


2004-                Vice Chair, Steering Committee, Ethics Center of Jerusalem


2004-                Member, Public Committee on the Ethics of the Member of Knesseth

                        (by the Speaker of the House’s appointment)


2004-                Member, National Bioethics Council

                        (by Governmental appointment)




1997                 Itzhak Sade Prize for Military Literature, Military Ethics


2000                 Prize of Israel, Philosophy


2004                 Honorary Degree (H.C.), Academic College, Netanya


Awards and Grants


1963-64            Research Grant, US Office of Naval Research


1966                 Scholarship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


1969-70            Research Grant, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research


1971                 Fulbright Travel Grant, USA State Department


1973                 Research Grant, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities


1973-75            Research Grants, DFG (FRG)


1975-78            Research Grants, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities


1976                 Research Grant, ZWO (Netherlands)


1977                 Research Grant, DFG (FRG)


1978                 Scholarship, Ministry of National Education and Dutch Culture (Belgium)


1979                 Grant, Sherman Foundation (UK)


1980                 Research Grant, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities


1985                 Scholarship, National Research Council of Italy


1989-92            Grant, US-Israel Bi-national Foundation


1991-92            Grant, Tel Aviv University, President's Fund


1992-95            Research Grant, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities


1997-2000         Grant, Tel Aviv University, President’s Fund


2000-02            Grant, Tel Aviv University



Membership in Learned Societies


European Academy of Sciences and Arts


American Philosophical Association


Association of Philosophy Journal Editors



International Conferences and Lectures



Editorial Boards


1970-                Editor, Philosophia, Philosophical Quarterly of Israel


1969-82            Associate Editor, Information Sciences


1976-82            Executive Committee Member, Linguistics and Philosophy


1976-                Advisory Editor, Journal of Pragmatics


1978-2000         Advisory Editor, Theoretical Linguistics


1979-                Advisory Editor, Text


1982-85            Advisory Editor, Journal of Semantics


1982-90            Advisory Editor, Linguistics and Philosophy


1985-                Associate, The Behavioral and Brain Sciences


1991-                Corresponding Editor, Journal of Ritual Studies


1991-97            Consulting Editor, Pragmatics and Cognition


1992-                Editorial Board, member, Studia Culturologica


1992-                Scientific Committee, member, Incontri, citta aperta


2001-                Associate Editor, Journal of Military Ethics


2001-                Editorial Board, National Defense Studies


2003-                Advisory Board, At the Interface/Probing the Bounderies series



1981-82            Guest Editor, Philosophica (Gent), issues 27-29


1985                 Guest Editor, Theoretical Linguistics, issues 9:1; 12:2/3


1988                 Guest Editor, Journal of Pragmatics, issues 12:5/6


1991                 Guest Editor, Journal of Pragmatics, issue 16:5


List of Publications



Linguistics and Logic: Conspectus and Prospects, Scriptor Verlag, 1975.

Philosophical Linguistics: An Introduction (with S. Lappin), Scriptor Verlag 1977.

Military Ethics: (Hebrew) Ministry of Defense, Tel Aviv, 1996. 

Spirit of Man: Four Gates: (Hebrew) Am Oved and Yehoraz Association, Tel Aviv, 2000.

A Little Book on the Meaning of Life: (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad and Yehoraz Association, Tel Aviv, 2002.

Judaism and Idolatry: (Hebrew) Ministry of Defense, Tel Aviv, 2004.

17 Conversations with Asa Kasher: (Hebrew) Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Tel Aviv, 2005.


Language in Focus: Foundations, Methods and Systems, volume 43 of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Reidel, 1976.

Yeshayahu Leibowitz Volume, (Hebrew)  (with Y. Levinger) Papyrus 1977; 2nd ed.: 1982.

Colloquium in Memory of Baruch de Spinoza, February 21, 1977, (Hebrew) Tel Aviv University, 1977.

Religion and Language, (Hebrew) (with M. Halamish), University Projects, 1981.

Israel Effros, Poet and Philosopher, (Hebrew) (with others), Tel Aviv University, 1981.

Modern Trends in Philosophy, (Hebrew) Volumes I and II (with S. Lappin), Yachdav, 1982 and 1984.

Israeli Philosophy, (Hebrew) (with M. Halamish), Papyrus, 1983.

Morality and Reason, Yechdav, 1984.Cognitive Aspects of Language Use, North-Holland 1989.

The Chomskyan Turn, Blackwell, 1991; paperback edition, 1993 (1st, 2nd printing).

Virtues and Emotions, (Hebrew) (with A. Namdar), Hoshen Mishpat, 1994.

Pragmatics: Critical Assessment, vols. 1-6, Routledge, 1997.

Meaning of Life, Hakibbutz Hameuchad and Yehoraz Association, 2000.

The Jewish Warrior in WWII, (Hebrew) Armor Association, 2005.

Making Sense of Dying and Death II, Rodopi, 2006.

Making Sense of Dying and Death III, Rodopi, 2007.



Educational Advisers (consulting: 1987)

Social Worker Union (consulting: 1988)

"The Spirit of the IDF: Values and Basic Norms" (1991-1994;1995-)

Israel Police (1993-)

Leumi [Bank] (2003-5)

[Additional items (about 20): Deleted]



1. Measures of syntactic complexity (with Y. Bar-Hillel and E. Shamir), in: Machine Translation (A.D. Booth, ed.) North-Holland, Amsterdam 1967, 29-50. 1a. Russian translation of chapter 1 of 1: Kiberneticheskij Sbornik 4 (1967) 219-227, under the title "Degrees of nesting and depth of postponed symbols".

2. Data retrieval by computer: A critical survey, in: The Growth of Knowledge» (M. Kochen, ed.) John Wiley, New York 1967, 292-324.

3. GRAPHEX: A new Soundex system, in: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation of Population Register Systems, IPA, Jerusalem 1967, volume 2, 133-163.

4. Fundamental assumptions for discussions on religion and science, Tradition 10 (1968) 87-99.

5. Demonstrative sentences - logical notes, Bar-Ilan University Annual, Ramat-Gan 1969 (Hebrew).

6. A step toward a theory of linguistic performance, in:Pragmatics of Natural Languages (Y. Bar-Hillel, ed.) Reidel, Dordrecht 1971, 84-93.

7. On the puzzle of self-supporting inductive arguments, Mind 322 (1972) 277-279.

8. On the fugitive paradox of fugitive sentences, Theory and Decision 2 (1972) 262-266.

9. Sommers' concept of natural syntax, Philosophical Studies(Ireland) 20 (1972) 139-143.

10. Utterances and sentences reconsidered, Foundations of Language 8 (1972) 313-345.

11. The Book of Isaiah: Characterization of authors by morphological data processing, Revue 3 (1972) 1-61.

12. Worlds, games and pragmemes: A unified theory of speech acts, in: Logic, Language and Probability: A selection of papers contributed to the fourth International Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Bucharest (R. Bogdan and I. Niiniluoto, eds.) Reidel, Dordrecht 1973, 201-207.

13. Verisimilitude is a surface concept, The Southern Journal of Philosophy 3 (1973) 21-27.

14. Logical forms on context: presuppositions and other preconditions, The Monist 57 (1973) 371-395.

15. Linguistik und Mathematik, in: Linguistik und Nachbarwissenschaften (R. Bartsch and T. Venneman, eds.) Scriptor, Kronberg 1974, 59-74.

15a. English translation of 15, in English edition of the same book, Scriptor, Kronberg 1976.

16. Mood implicatures: A logical way of doing generative pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics 1 (1974) 6-38.

17. Does every sentence have a deep performative hyper-branch?, in: Yalon Volume, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 1974, 164-211 (Hebrew).

18. On limits of science and rationality, in:The Rational and the Irrational (M. Dascal and A. Parush, eds.), Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva 1974, 29-38 (Hebrew).

19. The proper treatment of Montague grammar in natural logic and linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics 2 (1975) 133-145.

20. Pragmatical representations and language games: Beyond intensions and extensions, in: Rudolf Carnap, Logical Empiricist (J. Hintikka, ed.) Reidel, Dordrecht 1975, 271-292.

21. Speech acts, contexts and valuable ambiguities (with Naomi Kasher), in: Pragmatics of Language and Literature (T. van Dijk, ed.), North-Holland, Amsterdam 1975, 77-81.

22. Conversational maxims and rationality, in: Language in Focus: Foundations, Methods and Systems (A. Kasher, ed.), Reidel, Dordrecht 1976, 197-216.

23. On the semantics and the pragmatics of specific and non-specific indefinite expressions (with D.M. Gabbay), Theoretical Linguistics 3 (1976) 145-190.

24. Three notes on the performative analysis, in: Studies in Modern Hebrew Syntax and Semantics (P. Cole, ed.), North-Holland, Amsterdam 1976, 183-191.

25. Paradox, question mark, Iyyun 26 (1975), 236-241 (Hebrew).

26. Theological shades, in: Yeshayahu Leibowitz Volume (A. Kasher and Y. Levinger, eds.), Papyrus, Tel Aviv 1977, 66-75.

26a. Theologische schaduwen, Flemish translation of 26, in: Atheistische Religiositeit? (L. Apostel et al, eds.) Studies in Culture, Gent 1981, 95-108.

26b. English translation of 26, in: Religious Atheism? (L. Apostel et al, eds.), Philosophy and Anthropology Series 3, E. Story-Scientia, Gent 1982, 81-95.

27. Logical rationalism: On degrees of adequacy for formal semantics, Philosophica (Gent) 18 (1976) 139-157.

27a. 27, republished in: Selections from the third Groningen Round Table (F. Heny and H. Schnelle, eds.) Academic Press, New York 1979, 257-273.

28. Spinoza's excommunication, in: Colloquium in Memory of Baruch de Spinoza, February 21, 1977, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 1977, 31-58 (Hebrew).

29. New documents [related to Spinoza], in: Colloquium in Memory of Baruch de Spinoza, February 21, 1977, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 1977, 59-81 (Hebrew).

30. What is a theory of use? Journal of Pragmatics 1 (1977) 105-120.

30a. 30, republished in: Meaning and Use (A. Margalit, ed.) Reidel, Dordrecht 1979, 37-55.

31. Foundations of Philosophical Pragmatics, in:Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, V (R. Butts and J. Hintikka, eds.) Reidel, Dordrecht 1977, 225-242.

32. Improper definite descriptions (with D.M. Gabbay), Iyyun 27 (1976-77) 74-88 (Hebrew).

32a. 32, republished in: Language, Thought and Society (Y. Maltzer, ed.) Magnes, Jerusalem 1978.

33. Language and religion, in: Religion and Language (M. Halamish and A. Kasher, eds.) University Projects, Tel Aviv [1978] 1981, 21-28 (Hebrew).

34. When was Spinoza banned? (with S. Biderman), Studia Rosenthaliana 12 (1978) 108-110.

35. On pragmatic demarcation of language, Theoretical Linguistics 5 (1978) 251-260.

35a. 35, republished in: Semantics from Different Points of View (R. Bauerle et al, eds.) Springer Verlag, Berlin 1979, 188-194.

36. On the quantifier 'There is a certain x' (with D.M. Gabbay), Communication and Cognition 10 (1977) 71-76.

37. A note on the breadth and depth of terms (with R. Manor), Theory and Decision 11 (1979) 71-79; corrigendum: 14 (1982) 109.

38. Introduction to Noam Chomsky's Language and Freedom, Mifras, Jerusalem 1979, 7-11 (Hebrew).

39. From logical empiricism to linguistic rationalism: Three paradoxes, in: Wittgenstein, the Vienna Circle and Critical Rationalism (H. Berghel et al, eds.) Holder-Pichler-Tempsky, Vienna 1979, 267-271.

40. Simple present tense (with R. Manor), in:Time, Tense and Quantifiers (Ch. Rohrer, ed.) Niemeyer, Tubingen 1980, 315-328.

41. Three kinds of linguistic commitment, in: Time, Tense and Quantifiers (Ch. Rohrer, ed.) Niemeyer, Tubingen 1980, 207-222.

42. Judaism and fundamentalism: The case of Emden (with S. Biderman), Daat 4 (1980) 25-38 (Hebrew).

43. The institutional man; Beyond religion and language, Diotima 8 (1980) 54-59.

44. Pragmatics, semiotics and pragmatism, in: Zeichenkonstitution (A. Lange-Seidl, ed.) de Gruyter, Berlin 1981, vol. I, 53-60.

45. Minimal speakers and necessary speech acts, in: Festschrift for Native Speaker (F. Coulmas, ed.) Mouton, The Hague 1981, 93-101.

46. Religion, society and fairness, in: Ethics: Foundations, Problems and Applications (E. Morscher and R. Stranzinger, eds.) Holder-Pichler- Tempsky, Vienna 1981, 127-131.

46a. Hebrew translation of 46, in: Ethics and Reason (A. Kasher, ed.) Yachdav, Tel Aviv 1984, 70-77.

47. The limits of subjectivity in journalism, in:The Yearbook of the Association of Journalists, vol. 40 (B. Almog, ed.) Tel Aviv 1981, 82-86 (Hebrew).

48. Concepts of punishment and reward in law and religion (with S. Biderman), Iyyun 31 (1982) 39-57 (Hebrew).

48a. English version of 48, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 44 (1984) 433-451.

49. The innocent and the stormy: A chapter in the history of the Hebrew language, Studies in the History of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora» 1 (1982) 52-69; appendix: 70-115 (Hebrew).

50. Gricean inference reconsidered, Philosophica (Gent) 29 (1982) 25-44.

51. Limits of regularity, limits of creativity, Siman Kri'a 16-17 (1983) 135-140 (Hebrew).

52. Minimal Judaism, Jerusalem Quarterly 29 (1983) 103-111 (Hebrew).

53. Introduction to Part I, The Critical Foundations of Readings in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy (L. Rauch, ed.) Yachdav, Tel Aviv 1983, 21-24 (Hebrew).

54. Why, actually, was Spinoza banned? (with S. Biderman), Zmanim 13 (1983) 40-53 (Hebrew).

54a. Por que, en verdad, fue excumulgado Baruj de Spinoza, Spanish translation of 54, Dialogo 16 (1985) 16-27.

54b. Por que foi realmente excomungado Baruch de Espinosa?, Portuguese, abridged version of 54, Heranca Judaica» 67 (1987) 41-49.

55. Are Speech Acts Conventional?, Journal of Pragmatics 8 (1984) 65-69.

56. Philosophy and Discourse Analysis, in: Handbook of Discourse Analysis (T. van Dijk, ed.), Academic Press, New York 1984, vol. I, 231-248.

57. Ritual, in: The Philosophy of Leo Apostel (F. Vandamme and R. Pinxten, eds.) Communication and Cognition, Ghent 1989, 191-210.

58. Between the "Thoughts": Topics in Frege's "Logical Investigations," Iyyun 33 (1984) 422-433 (Hebrew).

59. On the Psychological Reality of Pragmatics, Journal of Pragmatics 8 (1984) 539-557.

59a. Revised version, published in a Reader in Pragmatics (S. Davis, ed) Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1991.

60. Minimalism: Philosophy of religion with minimal theology, in: Philosophy of Religion (W.L. Gombocz, ed.) Holder-Pichler-Tempsky, Vienna 1984, 57-59.

61. Talk of God and Minimal Judaism, in: Naming God (Robert P. Scharlemann, ed.), New York 1985, 167-176.

62. Justice and Affirmative Action: Naturalization and the Law of Return, Israel Yearbook on Human Rights 15, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 1985, 101-112 (Hebrew).

63. Jewish Ethics: An Orthodox View, in: World Religions and Global Ethics (C. Crawford, ed.) Paragon House, 129-154.

64. Politeness and Rationality, in: Pragmatics and Linguistics, Festschrift for Jacob L. Mey, Odense University Press, Odense 1986, 103-114.

65. On art circularity: Logical notes on the institutional theory of art, in: Du Vrai, du Beau, du Bien (festschrift for Evanghelos Moutsopoulos, Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, Paris 1989, 184-191.

66. How Important was Manasseh Ben Israel? in: Mannasseh Ben Israel and his World(Yosef Kaplan, Henry Mechoulan and Richard H. Popkin, eds.), E.J. Brill, Leiden 1989, 220-227.

67 . "What Effect does Language as a Medium have on Knowledge of God?","In a sense none", in: God in Language (Robert P. Scharlemann and E.M. Ogutu, eds.) New York 1987, 3-11. 65 .

68. Justification of Speech, Acts, and Speech Acts, in: New Directions in Semantics (E. LePore, ed.) Academic Press, London 1987, 281-303.

68a. 68, republished in: Normative Structures of Social World (G. di Bernardo, ed.), Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, volume 11, Rodopi, Amsterdam 1988, 135-157.

69. Wie beurteilt ein Jude den Islam?, in: Die Herausforderung des Islam (R. Italiaander, ed.) Muster-Schmidt, Gottingen 1987, 214-218.

70. Why was Baruch de Spinoza Excommunicated? (with S. Biderman), in: Sceptics, Millenarians and Jews (D. Katz and J.I. Israel, eds.) E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1990, 98-141.

71. Dialogues: How basic are they?, in: Dialoganalyse II, (E. Weigand and F. Hundsnurscher, eds.), Niemeyer, Tuebingen 1989, vol. 1, 71-86.

72. Pragmatics and Chomsky's research program, in: The Chomskyan Turn (A. Kasher, ed.), Blackwell, Oxford 1991, 122-149.

72a Republication of 70, in: Noam Chomsky: Critical Assessments (C. Otero, ed.) Rutledge, London 1994, Volume II, pp. 677-706.

73. On the pragmatic modules: A lecture, Journal of Pragmatics 16 (1991), 381-397.

74. Pragmatics and iconicity, in: Syntactic Iconicity and Linguistic Freezes: The Human Dimension (M. Landsberg, ed.) Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin and New York 1995, pp. 419-431.

75. Hemispheric Memory for Surrealistic versus Realistic Paintings (with D.W. Zaidel) Cortex 25 (1989), 617-641.

76. The Right Hemisphere Communication Battery: Results from Commissurotomy Patients and Normal Controls [Abstract] (with S.J. Spence and E. Zaidel), Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 12, 42-43

77. Hemispheric Asymmetries in Memory for Real and Surreal Art (with Dahlia W. Zaidel) Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 15 (1989), 1061.

78. Jewish Collective Identity, in: Jewish Identity (David T. Goldberg and M. Krausz, eds.) Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1993, 56-78.

79. Philosophical Reinterpretation of Scriptures, in: Interpretation in Religion (S. Biderman and B.-A. Scharfstein, eds.) Brill, Leiden 1992, 9-37.

79a. Hebrew translation of 79. in: Yeshayahu Leibowitz, His World and Philosophy, (A. Saguy, ed.), Keter, Jerusalem, 1995, 74-91.

80. An Hypothesis about the Nature of the Kibbutz, MS, 1992 (Hebrew).

81. Some Foundational Rejoinders Concerning Language Studies: With a Focus on Pragmatics, Journal of Pragmatics 18 (1992), 85-90.

82. Hebrew Eulogy - Introductory Remarks, A Speech for Every Season (Tamar Brosh, ed.), Open University, Tel Aviv 1993, 93-100 (Hebrew).

83. Courage and Bereavement, in: Virtues and Emotions (A. Kasher and A. Namdar, eds.) Hoshen Lamishpat, Ramat Gan 1994, 225-238 (Hebrew).

84. Modular Speech Act Theory: Research Program and Results, [collection on the foundations of speech act theory] (S. L. Tsohatzidis, ed.) Routledge, London and New York 1994, 312-322.

85. Hurting Feelings and Public Benefit, Mishpat u-Mimshal 2 (1994) 289-302 (Hebrew).

86. Culture and Peace, in: New Era or a Loss of Direction (S. Zidkiyahu and R. Pasternak, eds.) Eitav, Tel Aviv 1994, 131-140 (Hebrew).

87. Epilogue, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Five Books of Faith, Keter, Jerusalem 1995, 99-109 (Hebrew).

88. How to do things with words and gestures in comics, Journal of Pragmatics 26 (1996) 793-808 (with Ofer Fine).

89. Philosophy of Language, in: Handbook of Pragmatics (J. Verschueren, J-O Oestman and J. Blommaert, eds.), Jon Benjamins, Amsterdam and Philadelphia 1995, 409-414.

90. The Ethos of the IDF and the Ethos of Israeli Society, Elazar Papers 18 (1995) 58-66,77-79 (Hebrew).

91. A Jewish and Democratic State: Philosophical Sketch, in: Iyyunei Mishpat 19 (1995) 729-739 (Hebrew).

92. The Notion of Vocation: Philosophical Remarks, in Zionist Vocation (A. Magen, ed.), Yad Tabenkin, Eph'al 1996, 8-17 (Hebrew).

93. Autism and Pragmatics of Language, Incontri, citta aperta 4/5 (1995-96), (with S. Meilijson), 37-53.

94. Police ethics, in: Ethics in Uniform, Israel Police, Jerusalem 1995, 7-12 (Hebrew).

95. Zionism 2000: Fundamental Assumptions and Guding Principles, in: Zionism: A Contemporary Controversy (A. Bareli and P. Ginossar, eds.), Ben Gurion Research Center, Sede Boqer 1996, 509-513 (Hebrew).

96. Values and Morality: Home, Family and "Society" - a lecture, HaHinuch HaHityashvuty [Rural Education Journal] 29 (1996) 10-24 (Hebrew).

97. Differential Effect of Right and Left Hemisphere Damage on Understanding Sarcasm and Metaphor (with Rachel Giora, Eran Zaidel, Nachum Soroker and Gila Batori), Metaphor and Symbol 15:1-2 (2000) 63-83.

98. Social Rights and Services to Bereaved Families in Israel: A National Survey (with Victor Florian and Ruth Malkinson), Hevra u-Revaha (Society and Welfare) 19 (1999) 417-432 (Hebrew).

99. Societal Perception of Bereaved Families in Israel: A National Survey (with Victor Florian and Ruth Malkinson), Psychologia 7 (1998) 126-135 (Hebrew).

100. Perception of Public, Personal and Media Attitudes towards Bereaved Families in Israel: A National Survey (with Victor Florian and Ruth Malkinson), Megamot 40 (2000) 280-297 (Hebrew).

101. Leibowitz, Theory and Criticism 12 (1998) 259-268 Hebrew).

102. Living Zionism, Panim 4 (1998) 3-8. (Hebrew)

103. On the question "Who is a J?", A Social Choice Approach (with Ariel Rubinstein, FIER&SIES Working Paper 20-98.

103a. Logique et Analyse 160 (1997)[2000] 385-395

104. On the Modularity of Speech Acts (with Sara Meilijson) Chomsky Festschrift, MIT Press site, 1998.

105. Effects of Right- and Left-Hemisphere Damage on Understanding Conversational Implicatures, (with Eran Zaidel, Gila Batori, Nachum Soroker and David Graves) Brain and Language 68 (1999), 566-590

106. A Small Book on the Meaning of Life, in Meaning of Life, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, Tel Aviv 1999, 13-48 (Hebrew).

107. Public Trust in a Military Force, Pelilim 9 (2000) 257-283 (Hebrew)

107a republished, Army, Society and Law (D. Barak-Erez, ed.) Ramot – Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 2002, 257-283.

107b. slightly revised version, Journal of Military Ethics 2 (2003) 20-45

108. Hemispheric Contributions to Pragmatics (with Eran Zaidel, Nachum Soroker and others) Brain and Cognition 43 (2000) 438-443

109. Abraham’s Mistake, in: Opening the Week (N. Rothenberg, ed.) Yedioth Aharonoth and van Leer Institute of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv 2001, 52-57 (Hebrew).

110. Soldiers in Non-Combat Missions, Democratic Culture 4-5 (2001) 151-185.

111. Constitutive Rule Systems and Cultural Epidemiology (with Ronen Sadka), Monist 84 (2001) 438-449.

112. Effects of Right- and Left-Hemisphere Damage on Performance of the “Right Hemisphere Communication Battery” (with Eran Zaidel, Gila Batori and Nachum Soroker), Brain and Language 80 (2002) 510-535.

113. Planned Orphanage, in: Moral Dilemmas in Midicine (Rafi Cohen-Almagor, ed.) Hakibbutz Hameuchad and Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem 2002, 221-238 (Hebrew).

114. Love of the Land, Ma’arachoth 382 (2002) 72-78 (Hebrew).

115. National Security: Values and Norms, in: Introduction to National Security, Ministry of Defense, Tel Aviv 2002, 139-146 (Hebrew).


116. Ethics, Law and Justice, in: Shamgar Festschrift, Papers, vol. II, Bar-Ilan Publishing House, Ramat-Gan 2003, 433-468 (Hebrew).

117. Professional Ethics, in: Ethics in Psychology (G. Sheffler et al., eds.) Magness Press, Jerusalem 2003, 15-29 (Hebrew).

118. Between Obedience and Discipline: Between Law and Ethics, Professional Ethics 10:2-4 (2002), 97-122.

118a IDF Law Review 16:3 (2003), 479-504.

119. Life in the Hearts, Journal of Loss and Trauma 8 (2003) 247-260.

120. In Each and Every Generation: Three sacrifices, in: The Sacrifice of Issac and Descendants: AN Israeli Perspective (I. Rosenson and B. Lau, eds.) Memorial Fund of Issac Hirschberg, Tel Aviv 2003, 127-133.

121. The Ideal: The Democratic State of the Jews, in: Minds Across Israel, Jewish Agency for Israel and Yedioth Aharonoth, Tel Aviv 2003, 281-303 (Hebrew, interview).

122. Language Performance in Chronic Schizophrenic Patients: A Pragmatic Approach (with S. Meilijson and A. Elizur) Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 47 (2004), 695-713.

123. At the Edge of Viability: Philosophical, Moral and Ethical Aspects and Proposals, in: The Embryo: Scientific Discovery and Medical Ethics (S. Blazer and E.Z. Zimmer, eds.) Krager, Basel 2004, 371-400.

124. Refusals: Neglected Aspects, Israel Law Review 36 (2002)[2004] 171-180.

125. Professional Ethics and Collective Professional Autonomy: A Conceptual Analysis, Ethical Perspectives 12:1 (2005), 67-97.

126. Where is the Synagogue of Democracy in the Life of the Children? Panim 29 (2004) 40-44 (Hebrew).

127. Civil Disobedience and Military Ethics, in: War and Virtual War: The Challenges of Communities (J. Irwin, ed.) Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York 2004, 117-125.

128. Processing of Basic Speech Acts Following Loclized Brain Damage: A New Light on the Neuroanatomy of Language (with N. Soroker, R. Giora, G. Batori, C. Corn, M. Gil and E. Zaidel) Brain and Cognition 57 (2005), 214-217.

129. Collective Emotions, National Mourning and Terror, in: Mental Help in Terror’s Shadow: The Israeli $Experience (E. Somer and A. Bleich, eds.) Ramot – Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 2005, 479-498 (Hebrew).

130. All is Fair in Love and in War?, in: Trials of Love (O. Ben Naftali and H. Nave, eds.) Ramot – Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 2005, 157-172 (Hebrew).

131. The Military Ethics of Fighting Terror: An Israeli Perspective (with A. Yadlin), Journal of Military Ethics 4:1 (2005), 3-32.

132. The Military Ethics of Fighting Terror: Response (with A. Yadlin), Journal of Military Ethics 4:1 (2005), 71-76.

133. Assassination and Preventive Killing (with A. Yadlin), SIAS Review 25:1 (2005), 41-57.

134. Ethics in Companies: Legal and Moral Considerations (with E. Bukshpan), Law and Business 2 (2005), 159-207 (Hebrew).

135. “A Jewish and Democratic State”: Present Navigation in the Map of Interpretations, in: Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads (R. Cohen-Almagor, ed.) Routledge, London and New York 2005, 165-182.

135a Israel Affairs 11:1 (2005), 165-182.

136. Window Opens, A Man is Being Faced: Epilogue to John Hersey, Hiroshima, Hebrew tranlation, Ahuzat Bayit, Tel Aviv 2005, 187-192 (Hebrew)

137. Fighting Terror: A View from Israel, Pacem 8:1 (2005), 41-48.

138. Government-Military Relationships, in: Government-Military Relationships, Ministry of Defense, Tel Aviv 2005, 25-50.

139. Judaism in the Limits of Fairness Alone: People, Religion, State, in: Leibowitz (A Ravitzki, ed.), forthcoming.

140. “I Will Be What I Will Be or Be Nothing”: The first Hebrew Translation of Hamlet’s Soliloquy (with Adia Mendelson Maoz), 2000, forthcoming.

141. Military Ethics of Disengagement, National Defense Studies, forthcoming.

142. “Senseless Is Your Death as Senseless Is Your Life”, Prooftext, forthcoming.





Encyclopedia Entries

Encyclopedia Hebraica:

143. Ayer

144. A.J.; Austin, J.L.

145. Bar-Hillel, Y.

146. Induction (supplement)

147. Language

148. Leibowitz, Y.

149. Logic (supplement)

150. Montague, R.M.

151. Russell, B. - Mathematics and Logic.

Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics:

152. Chomsky and Pragmatics

153. Modular Pragmatics

154. Rationality and Pragmatics

155. Cognitive Pragmatics

Encyclopedia Hebraica, Supll III:

156. Chomsky, N.

157. Cognitive Psychology – Language

158. Ethics

159. Judaism – Religion

160. Leibowitz, Y.

161. Philosophy of Language

162. Political Philosophy

163. Rawls, J.

Dictionary of Twentieth Century Philosophers:

164. Harris, Z.

165. Mauthner, F.

166. Rotenstreich, N.

Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language


167. Austin, J.L.


168. Moore, G.E.


Encycopedia of Business Social Responsibility and Accountability

169. “Ethics in Business” (with E. Bukshpan), forthcoming (Hebrew).

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