Idit Chikurel studied philosophy of science at Tel Aviv University, obtaining her PhD in 2019 with a dissertation on Salomon Maimon’s theory of invention. For this essay, she received an award from the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem for the Study of German-Jewish History and Culture. In 2018–2020, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Potsdam and a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the MPIWG (Department I and Research Group “Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body”), ETH Zurich, and the Humboldt University. In 2019, she co-organized the first Young Scholars conference of the European Society for the History of Science. During her studies, she was a fellow at the Minerva Humanities Center and spent a semester at the Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV. She received a Masters degree from the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv University in 2011.
Idit Chikurel’s work is interdisciplinary in nature, interweaving philosophy of science, history of mathematics, history of philosophy, and Jewish philosophy. Her new project, “Experience and Observation in Narboni’s Commentaries on Maimonides’ Treatises,” is conducted in Katja Krause’s Research Group “Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul & Body ca. 800–1650.” Her first monograph, Salomon Maimon’s Theory of Invention: Scientific Genius, Analysis and Euclidean Geometry, was published by de Gruyter in 2020.
- Salomon Maimon's Theory of Invention: Scientific Genius, Analysis and Euclidean Geometry. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2020.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Scientific and Logical Knowledge in Jewish Philosophy”
The Translation of Philosophy and the Philosophy of Translation
University of Potsdam, Tel Aviv University & The Research Center for Analytic
German Idealism (FAGI)
History of Science Society (HSS)
Maimonides Center for Advance Studies (University of Hamburg)
The Minerva Humanities Center (Tel-Aviv University)
The British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP)