Ofer Gal completed his MA in History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University in 1991 and his PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 1996.  Since 2004 he has been a member and sometimes director of the School of History and Philosophy of Science at Sydney University and a founder and director of a number of other institutions.

Ofer Gal’s work concentrates on early modern science, which he studies with an eye to epistemological, ontological, and historiographical questions, and he has also published extensively on global knowledge, eighteenth-century chemistry, and various philosophical themes.  His latest monographs are Baroque Science (with Raz Chen-Morris, Chicago University Press, 2013) and Origins of Modern Science (Cambridge University Press, 2021).  His current interests are in the epistemological and ethical implications of the rise of the New Science and in particular those arising from the naturalization of the senses.


Passionate Knowledge: The New Science and the Early Modern State


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