Dr. Noa Shein

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Noa Shein
Fields of Practice: 
History of Early Modern Philosophy and Science

Dr. Noa Shein is a lecturer in the Philosophy Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2012). Prior to her appointment she held two postdoctoral fellowships, one at the Edelstein Center for the Philosophy and History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2009-2010), and the other in the Philosophy Department at the University of Haifa (2006-2008). She gained her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California at Irvine. Her doctoral thesis was on Spinoza's metaphysics and epistemology, focusing on the status and nature of the attributes of substance and their relation to the mind. She gained her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley (1995-1999). Her research currently focuses on the complex interrelations between physics and metaphysics in the Early Modern period, in particular as they play out in such thinkers as Descartes, Spinoza, Hobbes, Leibniz and Newton. More specifically, the kind of questions that interest her are those concerning the nature of space and the individuation of bodies and how these both influence and are influenced by metaphysical and epistemological theses.