Adi Ophir (born 22 September 1951) is an Israeli philosopher. Professor Ophir teaches philosophy at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. He is also a fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute where he directs an interdisciplinary research project on "Humanitarian Action in Catastrophes: The Shaping of Contemporary Political Imagination and Moral Sensibilities."

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  • Adi Ophir (* 22. September 1951) ist ein israelischer Philosoph. Ophir lehrt Philosophie und Kritische Theorie am Cohn Institut der Universität Tel Aviv. Er ist Fellow am Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, wo er das interdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekt „Humanitäre Aktion in Katastrophen: Die Gestaltung der zeitgenössischen politischen Imagination und moralischen Sensibilität“ leitet. (de)
  • Adi Ophir (born 22 September 1951) is an Israeli philosopher. Professor Ophir teaches philosophy at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. He is also a fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute where he directs an interdisciplinary research project on "Humanitarian Action in Catastrophes: The Shaping of Contemporary Political Imagination and Moral Sensibilities." Ophir's recent book The Order of Evils offers a moral theory that emphasizes the socially structured existential and political nature of evil. He argues that evils, like pain, suffering, loss, and humiliation, are "superfluous evils" that can often be prevented but are not. Analyzing seminal works by modern and postmodern philosophers such as Rousseau, Kant, Marx, Sartre, Arendt, Foucault, and Derrida, Ophir submits that to be moral is to care for others, and to be committed to preventing their suffering and distress. Ophir's focus on understanding particular evils (rather than some transcendentalized Evil) keeps his thought determinedly secular. While a deeply theoretical work, The Order of Evils is informed by Ophir's preoccupation with two major events in recent Jewish history: the Holocaust and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. He does not compare these two events but instead introduces a typology of disasters that locates them within the wide spectrum of calamities generated by humans to exhibit both the specificities and general patterns that subsequently emerge. (en)
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  • Adi Ophir (* 22. September 1951) ist ein israelischer Philosoph. Ophir lehrt Philosophie und Kritische Theorie am Cohn Institut der Universität Tel Aviv. Er ist Fellow am Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, wo er das interdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekt „Humanitäre Aktion in Katastrophen: Die Gestaltung der zeitgenössischen politischen Imagination und moralischen Sensibilität“ leitet. (de)
  • Adi Ophir (born 22 September 1951) is an Israeli philosopher. Professor Ophir teaches philosophy at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. He is also a fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute where he directs an interdisciplinary research project on "Humanitarian Action in Catastrophes: The Shaping of Contemporary Political Imagination and Moral Sensibilities." (en)
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