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Prof. Lampert Khen
Fields of Research
Prof. Lampert Khen
School of Behavioral Sciences
  • New perspectives in Philosophy, History and Sociology of Emotions, e.g., the Historical moral significance of Affections

  • The role of Language in the Social Construction of Empathy

Short Bio

Prof. Lampert major academic fields of interest are Comparative philosophy, World History of Ideas, Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Buddhist Philosophy and Critical Pedagogy. 

After the completion of his PhD (Tel-Aviv University, 1997), and until 2015, he has served as a part-time lecturer in Comparative Philosophy and History at the East-Asian Studies department in Tel-Aviv University; and taught Critical-Pedagogy at Hkibutzim Teachers-College. 

During that period, he had published several academic monographs in Philosophy, Critical pedagogy and Comparative study of Religion.

Alongside academia, his major occupation for many years has been working with at-risk children and youth. He has a lifelong experience working with children in underprivileged neighborhoods in Israel, within various frameworks (Government & NGOs), that integrate education and welfare.

Since 2017 he has been teaching Social-Activism, Philosophy and History of Ideas, as a full-time associate-professor at the Academic College Tel-Aviv Jaffa.

Selected Publications

  1. Caring as the Default of Empathic Direct Perception, Emotion Review, June 2022.

  2. A Language of Empathy,      (in Hebrew), Tel-Aviv University Press, 2022.

  3. Meritocratic Education and Social Worthlessness, Springer, 2012.

  4. Empathic Education – A Critique of Neo-Capitalism, (in Hebrew), Resling, 2008.

  5. Traditions of Compassion: from Religious Duty to Social Activism, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

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