Sandy Berkovski


Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Oxford

Areas of Interest: Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics, Ethics

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Yehezkel (Sandy) Berkovski joined the department in 2005, right after obtaining his DPhil degree from the University of Oxford. His research interests straddle problems in philosophy of language, moral psychology, and metaphysics. Currently he is thinking about hypocrisy, imperatives, debunking arguments, and fatalism. His work has been published in a number of journals, including Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Synthese, Philosophy, Ratio, Southern Journal of Philosophy, Philosophia, Theoria, Acta Analytica, Intellectual History Review, and Logique et Analyse. His hobbies include yoga, Proust, and skiing.

Sample publications

Berkovski, S. (forthcoming). Slurs, Synonymy, and Taboo. Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

Berkovski, S. (2023). Moral Criticism, Hypocrisy, and Pragmatics. Philosophical Studies, 180, 1-26

Berkovski, S. (2022) Slurs and redundancy. Philosophia, 50, 1607–1622.

Berkovski, S. (2022). Mandeville on Self-liking, Morality, and Hypocrisy. Intellectual History Review, 32(1), 157-178.

S. Berkovski (2019), Some remarks on Mach’s philosophical doctrines, in: Ernst Mach: Life, Work, and Influence (F. Stadler ed.), Springer, pp. 123-133.

Berkovski, S. (2017) A Naturalist View of Humiliation. Phenomenology and Mind, 78–86.

Berkovski, S. (2015). A Hobbesian Theory of Shame. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 53(2), 125–150.

Berkovski, S. (2014). Gratitude, Self-Interest, and Love. Philosophia, 42(3), 645–664.

Berkovski, Y. (2014). Two Notions of Shame. Ratio, 27(3), 328–349.

Berkovski, S. (2012). The Possibility of Modified Hedonism: The Possibility of Modified Hedonism. Theoria, 78(3), 186–212.

Berkovski, S. (2011). Lewis’ Reduction of Modality. Acta Analytica, 26(2), 95–114.

Berkovski, S. (2011). Prichard’s Heresy. Philosophy, 86(4), 503–524.

Berkovski, S. (2011). Reichenbach and Weyl on Apriority and Mathematical Applicability. Synthese, 181(1), 63–77.

Berkovski, S. (2010). Some Remarks on Mthat. In L. Baptista & E. H. Rast (Eds.), Meaning and Context (pp. 213–234). Bern: Peter Lang.

Berkovski, S. (2002). Surprising User-Friendliness. Logique Et Analyse, 45(179–180), 283–297.