Dr. Ilit Ferber

Dr. Ilit Ferber

Ilit Ferber is Assistant Professor of philosophy at Tel-Aviv University. Her research focuses on the relationship between philosophy and psychoanalysis and the correspondence between language and the passions, especially melancholy, suffering and pain. Her monograph Philosophy and Melancholy: Benjamin's Early Reflections on Theater and Language (Stanford University Press, 2013) explores the role of melancholy in Benjamin's early writings and discusses the relationship between Benjamin, Freud and Leibniz. Ferber has published numerous articles on Leibniz, Herder, Freud, Benjamin, Heidegger, Scholem and Améry. She has also co-edited the following books: Philosophy's Moods: The Affective Grounds of Thinking (Springer, 2011), Lament in Jewish Thought: Philosophical, Theological and Literary Perspectives (De Gruyter Press, 2014) and Lamentations: Poetry and Thought in Gershom Scholem [in Hebrew] (Carmel Press, 2016). Ferber is currently completing a book manuscript on the role of pain and suffering in theories of language in the writings of Herder, Rousseau, Heidegger and Sophocles.

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