Elay Shech

I am a philosopher specializing in philosophy of science and philosophy of physics. However, my research interests are broad and center on a wide range of areas in philosophy including aesthetics and the philosophy of art, philosophy of mathematics, and history of science.

I  received my PhD from the department of History and Philosophy of Science at University of Pittsburgh in the Spring of 2015. My dissertation concerns the philosophical underpinnings of representation and idealization in science, and is directed by John Earman and John D. Norton. In August 2015, I joined Auburn University’s Department of Philosophy as Assistant Professor.

I have held visiting fellowships at Durham University, National University of Singapore, University of Sydney, and University of Bristol, I was a visiting scholar/professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University, and I will be a Senior Fellow at Descartes Centre at Utrecht University in the Summer of 2019.

In my free time I enjoy cooking authentic and traditional cuisines from around the world, reading fiction (with current favorites Philip Roth, Elizabeth StroutHaruki MurakamiNeil GaimanBrandon Sanderson, and Ursula K. LeGuin), and playing music (mostly the Geetar, but I have been trying to pick up the Banjer as well). I enjoy hiking and long walks in nature.