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My Research


I completed my Ph. D. in Columbia University under prof. Isaac Levi. My main interest is rational belief change in the Pragmatist tradition. I also in rational choice theory in general. More generally, I am interested in philosophical counseling - how to use philosophy's wisdom to make better life choices. See more in the Research section of this site.

About Me


Avital Pilpel

Chess History


I am now completing a book on the history of chess in Mandatory Palestine and the early state of Israel (1918-1964). For more information, see Chess History.

My Teaching 

I consider teaching philosophers' most important job. I taught philosophy courses on all levels - from graduate seminars to secondary school. I also taught courses in history, communications, education, and critical thinking. See more in Teaching.