Dr. Asaf Ziderman

Affiliated Research Fellow 2021-2022
Research Fellow 2018-19
Kibbutz Ein Ha-Natziv, 1080500

 Dr. Asaf Ziderman is a postdoctoral fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center. He received his doctorate in the school of philosophy at Tel Aviv University in 2019. He has also been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Center for Jewish Studies and at Israel’s Open University.  

Dr. Ziderman’s main area of research is the intersections of 19th and 20th German-Jewish thought and analytic philosophy of action. His first monograph, The Act of Love: Martin Buber’s Dialogical Thought as a Philosophy of Action, is under final revisions.

More broadly, Dr. Ziderman’s fields of interest are philosophical anthropology, theoretical perspectives on religion, modern Jewish thought, and Israel Studies,


“Martin Buber’s Dialogical Thought as a Philosophy of Action”, Journal of Religion 101:3 (2021)

“Chaos, Abgrund, and Wirbel: On Buber’s Notion of Ambivalence” in Sarah Scott (ed.), Rethinking Martin Buber: Essays on Religion, Politics, and Philosophy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (forthcoming)