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Research Interests

I am interested in many topics that concern the encounter between science and religion, Judaism and Christianity in particular. Research interests include: metaphysics of human sexuality, thought experiments in revealed theology, the notion of dialogue in religion and science, revelation as a basic source of evidence, the relationship between continental and analytical philosophy of science, and human experiments in medicine.

Selected Publications

(co-editor with Michael T. Stuart and James R. Brown) The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments. London; New York: Routledge. (2018)

“The Super Miracles of Modern Science.” Toronto Journal of Theology (Supplement 1, 2017): 39-71.

(with Michael T. Stuart) “Origins of the Philosophy of Thought Experiments: The Forerun.” Perspectives on Science  22: 13-54. (2014)

“Poems of Productive Imagination: Thought Experiments, Christianity, and Science in Novalis.” Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 55: 54-83. (2013)

“The Relativized A Priori and the Laboratory of the Mind: Towards a Neo-Kantian Account of Thought Experiments in Science.” Epistemologia: Italian Journal for Philosophy of Science XXXVI: 55-73. (2013)

“Sexual Diversity and Divine Creation: A Tightrope Walk between Christianity and Science.” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 48: 35-59. (2012)

“The Body, Thought Experiments, and Phenomenology.” In Thought Experiments in Philosophy, Science, and the Arts, edited by James R. Brown, Melanie Frappier, Letitia Meynell, pp. 81-104. New York; London: Routledge. (2012)

“Transsexuality: Reconciling Christianity and Science.” Toronto Journal of Theology 27: 51-71. (2011)

(with James R. Brown) “Thought Experiments.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. (2010ff.)


Geordie McComb (Advisor, Department of Philosophy). “Thought Experiments, Literature, and Wittgenstein,” in progress.

Dr. Adam Richter (Supervisor). “The Theology of John Wallis,” Conferred November 24, 2017.

Dr. Paul Greenham (Supervisor). Title of Dissertation: “A Concord of Alchemy with Theology: Isaac Newton’s Hermeneutics of the Symbolic Texts of Chymistry and Biblical Prophecy,” Conferred July 22, 2015.

Dr. Mike Stuart (Supervisor). Title of Dissertation: “Thought Experiments in Science,” Conferred March 23, 2015.


Contact Information

  • Personal Title: Associate Professor
  • Location: VC 320
  • Telephone number: +1 (416) 946-5024
  • E-mail address: yiftach.fehige@utoronto.ca