Dr. Elad ​Carmel 

Dr. Elad Carmel is a postdoctoral fellow at the Humphrey Center in 2018–19. He specialises in the history of political thought, focusing on the political and religious thought of Thomas Hobbes and the reception of his ideas by later thinkers, especially the English deists. Dr. Carmel holds a BA and an MA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University and a DPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford. He was a lecturer in the department of multidisciplinary studies at Sapir College and a Lady Davis postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Selected Publications:

 Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

'“Philosophy, Therefore, Is within Yourself": The Rational Potential in Hobbes's Theory'. Hobbes Studies(2018).

'“I will speake of that subject no more": The Whig Legacy of Thomas Hobbes'. Intellectual History Review(2018). 

 Chapters in Edited Volumes 

'Hobbes and Early English Deism'. In Hobbes on Politics and Religion, ed. R. Douglass and L. van Apeldoorn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018). 

'The History and Philosophy of English Freethinking'. In The Sources of Secularism: Enlightenment and Beyond, ed. H.Hämäläinen and A.Tomaszewska (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).