Prof. Nachtomy is currently the head of the humanities and arts department at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He works on early modern philosophy, philosophy and history of biology, mind-body relations, Wittgenstein’s philosophy, and multicultural theory (especially in the Israeli context).
Prof. Nachtomy began studying philosophy and history of science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, then went to Columbia University for graduate school. His PhD thesis (A Leibnizian Approach to Possibility, 1998) was advised by Christia Mercer, Alan Gabbey, and Haim Gaifman. He spent a year at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, conducting postdoctoral research on Leibniz and Spinoza with Pierre-François Moreau.
Prof. Nachtomy taught at Tel-Hai Academic College, Israel, Lehigh University, Fordham University, and been a visiting scholar at Princeton and the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, as well as a member at the institutes for advanced study in Princeton and Paris.