Palle Yourgrau

Palle Yourgrau is the Chair of Philosophy at Brandeis. His research and publications range from the metaphysics of birth and death to epistemology, philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of language, the philosophy of space and time, and Plato and Aristotle.

"She will revisit the lost world of the medieval Cathars in southern France, where Greek and Christian ideas were married … only to be crushed in the thirteenth century by kings and crusaders – an oasis of idealism floating in the desert of history… The past for her is not dead. She is turning to history, real and imagined, 'scavenging' through time as if it were space."

— Palle Yourgrau, Simone Weil