Aviezer Tucker: The Independent Institute

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Aviezer Tucker
Aviezer Tucker

Aviezer Tucker is Assistant Director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland.

Professor Tucker has been IMESS Fellow at the University of Tartu (Estonia); Grantee of the Gvirtzman Memorial Foundation (Prague) when he taught at Charles University and CEVRO College; Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Queens’ University, Belfast; Research Associate, Social and Political Theory and Philosophy program, Research School of the Social Sciences, Australian National University; Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars; Research Associate, Editor & Adjunct Professor, New York University; Visiting Professor, Long Island University; Visiting Professor, Trinity College; Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University; Assistant Professor, Palacky University (Czech Republic); Research Fellow, The Prague Central European University; and Lecturer and Teaching assistant, University of Maryland.

A contributor to numerous volumes and encyclopedias, his books include The Legacies of Totalitarianism, Our Knowledge of the Past: A Philosophy of Historiography, The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence: From Patocka to Havel, and A companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography. His articles have appeared in such scholarly journals as the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science; Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities; History Today; The Independent Review; Science, Technology, & Human Values; Philosophia: The Philosophy Journal of Israel; Public Administration Review; Political Studies; Perspectives on Science; Scientia Poetica; History and Theory; Critical Review; International Educator; International Studies of Philosophy; East European Constitutional Review; Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies; Explorations in Knowledge; Journal of Applied Philosophy; Telos; and History and Theory. And his popular articles have appeared in the Prague Post, Times Higher Education, Budapest Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Houston Post, and Jerusalem Post.