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Books Published or In Press

(1) [Hebrew] From Maimonides to Samuel ibn Tibbon: The Transformation of the Dalâlat al-Hâ’irîn into the Moreh ha-Nevukhim. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2007. (Download English summary in PDF.)

(2) Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza: Reason, Religion, and Autonomy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. (View Cambridge University Press book description.)

Book Projects in Progress

(1) Teaching Plato in Palestine—Essays on Diversity and Debate (under contract with Princeton University Press). (Download book proposal in PDF.)

Edited Books

(1) Traditions of Maimonideanism, ed. Carlos Fraenkel, Leiden: Brill, 2009. (Download Introduction in PDF.)

(2) The Rationalists: Between Tradition and Innovation, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Dario Perinetti, and Justin Smith. The New Synthese Historical Library, Springer Academic Publishers, 2010. (Download Introduction in PDF.)

(3) Vehicles of Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Culture, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Jamie Fumo, Faith Wallis, and Robert Wisnovsky, Cursor Mundi Series of the UCLA Center of Medieval Studies published by Brepols, 2012.

Papers Published or Accepted for Publication

(1) “The Problem of Anthropomorphism in a Hitherto Unknown Passage from Samuel ibn Tibbon’s Ma’amar Yiqqawu ha-Mayim and in a Newly-Discovered Letter by David ben Saul,” Jewish Studies Quarterly, 2004, pp. 83–126. (Download PDF.)

(2) “Maimonides’ God and Spinoza’s Deus sive Natura,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 44, No. 2 (2006), 169–215. (Download PDF.)

(3) [Hebrew] “Beyond the Faithful Disciple: Samuel ibn Tibbon’s Criticism of Maimonides,” Daat. A Journal of Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah 56 – 58 (2006), 61–82.

(3a) Expanded English translation of (3), in Maimonides after 800 Years: Essays on
Maimonides and His Influence
, ed. J. Harris, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007, 33–63. (Download PDF.)

(4) “Maimonides and Spinoza as Sources for Maimon’s Solution of the ‘problem quid juris’ in Kant’s Theory of Knowledge,” Kant-Studien 100 (2009), 212–240. (Download PDF.)

(4a) Shorter version of (4) was published in the conference proceedings volume: Sepharad in Ashkenaz: Medieval Knowledge and Eighteenth-Century Enlightened Jewish Discourse, eds. R. Fontaine, A. Schatz & I. Zwiep, Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Sciences, Amsterdam, 2007, 193–220.

(5) [Hebrew] “From Maimonides to Samuel ibn Tibbon: Interpreting Judaism as a Philosophical Religion,” in Maimonides: Conservatism, Originality, Revolution, ed. A. Ravitzky, Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar, 2008, vol. 2, 531–556.

(5a) English translation of (5) in Traditions of Maimonideanism, ed. Carlos Fraenkel, Leiden: Brill, 2009, 177–212. (Download PDF.)

(5b) Portuguese translation of (5) in Filosofia Judaica na Idade Média, ed. Rosalie Pereira, Editora Perspectiva, São Paulo (forthcoming).

(6) “Maimonides, Averroes, and Samuel ibn Tibbon on a ‘Skandalon’ of Medieval Science,” in Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism 8 (2008), 283–300. (Download PDF.)

(7) [Hebrew] “A New Examination of the Attribution to Samuel ibn Tibbon of two Collections of Glosses on the Guide of the Perplexed and of a Commentary on the Account of the Beginning with an Appendix Containing a Partial Edition of the Commentary,” Aley Sefer – A Journal of Bibliography and Booklore 20 (2008), 57-80. (Download PDF.)

(8) “Could Spinoza Have Presented the Ethics as the True Content of the Bible?” Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 4 (2008), eds. Daniel Garber and Steven Nadler, 1–50. (Download PDF.)

(9) “From the Pythagorean Void to Crescas’ God as the Place of the World,” Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture 5 (2008), 87–94. (Download PDF.)

(10) “Philosophy and Exegesis in al-Fârâbî, Averroes, and Maimonides,” Special Issue of Laval Théologique et Philosophique 64 (2008) on “The Philosophical Commentary in Antiquity and Beyond,” 105–125. (Download PDF.)

(11) “God’s Existence and Attributes,” in The Cambridge History of Medieval Jewish Philosophy, eds. S. Nadler and T. Rudavsky, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 561–589. (Download PDF.)

(12) “Zur Integration von islamischem und jüdischem Denken: Eine unbekannte Projektbeschreibung von Shlomo Pines,” in Münchener Beiträge zur Jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur 2008, 23–31. (Download PDF.)

(12a) “On Shlomo Pines’s Outline for an Integrated History of Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy,” English translation of (12), in Agents and Agency of Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Culture, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Jamie Fumo, Faith Wallis, and Robert Wisnovsky (forthcoming).

(13) “On the Concept and History of Philosophical Religions,” “Introductory Essay” in Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions, eds. Scott Mandelbrote and Jitse van der Meer, Leiden: Brill, 2009, 35–82. (Download PDF.)

(14) “Hasdai Crescas on God as the Place of the World and Spinoza’s Notion of God as Res Extensa,” Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism 9 (2009), 319–353. (Download PDF.)

(15) “Introduction” to Traditions of Maimonideanism, ed. Carlos Fraenkel, Leiden: Brill, 2009, vii–x.

(16) “Theocracy and Autonomy in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy,” Political Theory 38 (2010), 340–366. (Download PDF.)

(16a) Shorter German version of (16) in Simon-Dubnow-Yearbook 7 (2008), 283–297.

(17) “Introduction” (with Dario Perinetti and Justin Smith) to The Rationalists: Between Tradition and Innovation, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Dario Perinetti and Justin Smith. The New Synthese Historical Library of Springer Academic Publishers, 2010.

(18) “Spinoza on Philosophy and Religion: The Averroistic Sources,” The Rationalists: Traditions and Contexts, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Dario Perinetti and Justin Smith. The New Synthese Historical Library of Springer Academic Publishers, 2010, 58–81. (Download PDF.)

(18a) Shorter German version of (18) in Departure for Modern Europe—A Handbook of Early Modern Philosophy (1400 – 1700), ed. Hubertus Busche, Meiner Verlag, 2011, 564–76.

(19) “Legislating Truth: Maimonides, the Almohads and the 13th Century Jewish Enlightenment,” Studies in the History of Culture and Science Presented to Gad Freudenthal on his 65th Birthday, eds. R. Fontaine et al., Brill: Leiden, 2010, 209–231. (Download PDF.)

(19a) Portuguese of translation of (19) in Filosofia Judaica na Idade Média, ed. Rosalie Pereira , Editora Perspectiva, São Paulo (forthcoming).

(20) “Divine Law in the Platonic Tradition – One or Many?” in Universality of Reason – Plurality of Philosophies in the Middle Ages: Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the SIEPM in Palermo 2007, 2011.

(21) “Introduction” (with Jamie Fumo, Faith Wallis and Robert Wisnovsky) to Translation, Transmission, Transformation in Medieval Culture, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Jamie Fumo, Faith Wallis, and Robert Wisnovsky, Cursor Mundi Series of the UCLA Center of Medieval Studies published by Brepols, 2012.

(22) “Integrating Greek Philosophy into Jewish and Christian Contexts in Antiquity: The Alexandrian Project” in Translation, Transmission, Transformation in Medieval Cultures, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Jamie Fumo, Faith Wallis, and Robert Wisnovsky, Cursor Mundi Series of the UCLA Center of Medieval Studies published by Brepols, 2012.

(23) “Reconsidering the Case of Elijah Delmedigo’s Averroism and its Impact on Spinoza” in Renaissance Averroism and its Aftermath: Arabic Philosophy in Early Modern Europe, eds. Anna Akasoy and Guido Guiglioni, Springer Academic Publishers, 2012.

(23a) “Duplex Veritas? Elijah Delmedigo’s Relationship to Averroes and Christian Averroists Reconsidered,” shorter version of (23) to be published in Jewish Averroism, ed. Vasileios Syros, Brill (forthcoming).

(24) “Maimonideanism Today? Political Aristotelianism and the Problem of Autonomy: Medieval and Contemporary Perspectives,” The Hebrew University Magnes Press, eds. Aviram Ravitsky et al. (forthcoming).

(25) [Hebrew] “Philo of Alexandria, Hasdai Crescas and Spinoza on God’s Body and Causality,” Esti Eisenmann and Zeev Harvey (eds.), Hasdai Crescas, Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar (forthcoming).

(26) “Philosophy and Theology” in Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions, ed. Guy Stroumsa, Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

(27) “Spinoza’s Philosophy of Religion,” in Oxford Handbook of Spinoza, ed. Michael Della Rocca, Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

Book Reviews

(1) “No body,” Review of Sarah Stroumsa, Maimonides in His World: Portrait of a Mediterranean Thinker for Times Literary Supplement, November 19, 2010, 28. (Download PDF.)

(2) Review of Milad Doueihi, Augustine and Spinoza in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 19 March 2011. (Access on the Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews website.)

(3) “Divine Reasoning,” Review of Jacob Howland, Plato and the Talmud, for Times Literary Supplement, November 4, 2011, 32. (Download PDF.)

(4) “The Heretic Hebrew,” Review of Steven Nadler, A Book Forged in Hell: Spioza’s Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age, for Moment Magazine, January-February 2012, 74-75.

Encyclopedia Entries

(1) [German] The following appeared in A. Kilcher and O. Fraisse (Hrsg.), Lexikon jüdischer Philosophen, Stuttgart-Weimar: J. B. Metzler, 2003:

Crescas, Hasdai; Ibn Daud, Abraham; Ibn Tibbon, Jehuda / Samuel; Levi ben Gershon; Pines, Shlomo; Spinoza, Baruch de; Wolfson, Harry A.

(2) [German] Willensfreiheit: VII. Judentum, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 4. Auflage, vol. 8, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005, 1578-1579. (Download PDF.)

(2a) English translation of [8], Religion Past and Present, Leiden: Brill [forthcoming].

(3) Spinoza, Baruch de, Encyclopedia Judaica (Revised Edition), 2007. (Download PDF.)

Edited Books In Progress

(1) Agents and Agency of Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Culture, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Jamie Fumo, Cecily Hilsdale, Jamil Ragep, Faith Wallis, and Robert Wisnovsky.

Scholarly Translations In Progress

(1) Themistius, Paraphrase of Metaphysics, Book Lambda, Introduction and Eng. trans. Carlos Fraenkel and Yoav Meyrav (to be submitted to the Ancient Commentaries on Aristotle Series, ed. Richard Sorabji, Cornell UP and Duckworth).

(2) Al-Fârâbî, Kitâb al-Milla [The Book of Religion], to be published as part of Al-Fârâbî, Complete Works in English Translation, general editor David Reisman.

 

Essays and Commentary

 

(1) “Teaching Plato in Palestine,” Dissent, Spring 2007, 32–39. (Download PDF.)

(1a) German translation in Lettre International: Europas Kulturzeitung 74 (2006), 25–30.

(1b) Italian translation in Reset – Un Mese di Idee 103 (2007), 48–54.

(2) “Some Reflections on Philosophy, Democracy and Religion,” in Refleksi – Jurnal Kajian Agama dan Filsafat 9 (2007), 1—9 (Journal of the Faculty of Islamic Theology and Philosophy of the State Islamic University in Jakarta).

(3) “Teaching Aristotle in Indonesia,” Dissent, Summer 2008, 5–13. (Download PDF.)

(3a) “Mit Maimonides in Makassar,” shorter German version in Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 28 July 2008, “Feuilleton,” p. 23.

(3b) French translation in Philosophie Magazine 32 (2009).

(3c) Italian translation in Reset – Un Mese di Idee 113 (2009).

(4) “Does Brazil Still Need a Revolution?” Dissent, Winter 2011, 27–32. (Download PDF.)

(5) “Citizen Philosophers: Teaching Justice in Brazil” (Link) in Boston Review, January-February 2012.

(5a) Republished in Utne Reader, September-October 2012.

(5b) German translation in Lettre International: Europas Kulturzeitung 98 (2012).

(6) “One Hundred Days of Student Protests in Québec–Printemps Érable or Much Ado About Nothing?” Dissent, Online Feature, 29 May 2012. (Link)

(7) “In Praise of the Clash of Cultures,” (Link) in New York Times, The Stone, September 2, 2012.

(8) “Spinoza in Shtreimels: An Underground Seminar,” (Link) in Jewish Review of Books, Fall 2012.

(9) “A Mutakallim in Paris” [critical review of Rémi Brague’s work], The New Republic (forthcoming).

 

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