Academic Publications
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MONOGRAPHS

(1) [Hebrew] From Maimonides to Samuel ibn Tibbon: The Transformation of the Dalālat al-Ḥāʾirīn into the Moreh ha-Nevukhim, Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2007.
Reviews: AJS Review; Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism; Iyyun: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly; Revue des études juives.

(2) Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza: Reason, Religion, and Autonomy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012 (Paperback 2014).
Reviews: Anabases: Traditions et Réceptions de l’Antiquité; British Journal of the History of Philosophy; Bruniana & Campanelliana; Bryn Mawr Classival Review; Bulletin de bibliographie spinoziste; Faith and Philosophy; Foro Interno: Anuario de Teoría Política; Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-Judaic); Journal of the History of Philosophy; Journal of Religious Studies; Philosophisches Jahrbuch; Plurilogue: Philosophy and Politics Review; Studia Philonica Annual; The New Republic; Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought; WebJudaica: Revista do Instituto Judaico Cultural Marc Chagall.

(3) Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World, Foreword by Michael Walzer, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.
(3a) German translation of 3: Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag, forthcoming in 2016.
(3b) Spanish translation of 3: Barcelona: Ariel, forthcoming in 2016.

 

EDITED VOLUMES

(1) Traditions of Maimonideanism, ed. Carlos Fraenkel, Leiden: Brill, 2009.

(2) The Rationalists: Between Tradition and Innovation, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Dario Perinetti, and Justin Smith, The New Synthese Historical Library, Dordrecht: Springer, 2010.

(3) Vehicles of Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Textual 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.

(4) Agents and Agency of Transmission, Translation, and Transformation in Medieval Textual Culture, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Jamie Fumo, Jamil Ragep, Faith Wallis, and Robert Wisnovsky, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter (forthcoming 2015).

 

SCHOLARLY TRANSLATIONS

(1) Themistius, Paraphrase of Metaphysics, Book Lambda, Introduction, Translation, and Notes, Carlos Fraenkel and Yoav Meyrav (under contract for the Ancient Commentaries on Aristotle Series, ed. Richard Sorabji, Cornell University Press and Duckworth).

 

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

(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.

(2) “Maimonides’ God and Spinoza’s Deus sive Natura,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (2006), 169-215.

(3) “Beyond the Faithful Disciple: Samuel ibn Tibbon’s Criticism of Maimonides,” in Maimonides after 800 Years: Essays on Maimonides and His Influence, ed. J. Harris, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007, 33-63.
(3a) Hebrew translation of (3) in Daat. A Journal of Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah 56-58 (2006), 61-82.

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

(5) “From Maimonides to Samuel ibn Tibbon: Interpreting Judaism as a Philosophical Religion,” in Traditions of Maimonideanism, ed. Carlos Fraenkel, Leiden: Brill, 2009, 177-212.
(5a) Hebrew translation of (5) in Maimonides: Conservatism, Originality, Revolution, ed. A. Ravitzky, Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar, 2008, vol. 2, 531-556.
(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.

(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 20 (2008), 45-68.

(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.

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

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

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

(12) “Zur Integration von islamischem und jüdischem Denken: Eine unbekannte Projektbeschreibung von Shlomo Pines,” in Münchener Beiträge zur Jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur 4 (2008), 23-31.
(12a) “On Shlomo Pines’ 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.

(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.

(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.
(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, 1-9.

(18) “Spinoza on Philosophy and Religion: The Averroistic Sources,” The Rationalists: Between Tradition and Innovation, eds. Carlos Fraenkel, Dario Perinetti and Justin Smith, The New Synthese Historical Library of Springer Academic Publishers, 2010, 58-81.
(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., Leiden: Brill, 2010, 209-231.
(19a) Portuguese translation of (19) in Filosofia Judaica na Idade Média, ed. Rosalie Pereira, Editora Perspectiva, São Paulo (forthcoming).

(20) “Inroduction” (with Jamie Fumo, Faith Wallis, and Robert Wisnovsky) to Vehilces of Translation, Transmission, Transformation in Medieval Textual 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, 1-22.

(21) “Integrating Greek Philosophy into Jewish and Christian Contexts in Antiquity: The Alexandrian Project” in Vehicles of Translation, Transmission, Transformation in Medieval Textual 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, 23-47.

(22) “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, Dordrecht: Springer, 2012, 213-236.
(22a) “Duplex Veritas? Elijah Delmedigo’s Relationship to Averroes and Christian Averroists Reconsidered,” shorter version of (22) to be published in Jewish Averroism, ed. Vasileios Syros, Brill (forthcoming).

(23) “Divine Law in the Platonic Tradition – One or Many?” in Schede Medievali 51 (2013), 31-40.

(24) “Philo of Alexandria, Hasdai Crescas, and Spinoza on God’s Body,” in Envisioning Judaism: Studies in Honor of Peter Schäfer, eds. Ra‘anan Boustan et al., Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2013, 809-820.
(24a) Hebrew trans. of (24) in Hasdai Crescas, eds. Esti Eisenmann and Zeev Harvey, Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar (forthcoming).

(25) “Spinoza on Miracles and the Truth of Scripture,” Journal of the History of Ideas 74 (2013), 643-658.

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

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

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

 

BOOK REVIEWS

(1) Review of Milad Doueihi, Augustine and Spinoza for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, March 19, 2011

(2) “The Heretic Hebrew” Review of Steven Nadler, A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza’s Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age for Moment Magazine, January 2012

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

(1) [German] The following appeared in A. Kilcher & 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
(2a) English translation of (2), Religion Past and Present, Leiden: Brill [forthcoming]

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

Essays and Commentary
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(1) “Teaching Plato in Palestine,” Dissent, Spring 2007, 32-39.
(1a) German translation of (1) in Lettre International: Europas Kulturzeitung 74 (2006), 25-30.
(1b) Italian translation of (1) 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.
(3a) “Mit Maimonides in Makassar,” Shorter German version of (3), Neue Zürcher Zeitung, July 28, 2008, “Feuilleton,” 23.
(3b) French translation of (3) in Philosophie Magazine 32 (2009).
(3c) Italian translation of (3) in Reset: Un Mese di Idee 113 (2009).

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

(5) “Does Brazil Still Need a Revolution?” Dissent, Winter 2011, 27-32.

(6) “Divine reasoning,” Review of Jacob Howland, Plato and the Talmud for Times Literary Supplement, November 4, 2011, 32

(7) “Citizen Philosophers: Teaching Justice in Brazil,” Boston Review, January-February 2012. One of Boston Review’s “Best Essays of 2012”
(7a) German translation of (7) in Lettre International: Europas Kulturzeitung 98 (2012).
(7b) Romanian translation of (7) in Lettre International: Romania 84 (2013).

(8) “100 Days of Student Protests in Québec: Printemps Érable or Much Ado About Nothing?” Dissent, May 2012.

(9) “In Praise of the Clash of Cultures,” The New York Times, “The Stone” philosophy series, 2 September, 2012 (also included in The Stone Reader, Norton, 2015).
(9a) Shorter German version of (9) in Die Zeit, April 2013.

(10) “Spinoza in Shtreimels: An Underground Seminar,” Jewish Review of Books, Fall 2012, 38-43 (featured preview in Jewish Ideas Daily, September 4, 2012).
(10a) French translation of (10) in Books: Livres et Idées du Monde Entier 50, 26 December, 2013.

(11) “A Guerrillero-Gentleman,” The Nation, January 20, 2014.
(11a) German translation of (11) Lettre International: Europas Kulturzeitung 102 (2013).
(11b) Romanian translation of (11) in Lettre International: Romania 88 (2014).
(11c) Portuguese translation of (11) in Revista Brasileiros 80 (2014).

(12) “Cantankerous Neighbors,” Review Essay of David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism and Neighboring Faiths for the London Review of Books, February 2015.