Tamar Rudavsky

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Tamar Rudavsky

Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor in Philosophy


gmail -- trudavsky@gmail.com
230 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient and Medieval philosophy
  • Jewish and Islamic philosophy
  • gmail -- trudavsky@gmail.com
  • personal website -- http://www.tmrudavskyart.com/


  • M.A. Brandeis University (Jewish Philosophy)
  • M.A. Brandeis University
  • Ph.D. Brandeis University

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Selected Publications:


  • Maimonides (Great Minds Series in philosophy) (Blackwell-Wiley Press: 2010).
  • The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy: From Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century, co-edited with S. Nadler (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).
  • Time Matters: Time, Creation and Cosmology in Medieval Jewish Philosophy, Albany, New York: SUNY Press, February, 2000.
  • Gender and Judaism: Tradition and Transformation,(ed), New York: NYU Press, 1995.
  • Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence in Medieval Philosophy, (ed.), Dordrecht: D.Reidel, Synthese Historical Library, 1985.
  • Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Philosophy and Religion; Oxford University Press, 2018.


  • “The Science of Scripture: Abraham Ibn Ezra and Spinoza on Biblical Hermeneutics,"  in Spinoza and Medieval Jewish Philosophy, ed. Steven Nadler (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • "Cosmogony and Prophetology in Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed: A Reappraisal,"  in Debates in Medieval Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses, ed. Jeffrey Hause (Routledge 2014) pp. 164-176.
  • “ A Brief History of Skeptical Responses” in A Companion to the Problem of Evil, ed.  Justin McBrayer and Daniel Howard-Snyder, (Wiley-Blackwell Press 2013).
  • “Natural Law Morality in Jewish Philosophy,” in Reason, Religion and Natural Law: from Plato to Spinoza, edited Jon Jacobs (Oxford Univ Press, 2012).
  • “Sailing Motifs in Medieval Philosophy,” in  Philosophy and Sailing, (Blackwell Pub., 2012).
  • Time, Space and Cosmology in Medieval Jewish Philosophy,” in ​Nadler and Rudavsky eds, Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: From Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century,(Cambridge Univ Press, 2009), 388-433.
  • “Feminism and Modern Jewish Philosophy,” in M. Morgan and P. Gordon, ed, A Cambridge History of Modern Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge Univ Press, 2007).
  • "Christian Scholasticism and Jewish Philosophy in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries," The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Thought, ed. D.H. Frank and O. Leaman, (Sept. 2003).
  • "The Hermeneutics of Interpretation: The Case of Spinoza and Galileo, " Journal of the History of Ideas, October, 2001.