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Areas of Expertise
- Ancient and Medieval philosophy
- Jewish and Islamic philosophy
- phenomenology and existentialism
- M.A. Brandeis University (Jewish Philosophy)
- M.A. Brandeis University
- Ph.D. Brandeis University
- B.A. Simmons College (English and Philosophy)
- 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.