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Research interests

My research examines medieval and renaissance Jewish philosophy and the dynamic confluence of Arabic, Greek, Latin and Hebrew intellectual traditions, which led to the blossoming of the sciences in medieval Jewish culture and to the reinterpretation of canonical religious texts. My dissertation examined the transmission of one book of Aristotle's Metaphysics from Greek to Arabic to Hebrew, and provided a critical edition of Averroes' influential commentary on it. In articles and lectures following my dissertation, I focus on medieval and renaissance Jewish interpreters of Aristotle's Metaphysics with attention to how they reconcile their interpretations of Aristotle with canonical Jewish ideas of God and the divine. In my current work, I am exploring Socratic notions of open-inquiry and their presentation in medieval Hebrew and Arabic works

Research Topics:

  • Medieval Jewish Philosophy
  • Renaissance Jewish Philosophy
  • Medieval Islamic Philosophy
  • Averroes
  • Aristotelian Metaphysics
  • Aristotelian Logic and Dialectic
  • History of Science
  • Hebrew Philosophical Terminology
  • Socratic Philosophy in Jewish Thought

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 2006Sep 2009

Award Date: 30 Sep 2009

Master, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 2004Sep 2005

Award Date: 30 Sep 2005


Oct 2000Sep 2003

Award Date: 30 Sep 2003


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