Daniel H. Frank

Daniel H. Frank

Director // SIS // Jewish Studies
Faculty

Professor // Philosophy
Faculty

Director of Jewish Studies Program // SIS
Faculty


PhD, University of Pittsburgh

 

Office Information

Office: BRNG 7135
Office Phone: (765) 494-7564
Office Fax: (765) 496-1616
E-mail: dfrank@purdue.edu

Specialization

Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy, History of Political Philosophy, Ethics

Representative Publications Jewish Philosophy Past and Present: Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources. Co-edited with Aaron Segal. London and New York: Routledge (2017), 317pp.Spinoza on Politics, with Jason Waller (Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks Series). London and New York: Routledge (2016), 169pp.The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Co-edited with Oliver Leaman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2003), 483pp.The Jewish Philosophy Reader. Co-edited with Oliver Leaman and Charles Manekin. London and New York: Routledge (2000), 618pp.History of Jewish Philosophy. Co-edited with Oliver Leaman. London and New York: Routledge (1997), 934pp.(revised edition) Saadya Gaon, The Book of Doctrines and Beliefs (Alexander Altmann [ed./tr.]. Oxford: East and West Library, 1946), new introduction by DHF. Indianapolis and Cambridge, MA: Hackett (2002), 194pp.(revised edition) Maimonides, The Guide of the Perplexed (Julius Guttmann [ed.] and Chaim Rabin [tr.]. London: East and West Library, 1952), new introduction by DHF. Indianapolis and Cambridge, MA: Hackett (1995), 233pp.“Meaning, Truth, and History: Maimonides and Spinoza on the Interpretation of Scripture.” In Jewish Philosophy Past and Present: Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources (op. cit., 2017), 46-54“Jewish Perspectives on Natural Theology.” In The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology, ed. Russell Re Manning. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013), 137-50“The Politics of Fear: Idolatry and Superstition in Maimonides and Spinoza.” In Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem’s Enduring Presence, ed. Jonathan Jacobs. New York. Oxford University Press (2011), 177-89“Jewish Philosophical Theology.” In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology, eds. Thomas Flint and Michael Rea. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2009), 541-55“Divine Law and Human Practices.” In The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: From Antiquity through the Seventeenth Century, eds. Steven Nadler and T. M. Rudavsky. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2009), 790-807“Maimonides and Medieval Jewish Aristotelianism.” In The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Thought (op. cit., 2003), 136-56Selected HonorsBaumgardt Memorial Fellowship (awarded every five years), American Philosophical Association (2003-2004)Visiting Research Fellowship, British Academy, London (1994)Research Fellowship, UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (1986)Work in ProgressDispassion and Engagement  Cambridge Critical Guide to Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed, edited with Aaron Segal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press “Wisdom, Piety, and Superhuman Virtue”“Dispassion, God, and Nature:  Maimonides and Spinoza.” In Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age, eds. Samuel Lebens, Dani Rabinowitz and Aaron Segal.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press  “Law and Order:  The Birth of a Nation and the Creation of the World.”  In The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Theology, ed. Steven Kepnes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press      “The Structure of the Guide.”  In Cambridge Critical Guide to Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed (op. cit.) 

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