Department News and Faculty Books Archive


Graduate Student News: September 2013

“Skepticism and Semantic Blindsight”, by John Waterman, has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 APA Central Division meeting.


Spinoza and German Idealism

Spinoza and German Idealism
There can be little doubt that without Spinoza, German Idealism would have been just as impossible as it would have been without Kant. Yet the precise nature of Spinoza's influence on the German Idealists has hardly been studied in detail. This volume of essays by leading scholars sheds light on how the appropriation of Spinoza by Fichte, Schelling and Hegel grew out of the reception of his philosophy by, among others, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Jacobi, Herder, Goethe, Schleiermacher, Maimon and, of course, Kant.


Spinoza’s Metaphysics

Spinoza’s Metaphysics
In Yitzhak Melamed's new book, he offers a new and systematic interpretation of the core of Spinoza's metaphysics.


New Faculty Member

The department is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Bledin (UC Berkeley) as assistant professor, beginning Fall 2013.


Sextus Empiricus: Against the Physicists

Sextus Empiricus: Against the Physicists
Sextus Empiricus’ Against the Physicists examines numerous topics central to ancient Greek inquiries into the nature of the physical world, covering subjects such as god, cause and effect, whole and […]


Hegel’s Conscience

Hegel’s Conscience
This book provides a new interpretation of the ethical theory of G.W.F. Hegel. The aim is not only to give a new interpretation for specialists in German Idealism, but also […]


Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise: A Critical Guide

Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise: A Critical Guide
Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise was published anonymously in 1670 and immediately provoked huge debate. Its main goal was to claim that the freedom of philosophizing can be allowed in a free […]