Steven Nadler


Steven Nadler

Steven Nadler is the "William H. Hay II" Professor of Philosophy, and "Max and Frieda Weinstein-Bascom" Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he currently chairs the Department of Philosophy.

Education

Nadler received his PhD from Columbia University in 1986. His research focus since then has been devoted to the study of philosophy in the seventeenth century, including Descartes and Cartesian philosophy, Spinoza, and Leibniz. His research also includes antecedents of aspects of early modern thought in medieval Latin philosophy and (especially with respect to Spinoza) medieval Jewish philosophy.

Bibliography

* "Arnauld and the Cartesian Philosophy of Ideas" (Princeton, 1989) ISBN 0691073406
* "Malebranche and Ideas" (Oxford University Press, 1992)
* Editor, "Causation in Early Modern Philosophy" (Penn State Press, 1993) ISBN 027102657X
* "Spinoza: A Life" (Cambridge, 1999) - Winner of the 2000 Koret Jewish Book Award ISBN 0521002931
* Editor, "The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche" (Cambridge University Press, 2000) ISBN 052162729X
* Editor, "A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy" (Blackwell, 2002) ISBN 0631218009
* "Spinoza's Heresy: Immortality and the Jewish Mind" (Oxford, 2002) ISBN 0199247072
* "Rembrandt's Jews" (Chicago, 2003) - Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2004. [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2004/general-non-fiction/ Pulitzer website] ] ISBN 0226567370
* Co-editor (with Manfred Walther and Elhanan Yakira), "Spinoza and Jewish Identity" (Konigshausen & Neumann, 2003) ISBN 3826027159
* Co-editor (with Daniel Garber), "Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy" (Oxford University Press, 2006) ISBN 0199203946
* "Spinoza's Ethics: An Introduction" (Cambridge, 2006) ISBN 0521836204
* "The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God, and Evil" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, forthcoming in 2008)

Career

He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1988, and has been a visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford University, the University of Chicago, and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris), and a holder of the Spinoza Chair at the University of Amsterdam. Nadler was also a speaker at the symposium on November 2006.

References

External links

[http://philosophy.wisc.edu/nadler Steven Nadler at UWM]


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