About me

I am a Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. I hold the Charlotte Bloomberg Chair in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins. I have been awarded the Fulbright, Mellon, and American Academy for Jewish Research Fellowships. I have also won the ACLS Burkhardt (2011), NEH (2010), and Humboldt (2011) fellowships for my forthcoming book on Spinoza and German Idealism. I study foundational questions, which I aspire to approach with both philosophical and historical rigor. In particular, I am interested in well-argued views that are commonly treated as “counter-intuitive”; such views, I think, may help us challenge our own well-fortified bel…

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