Associate Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies
B.A., M.A. (York [Canada] 1981, 1982)
M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto 1983, 1987)
111 Furman Hall
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein is a philosopher with a special interest in Maimonides, Spinoza, Benjamin, and Adorno. She has published Maimonides and St. Thomas on the Limits of Reason (SUNY Press, 1995), Moses Maimonides and Medieval Jewish Philosophy, a tape series for The World of Philosophy (Knowledge Products, 1996), Spinoza’s Critique of Religion and Its Heirs: Marx, Benjamin, Adorno (Cambridge, 2015), co-edited Maimonides and His Heritage with Lenn E. Goodman and James A. Grady (SUNY, 2009), and published numerous articles in her two fields of medieval and modern philosophy, including a chapter on “Jewish Philosophy” in The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy, ed. Steven McGrade (Cambridge, 2003). She reads nine languages and is one of our major resources in linguistic matters. She is currently working on the recovery of an alternative materialist tradition in the thought of Aristotle and other projects in critical theory and political philosophy.
Professor Dobbs-Weinstein’s teaching interests include Jewish Philosophy, Aristotle, Spinoza, Nietzsche, Medieval Philosophy, and critical theory.