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Tamar Rudavsky

Tamar Rudavsky

Tamar Rudavsky

Professor, Department of Philosophy


Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient and Medieval philosophy
  • Jewish and Islamic philosophy
  • phenomenology and existentialism


  • Ph.D. Brandeis University
  • M.A. Brandeis University (Jewish Philosophy)
  • M.A. Brandeis University
  • B.A. Simmons College (English and Philosophy)


Selected Publications:


  • Maimonides (Great Minds Series in philosophy)(Blackwell-Wiley Press: 2010).
  • The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy: From Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century, co-edited with S. Nadler (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).
  • Time Matters: Time, Creation and Cosmology in Medieval Jewish Philosophy, Albany, New York: SUNY Press, February, 2000.
  • Gender and Judaism: Tradition and Transformation,(ed), New York: NYU Press, 1995.
  • Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence in Medieval Philosophy, (ed.), Dordrecht: D.Reidel,Synthese Historical Library, 1985.


  • "Judaism and Feminism: Reflections on Metaphysics and Epistemology", Judaism, Philosophy and Feminism, ed. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (Indiana University Press, 2004).
  • Christian Scholasticism and Jewish Philosophy in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries,"The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Thought, ed. D.H. Frank and O. Leaman, (Sept. 2003).
  • "The Hermeneutics of Interpretation: The Case of Spinoza and Galileo, " Journal of the History of Ideas, October, 2001.