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Daniel Rynhold

Daniel
Rynhold

Dean of the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Professor of Jewish Philosophy

BA, University of Cambridge,
MA, University College of London,
PhD, London School of Economics,

Dr. Daniel Rynhold is professor in modern Jewish philosophy at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and director of the Revel doctoral program, having arrived on these shores from London, England, in August 2007. Educated at the universities of Cambridge and London, Dr. Rynhold had previously been a lecturer in Judaism in the department of theology and religious studies at King’s College London, a position he had held since 2001. This followed two years as a lecturer at the renowned Jews’ College of London.

Modern Jewish philosophy; ta'amei ha-mitzvot and the nature of practical justification; Moses Maimonides; Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik; Modern philosophy; Friedrich Nietzsche

BOOKS: TWO MODELS OF JEWISH PHILOSOPHY: JUSTIFYING ONE’S PRACTICES (Oxford, 2005); AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHY (London, 2009); HALAKHIC (OVER)MAN: NIETZSCHE, SOLOVEITCHIK AND CONTEMPORARY JEWISH PHILOSOPHY (Cambridge, forthcoming) (co-authored with Michael J. Harris)_ BOOKS EDITED: RADICAL RESPONSIBILITY: ESSAYS IN ETHICS, RELIGION AND LEADERSHIP PRESENTED TO CHIEF RABBI LORD JONATHAN SACKS (Jerusalem, 2013) (co-edited with Michael J. Harris and Tamra Wright)_ SELECTED ARTICLES: "Letting the Facts Get in the Way of a Good Thesis: On Interpreting Rav Soloveitchik's Philosophical Method" Torah U-Madda Journal 2012-13; "Yeshayahu Leibowitz," The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/leibowitz-yeshayahu/; "Modernity and Jewish Orthodoxy: Nietzsche and Soloveitchik on Life-Affirmation, Asceticism, and Repentance," Harvard Theological Review 2008

 

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Fall 2018
20th Century Jewish Philosophy
JPH 6880

 

Honors Thesis Proposal
HON 4977H

 

Honors Thesis: Preparation
HON 4980H

 

Honors Thesis: Writing
HON 4981H

 

Jewish Values in Contemp Wrld
JVCW 1002

 

Medieval Jewish Philosophy
JPH 5011

 

Philosophy of Law
PHI 3402

 

Topics:
POL 2495

 

Summer 2018
Honors Thesis Proposal
HON 4977H

 

The Problem of Evil
JPH 5015

 

Spring 2018
Philo. of Rav Soloveitchik
JPHI 1845

 

Philosophy of Law
PHIL 3402

 

Philosophy of Moses Maimonides
JPH 6651

 

Selected Topics
PHIL 4925

 

Survey Mod/Cont Jew Phl
JPH 5012

 

Topics: Political Theory
POLI 2491

 

Fall 2017
Ethics
PHI 1600

 

Jewish Values in Contemp Wrld
JVCW 1002

 

Medieval Jewish Philosophy
JPH 5011

 

Philosophy and Mitzvah
JPH 6714

 

Philosophy of R. Soloveitchik
JPH 6885

 

Summer 2017
Early Mod Period: Spinoza/Mend
JPH 6860

 

Spring 2017
Buber and Rosezweig
JPH 6872

 

Intro Jewish Philosophy
JPH 1134

 

Modern Philosophy
PHIL 2420

 

Philosophy of Judah Halevi
JPH 6640

 

Survey Mod/Cont Jew Phl
JPH 5012