Aryeh Botwinick


Temple University

464 Gladfelter Hall Temple University 
1115 West Berks St.
Philadelphia PA 19122

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Curriculum Vitae

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Aryeh Botwinick received his Ph.D. from the Inter-Disciplinary Program in Political Philosophy at Princeton University in 1973. He teaches regularly within the Department upper-class electives and graduate courses in political theory. Among the courses that he teaches on a regular basis are Classical Political Philosophy, Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy, Modern Political Philosophy, Introduction to Political Philosophy, Seminar in Political Philosophy, Theories of Justice, Contemporary Theories of Democracy, American Political Thought, and 19th and 20th Century Political Philosophy. He received the College of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008.

Since the publication of his book,  Skepticism , Belief, and the Modern:  Maimonides to Nietzsche (Cornell University Press, 1997),  he has been working to reconfigure and rearticulate the relationship between Western monotheism and Western secularism.  He has tried to highlight a continuity of logical structure between key interpretations of monotheism  and  key readings of philosophical liberalism.  The projects that he is currently working on as continuations of the earlier work are:

Selected Publications