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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:
- Experience without Arrest: The Skeptical Philosophical Vision of Michael Oakeshott
- The Communities of the Question: Negative Theology in Western Monotheism
- Negative Theory and Negative Theology: Emmanuel Levinas and the Human Good
- Rabbinic Theology: Its Metaphysical Presuppositions and Political Implications.
- Skepticism and Political Participation (Temple University Press, January 1990).
- Power and Empowerment: A Radical Theory of Participatory Democracy-Co-authored with Peter Bachrach (Temple University Press, May 1992).
- Postmodernism and Democratic Theory (Temple University Press, April 1993).
- Democracy and Vision Co-edited with William Connolly (Princeton University Press, August, 2001).