Paul E. Nahme Dorot Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Paul E. Nahme (Ph.D., University of Toronto) is the Dorot Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University. He has studied Rabbinic Literature and Jewish Law at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He taught previously at the University of Kansas and was formerly a fellow at the NYU School of Law and Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. His areas of interest are modern German-Jewish philosophy (Cohen, Rosenzweig, Benjamin, Strauss), French post-structuralism (Derrida, Levinas), and modern Rabbinic thought (particularly the traditions of Brisk and Telshe), and his research focuses upon questions of identity, race and religion, nationalism, and the dynamics of secularism and public reasoning. His current book project examines the philosophy of Hermann Cohen in the context of late 19th-century Wilhelmine Germany and interrogates the philosophical problem of secularity for German Jews living in a Protestant state.

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