T.M. Rudavsky is Professor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University.   She received her Ph.D in philosophy, along with an M.A. in Jewish philosophy, from Brandeis University, with a dissertation on Individuation in Duns Scotus. She specializes in medieval Jewish philosophy and has edited three volumes: Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence in Medieval Philosophy: Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives (1984), Gender and Judaism: The Transformation of Tradition (1995); along with Steven Nadler, she is co-editor of the Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: From Antiquity through the Seventeenth Century (Jan, 2009).

Her volume Time Matters: Time, Creation and Cosmology in Medieval Jewish Philosophy appeared in 2000. Her most recent book (2010) on Maimonides has appeared in the "Great Minds" series with Blackwell-Wiley Press.

The author as well of numerous articles and encyclopedia entries, her major research continues to focus on issues connected to philosophical cosmology in medieval Jewish and scholastic thought.

Curriculum Vitae

Regularly Taught Courses

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  • Phil 170: Religion and Science
  • Phil 270: Philosophy of Religion
  • Phil 301: Ancient Philosophy
  • Phil 302: Medieval Philosophy
  • Phil 321: Intro to Jewish Philosophy
  • Phil 306: Existentialism
  • Phil H276: Religion and Science
  • Phil 521: Topics in Jewish Philosophy
  • Phil 602: Topics in Medieval Philosophy
  • Phil 670: Topics in Philosophy of Religion
  • Phil 702: Advanced Topics in Medieval Philosophy

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