biography


I teach philosophy and religion at Hofstra University.  Currently I am Associate Dean of Hofstra College of Arts and Sciences for Curriculum and Personnel.  I received the B.A. from Oberlin College in 1977, and the Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1984.  I am interested in Kant, theory of knowledge, modern Christian and Jewish thought, and in method and theory in the study of religion.  Publications include  Kant and the Meaning of Religion (I.B. Tauris / Columbia, 2014), Teaching Durkheim on Religion (edited, Oxford, 2004), and Religion, Interpretation and Diversity of Belief: The Framework Model from Kant to Durkheim to Davidson (Cambridge, 1989), and articles and book chapters in the areas listed above.