biography


I teach philosophy and religion at Hofstra University, and am currently Associate Dean of Hofstra College of Arts and Sciences for First Year Programs.  I received the B.A. from Oberlin College in 1977, and the Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1983.  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  Religion, Interpretation and Diversity of Belief: The Framework Model from Kant to Durkheim to Davidson (Cambridge, 1989), (ed.) Teaching Durkheim on Religion (Oxford, 2004), Kant and the Meaning of Religion (I.B. Tauris / Columbia, 2014), and articles and book chapters in the areas listed above.