Faculty

Office Location

UC F104

Phone Number

416-978-8116

Email Address

kenneth.green@rogers.com

Education

  • MESc, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Brandeis University
  • Ph.D., Brandeis University

Kenneth Green

Associate Professor

Biography

Recent publications: Jew and Philosopher: The Return to Maimonides in the Jewish Thought of Leo Strauss (1993); “Religion, Philosophy, and Morality: How Leo Strauss Read Judah Halevi’s Kuzari” (1993); “Leo Strauss,” in Routledge History of Jewish Philosophy (1997); “Response to Three Comments on Jew and Philosopher” (1997); “Review Essay: Shylock and the Jewish Question” (1999); (series editor) The Jewish Writings of Leo Strauss: vol. 1: Philosophy and Law: Contributions to the Understanding of Maimonides and His Predecessors (trans. Eve Adler, 1995); vol. 2: Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity: Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought (1997); vol.3: The Early Writings (trans. Michael Zank, 2002); “Leo Strauss’s Challenge to Emil Fackenheim: Heidegger, Radical Historicism, and Diabolical Evil,” in Emil Fackenheim: Philosopher, Theologian, Jew (2008); “Spinoza’s Defense of the Bible: A Model of Modern Statesmanship,” in The Companionship of Books: Essays in Honor of Laurence Berns (2012); “What S.Y. Agnon Taught Gershom Scholem about Jewish History,” in Encountering the Medieval in Modern Jewish Thought (2012); Leo Strauss, On Maimonides: The Complete Writings, edited with an introduction (2013); Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides (2013). ; “Emil L. Fackenheim’s Response to a Letter: Reflections by the Author on To Mend the World ” (2013); “Emil L. Fackenheim on Leo Strauss, the ‘New Thinking,’ and To Mend the Word” (2013); “Is It Possible to Reconcile Reason and Revelation? Their Mutual Relations in the Thought of Leo Strauss” (2015). Areas of research: Jewish thought; Judaism in the modern age; politics, philosophy, and religion.

Research Interests

  • Religion and Politics
  • Jewish Thought
  • Judaism in the Modern Age
  • Philosophy