CJS VISITING SCHOLAR IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY, 2013-2014
University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy and Centre for Jewish Studies
Karin Nisenbaum is a 2012-13 Leo Baeck Fellow from the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy and Centre for Jewish Studies. She holds degrees in Continental Philosophy from University College Dublin and in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. Her work focuses on the trajectory of metaphysics from Kant through German Idealism to modern Jewish thought. She is currently working on two book projects: the first develops a conception of selfhood, and provides an account of moral judgment, informed by Kant, Schelling, Rosenzweig, and Cavell; the second draws on German Idealism, Phenomenology, and Existentialism in order to offer a response to contemporary objections to the method of transcendental argumentation.
Her work has been published in: After the Postsecular and the Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion, The International Journal of Philosophical Studies, The Toronto Journal of Theology, Perspectives, Letras Libres, and Vitral.
She is the founder of The University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought.
PhD Candidate, University of Toronto