Dr. David Shatz
David Shatz is Professor of Philosophy at Yeshiva University, Associate Professor of Religion at Columbia University, and editor of The Torah u-Madda Journal.
After graduating as valedictorian of his class at Yeshiva College, Dr. Shatz was ordained at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and earned his Ph. D. with distinction in general philosophy from Columbia University. He has published eight books and over fifty articles and reviews, dealing with both general and Jewish philosophy. His work in general philosophy focuses on the theory of knowledge, free will, ethics, and the philosophy of religion, while his work in Jewish philosophy focuses on Jewish ethics, Maimonides and twentieth century rabbinic figures. Dr. Shatz's most recent books are Philosophy and Faith (McGraw-Hill) and Questions About God (Oxford University Press). He also is editor of the MeOtzar HoRav series, which is devoted to publishing manuscripts by the late Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, and co-editor of the series's first volume, Family Redeemed: Essays on Family Relationships. Forthcoming books include additional volumes of Me-Otzar HoRav and Ethical Issues in Peer Review (Rowman and Littlefield), part of a distinguished series on academic ethics.
Dr. Shatz has been chosen five times as outstanding professor by the senior class of Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, and was named a winner in the John Templeton Foundation Course Competition in Science and Religion. He is a member of the Orthodox Forum Steering Committee, the Orthodox Caucus, and the Advisory Committee to the Program Committee of the American Philosophical Association's Eastern Division. He is also a Fellow of the Academy for Jewish Philosophy. He lectures widely at universities, synagogues, and public forums.
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