Faculty Profile

Martin Yaffe

Title
Professor
Department
Philosophy and Religion
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Claremont Graduate University, 1968.
Major: Philosophy; Dissertation: "The 'New Thinking' of Franz Rosenzweig"
BA, University of Toronto, 1963.
Major: Honours Philosophy and History

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PHIL 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022
PHIL 3540.001, Judaism and Philosophy, Fall 2022
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
PHIL 6150.001, Metaphysics, Spring 2022 SPOT
PHIL 4910.001, Special Problems, Spring 2022 Syllabus
PHIL 5910.001, Special Problems, Spring 2022
PHIL 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
PHIL 3510.001, Hebrew Bible, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2021
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2021
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.009, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
PHIL 3120.001, Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4900.010, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PHIL 5900.10, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PHIL 6900.001, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PHIL 6900.009, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PHIL 6950.009, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020 Syllabus
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 5200.001, Modern Philosophy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 5200.901, Modern Philosophy, Fall 2020
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3120.001, Social and Political Philosophy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2019 Syllabus
PHIL 3510.001, Hebrew Bible, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2019
PHIL 5250.001, Topics in the History of Philosophy, Spring 2019 SPOT
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2018
PHIL 5100.001, Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2017 SPOT
PHIL 3540.001, Judaism and Philosophy, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 5200.001, Modern Philosophy, Fall 2016 SPOT
PHIL 3120.001, Social and Political Philosophy, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
PHIL 3320.001, Medieval Philosophy, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3330.001, Modern Philosophy, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2016
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3540.001, Judaism and Philosophy, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PHIL 3320.001, Medieval Philosophy, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PHIL 5200.001, Modern Philosophy, Spring 2015
PHIL 4951.003, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2014
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PHIL 3120.001, Social and Political Philosophy, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2014
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2014
PHIL 5200.001, Modern Philosophy, Spring 2014
PHIL 3120.001, Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PHIL 6910.708, Special Problems, Spring 2014
PHIL 3540.001, Judaism and Philosophy, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2013
PHIL 6910.708, Special Problems, Fall 2013
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 3510.001, Hebrew Bible, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 4951.004, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2013
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PHIL 6910.708, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PHIL 3320.001, Medieval Philosophy, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PHIL 5200.001, Modern Philosophy, Fall 2012
PHIL 5200.791, Modern Philosophy, Fall 2012
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2012
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2012
PHIL 6910.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2012
PHIL 3120.001, Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2012
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2012
PHIL 3575.001, Judaic Religion and Philosophy, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2011
PHIL 6910.708, Special Problems, Fall 2011
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2011
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 3570.001, Hebrew Bible, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 4951.004, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2011
PHIL 3320.001, Medieval Philosophy, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PHIL 5200.001, Modern Philosophy, Fall 2010
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2010
PHIL 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2010
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2010
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
PHIL 5910.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
PHIL 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2010
PHIL 4951.004, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2010
PHIL 3120.001, Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2010 Syllabus
PHIL 6350.001, Metaphysics, Spring 2010
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PHIL 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2009
PHIL 3575.001, Judaic Religion and Philosophy, Fall 2009 Syllabus
PHIL 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2009 Syllabus
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHIL 4910.708, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2009
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2009
PHIL 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
PHIL 3570.001, Hebrew Bible, Spring 2009
PHIL 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
PHIL 4910.708, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2009
PHIL 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
PHIL 3320.001, Medieval Philosophy, Fall 2008
PHIL 5335.001, Topics in Modern Philosophy, Fall 2008
PHIL 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2008
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
PHIL 3120.001, Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2008
PHIL 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
PHIL 6350.002, Metaphysics, Spring 2008
PHIL 3575.001, Judaic Religion and Philosophy, Fall 2007
PHIL 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2007
PHIL 5910.708, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
PHIL 5910.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2007
PHIL 3570.001, Hebrew Bible, Spring 2007
PHIL 5950.708, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
PHIL 5960.005, Seminar in Problems of Philosophy, Spring 2007
PHIL 6900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PHIL 3320.001, Medieval Philosophy, Fall 2006
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PHIL 5335.001, Topics in Modern Philosophy, Fall 2006
PHIL 2310.001, Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Summer 5W2 2006
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2006
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2006
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2006
PHIL 2330.001, Introduction to Modern Philosophy, Spring 2006
PHIL 3120.001, Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy, Spring 2006
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PHIL 3575.001, Judaic Religion and Philosophy, Fall 2005
PHIL 4400.001, Metaphysics, Fall 2005
PHIL 2310.001, Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Summer 5W2 2005
PHIL 3310.001, Ancient Philosophy, Spring 2005
PHIL 1050.005, Introduction to Philosophy, Spring 2005
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PHIL 5900.708, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PHIL 3570.001, Hebrew Bible, Fall 2004
PHIL 3320.001, Medieval Philosophy, Fall 2004
PHIL 4900.708, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Ruderman, R. S., Yaffe, M. D. (2014). Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930's. http://www.amazon.com/Reorientation-Strauss-Recovering-Political-Philosophy/dp/1137374233/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409073127&sr=8-1&keywords=reorientation+leo+strauss
Yaffe, M. D. (2012). Leo Strauss on Moses Mendelssohn.
Yaffe, M. D. (2011). The Companionship of Books: Essays in Honor of Laurence Berns.
Yaffe, M. D. (2008). 5. Emil Fackenheim: Philosopher, Theologian, Jew.
Yaffe, M. D. (2004). Theologico-Political Treatise [1670]. Translated from the Latin, retaining Spinoza's original Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Syriac citations, with Glossary, Indexes, and Interpretive Essay. Focus Philosophical Library..
Yaffe, M. D. (2001). Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader.
Yaffe, M. D. (1997). Shylock and the Jewish Question.
Yaffe, M. D. (1988). Saint Thomas Aquinas. The Literal Exposition on the Book of Job: A Scriptural Commentary concerning Providence. Translated by Anthony Damico. Interpretive Essay and Notes by Martin D. Yaffe.
Book Chapter
Yaffe, M. D., Whittrock, J., Polt, R. (2016). "Anthropogenic Effects' in Genesis 1-11 and Francis Bacon". Rethinking Nature in the Anthropocene.
Yaffe, M. D. (2016). "Mendelssohn" Leo Strauss y otros companeros de Platon.
Yaffe, M. D. (2012). "Philosophy, Jewish Thought, and the American Setting in my Work." In Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives..
Yaffe, M. D. (2011). "Introduction" to The Companionship of Books: Essays in Honor of Laurence Berns.
Yaffe, M. D. (2011). "Thomas Aquinas on the Book of Job," in The Fruits of Friendship: Seven Essays in Honor of Laurence Berns, ed. Joseph P. Cohem.
Yaffe, M. D. (2008). "Historicism and Revelation in Emil Fackenheim's Self-Distancing from Leo Strauss." In Emil Fackenheim: Philosopher, Theologian, Jew.
Yaffe, M. D. (2008). "Reason and Feeling in Hans Jonas's Existential Biology, Arne Naess's Deep Ecology, and Spinoza's Ethics." In Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life: The Legacy of Hans Jonas.
Yaffe, M. D. (2004). 20. "Natural Law in Maimonides?" In Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition.
Yaffe, M. D. (2004). 21. "Bible Translation and the Rhetoric of Theologico-Political Liberalism: The Case of Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (1670)." In Similarity and Difference in Translation..
Yaffe, M. D. (2002). "Theological-Political Implications of Ellis Rivkin's Unity Principle." In Structural Analysis: The Historiographic Method of Ellis Rivkin..
Yaffe, M. D. (1999). "Body and the Body Politic in Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise." In Piety, Peace, and the Freedom to Philosophize, Piety, and Peace.
Yaffe, M. D. (1997). "Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise—A First Inside Look." In Piety and Humanity: Essays on Religion and Early Modern Political Philosophy.
Yaffe, M. D. (1995). "An Unsung Appreciation of the Musical-Erotic in Mozart's Don Giovanni: Hermann Cohen's Nod Toward Kierkegaard's Either/Or." In International Kierkegaard Commentary on Either/Or I.
Yaffe, M. D. (1991). "Autonomy, Community, Authority: Hermann Cohen, Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss." In Autonomy and Judaism: The Individual and Community in Jewish Philosophical Thought..
Book Review
Green, K. H., Yaffe, M. D. (2014). Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides. 161-163. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press.
Yaffe, M. D. (2003). The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis, by Leon R. Kass (New York: Free Press, 2003).
Yaffe, M. D. (2002). 38. Leo Strauss: The Early Writings (1921-1932), trans. Michael Zank (Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 2002).
Yaffe, M. D. (1998). Spinoza, Liberalism, and the Question of Jewish Identity, by Steven B. Smith (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997).
Yaffe, M. D. (1997). Aquinas and the Jews, by John Y.B. Hood (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995).
Yaffe, M. D. (1992). The Legacy of Hermann Cohen, by William Kluback (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989).
Yaffe, M. D. (1991). The Book of Theodicy: Translation and Commentary on the Book of Job, by Saadiah ben Joseph al-Fayyumi, trans. Lenn E. Goodman (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988).
Yaffe, M. D. (1990). Beyond the Secular Mind: A Judaic Response to the Problems of Modernity, by Paul Eidelberg (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1989).
Yaffe, M. D. (1990). Science, Faith, and Politics: Francis Bacon and the Utopian Roots of the Modern Age, by Jerry Weinberger (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1985).
Yaffe, M. D. (1989). Nietzsche's Teaching, by Laurence Lampert (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986).
Yaffe, M. D. (1989). The Judaic State: A Study in Rabbinic Political Theory, by Martin Sicker (New York: Praeger, 1988).
Yaffe, M. D. (1989). The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig, ed. Paul Mendes-Flohr (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1988).
Yaffe, M. D. (1988). The Education of Desire: Plato and the Philosophy of Religion, by Michel Despland (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985).
Yaffe, M. D. (1988). The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant, ed. Richard Kennington (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1985).
Kluback, W., Yaffe, M. D. (1987). Hermann Cohen: The Challenge of a Religion of Reason. 325-330. Chico, California: Scholars Press.
Yaffe, M. D. (1987). Self-Knowledge in Plato's 'Phaedrus', by Charles Griswold (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986).
Yaffe, M. D. (1987). The Idea of Humanity: Hermann Cohen's Legacy to Philosophy and Theology (Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1987).
Yaffe, M. D. (1986). Socrates and the State, by Richard Kraut (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1984).
Yaffe, M. D. (1985). Choices in Modern Jewish Thought: A Partisan Guide, by Eugene B. Borowitz (New York: Behrman House, 1983).
Yaffe, M. D. (1985). The Imperative of Responsibility, by Hans Jonas (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984).
Yaffe, M. D. (1985). The Territorial Dimension of Judaism, by W.D. Davies (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982).
Yaffe, M. D. (1984). Joseph Ibn Kaspi's 'Gevia' Kesef': A Study in Medieval Jewish Philosophic Bible Commentary, by Basil Herring (New York: Ktav, 1982).
Yaffe, M. D. (1984). Rhythmic Gesture in Mozart: 'Le Nozze di Figaro' and 'Don Giovanni', by Wye Jamison Allanbrook (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983).
Yaffe, M. D. (1983). A Jewish Philosophy and Pattern of Life, by Simon Greenberg (New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America Press, 1981).
Yaffe, M. D. (1983). Studies in Bemidbar (Numbers), by Nehama Liebowitz (Jerusalem: World Zionist Organization, 5740/1980).
Yaffe, M. D. (1983). The Human Way: A Dialogic Approach to Religion and Human Experience, by Maurice Friedman (Chambersburg, Penn.: Anima Books, 1982).
Yaffe, M. D. (1982). Formulation of Policy in the Catholic and Jewish Traditions, by Eugene F. Fisher and Daniel F. Polish (Notre Dame, Ind.,: University of Notre Dame Press, 1980).
Yaffe, M. D. (1982). Jewish Messianism and Christian Trinitarian Doctrine, by Pinchas Lapide and Jürgen Moltmann (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1981).
Yaffe, M. D. (1982). Judaism and Psychology: Halachic Perspectives, by Moshe Halevi Spero (New York: Ktav and Yeshiva University Press, 1980).
Yaffe, M. D. (1982). Plato's 'Apology of Socrates': An Interpretation, with a New Translation, by Thomas G. West (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1979), and Law and Obedience: The Arguments of Plato's 'Crito', by A.D. Woozley (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1979).
Yaffe, M. D. (1982). The 'Laws' of Plato, trans. with Notes and an Interpretive Essay by Thomas L. Pangle (New York: Basic Books, 1980).
Yaffe, M. D. (1982). The Theology of Abraham Bibago: A Defense of the Divine Will, Knowledge and Providence in Fifteenth-Century Spanish Jewish Philosophy, by Alan Lazaroff (University, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 1981).
Yaffe, M. D. (1981). George Berkeley in America, by Edwin S. Gaustad (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979).
Yaffe, M. D. (1981). Messianism in the Talmudic Era, ed. Leo Landman (New York: Ktav, 1979).
Yaffe, M. D. (1981). Striking Roots: Reflections on Five Decades of Jewish Life, by Aaron Horowitz (Oakville, Ont.: Mosaic Press, 1979).
Yaffe, M. D. (1981). The Chrysalis of Religion: A Guide to the Jewishness of Martin Buber's 'I and Thou', by Daniel S. Breslauer (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1980).
Yaffe, M. D. (1981). The Jewish Return into History: Reflections in the Age of Auschwitz and a New Jerusalem, by Emil L. Fackenheim (New York: Schocken Books, 1979).
Yaffe, M. D. (1981). Theology as Comedy: Critical and Theoretical Implications, by George Aichele, Jr. (Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1980).
Yaffe, M. D. (1981). What Can God Do? by Frederick Sontag (Nashville: Abingdon Press,1979).
Yaffe, M. D. (1978). The American Movement to Aid Soviet Jews, by William W. Orbach (Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press, 1979).
Encyclopedia Article
Yaffe, M. D. (2008). "Judaism." In Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. 2 vols..
Yaffe, M. D. (2007). "Spinoza, Baruch or Benedict (1632-77)." The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief..
Journal Article
Yaffe, M. D. (2021). “Defending National Loyalty: Yoram Hazony on Nationalism”. Perspectives on Political Science. 50(1), .
Yaffe, M. D. (2017). Parens on Strauss on Recovering Maimonides.
Yaffe, M. D. (2012). "?Qué significa popularizar la filosofía? El Fedón de Mendelssohn." La Torre del Virrey: Revista de Estudios Culturales.
Yaffe, M. D. (2008). 'Exile' as a Theologico-Political Principle in Leo Strauss's Jewish Thought.
Yaffe, M. D. (2008). Leo Strauss y la dimensión teológica de la filosofía política.
Yaffe, M. D. (2007). Interpretación de la Ética de Spinoza como un 'sistema': las Horas matinales de Moses Mendelssohn.
Yaffe, M. D. (2007). Leo Strauss and the Theological Dimension of Political Philosophy: Four Readings.
Yaffe, M. D. (2007). Remarks On Translating Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus.
Yaffe, M. D. (1998). Shakespeare and the Jews: A Review Essay.
Yaffe, M. D. (1997). Kenneth Hart Green on Leo Strauss and Maimonides.
Yaffe, M. D. (1995). 'The Histories and Successes of the Hebrews': The Demise of the Biblical Polity in Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise.
Yaffe, M. D. (1994). Biblical Religion and Liberal Democracy: Comments on Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise and Sacks's Commentary on the Book of Genesis.
Yaffe, M. D. (1994). On Beginning to Translate Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus.
Yaffe, M. D. (1993). "The Case Against the Great Books—And its Refutation." In The Core and the Canon: A National Debate..
Yaffe, M. D. (1993). Two Recent Treatments of Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise: A Review Essay.
Yaffe, M. D. (1991). Leo Strauss as Judaic Thinker: Some First Notions.
Yaffe, M. D. (1991). One-Sided Platonism: Hermann Cohen on the 'Social Ideal' in Plato and the Prophets.
Yaffe, M. D. (1989). On Leo Strauss's Philosophy and Law: A Review Essay.
Yaffe, M. D. (1979). Liturgy and Ethics: Hermann Cohen and Franz Rosenzweig on the Day of Atonement.
Yaffe, M. D. (1979). Myth and 'Science' in Aristotle's Theology.
Yaffe, M. D. (1979). Providence in Medieval Aristotelianism: Moses Maimonides and Thomas Aquinas on the Book of Job.
Yaffe, M. D. (1976). Civil Disobedience and the Opinion of the Many: Plato's Crito.
Other
Yaffe, M. D. (2017). Symposium on Joshua Parens's Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy. Review of Politics. 79(3), 475-93. New York, NY: Cambridge UP. http//us.cambridge/org/information/rights/
Popular Press Article
Yaffe, M. D. (1997). Shylock as Drawn by Shakespeare.
Translation or Transcription
Yaffe, M. D., Green, K. H. (2013). Leo Strauss on Maimonides: The Complete Writings.
Yaffe, M. D. (1978). Translation from the Greek, with Anthony Damico, of Josephus, Antiquities 12.12-17, in Ellis Rivkin, A Hidden Revolution: The Pharisees' Search for the Kingdom Within.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Yaffe, M. D., "Subvention for book, Emil Fackenheim's Post-Holocaust Thought and its Philosophical Sources," Sponsored by University of Toronto Centre for Jewish Studies, Other, $8000 Funded. (20202020).
Yaffe, M. D., "Yoram Hazony on Nationalism," Sponsored by Philosophy and Religion Department, UNT, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (August 4, 2019August 7, 2019).
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