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Justin Steinberg
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Boston University
Research Interests: Modern Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Political Philosophy, Ethics, Renaissance Philosophy
Graduate Center Courses Recently Taught: 

Spinoza (Spring 2017)

Representative Publications: 
  • Spinoza's Political Psychology: The Taming of Fortune and Fear, Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming)
  • “Two Puzzles Concerning Spinoza’s Conception of Belief,” European Journal of Philosophy (2017). 
  • “Affect, Desire, and Judgement in Spinoza’s Account of Motivation,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 24.1 (2016), 67 – 87.
  • “Following a Recta Ratio Vivendi: The Practical Utility of Spinoza’s Dictates of Reason,” in Essays on Spinoza’s Ethical Theory, eds. Matthew Kisner and Andrew Youpa (Oxford University Press, 2014), 178 – 196. 
  • “An Epistemic Case for Empathy,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 95 (2014), 47 – 71.
  • “Spinoza’s Political Philosophy,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward N. Zalta (2013)
  • “Imitation, Representation, and Humanity in Spinoza’s Ethics,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, Vol. 51.3 (2013), 383 – 407.  
  • “Spinoza’s Curious Defense of Toleration,” in Spinoza’s ‘Theological-Political Treatise’: A Critical Guide, eds. Yitzhak Melamed and Michael Rosenthal (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 210 – 230.
  •  “Benedict Spinoza: Epistemic Democrat,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, Vol. 27.2 (2010), 145 –164. 
  • “Spinoza on Civil Liberation,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, Vol. 47.1 (2009), 35-58.