Steven Nadler

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WARF Professor of Philosophy

Phone: 608.263.3741


Office Number: 5109 Helen C. White

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Ph.D. Columbia University,  1986

M.A. Columbia University, 1981

B.A. Washington University, 1980


Areas of Research and Teaching:

Philosophy in the seventeenth century, mainly  Descartes and Cartesianism, Spinoza, and Leibniz.

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Books include: Spinoza: A Life (Cambridge, 1999, winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award); Rembrandt's Jews (Chicago, 2003, named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize); and The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes (Princeton, 2013). Some of his research has focused on early modern Dutch and Netherlandish art and culture. website: