College of Letters & Science

Steven Nadler

Steven Nadler
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Steven Nadler

Professor and Chair
WARF Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. Columbia University, 1986
M.A. Columbia University, 1981
B.A. Washington University, 1980
Research Interests
Philosophy in the seventeenth century, mainly Descartes and Cartesianism, Spinoza, and Leibniz. Some of his research has focused on early modern Dutch and Netherlandish art and culture.

Spinoza: A Life (Cambridge, 1999, winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award)

Rembrandt's Jews (Chicago, 2003, named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize)

The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes (Princeton, 2013)