Office: Leacock 823
Office hours: (Winter 2014) Wed 3-4:30 p.m.
Email: carlos [dot] fraenkel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Carlos Fraenkel)
Carlos Fraenkel studied mainly at the Freie Universität Berlin and The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (MA, 1999 and PhD, 2000, FU Berlin). Since he started teaching at McGill he held several visiting appointments, most recently a fellowship at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and a visiting professorship at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His research and teaching spans ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy (mainly Jewish and Islamic) and early modern philosophy (mainly Spinoza). He also has an interest in political philosophy, in particular in questions related to cultural difference, identity and autonomy. For a description of his current research projects and for a list of his publications (most of which can be downloaded), please take a look at his website.
Teaching and Research Areas
Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy
Philosophical Religions from Plato to Spinoza: Reason, Religion, and Autonomy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).