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Martin D. Yaffe received his B.A. with honors in philosophy from University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School, and is currently an associate professor of philosophy and religion studies at the University of North Texas. He has also taught at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Yaffe's special interests are classical political philosophy and Jewish thought. He is author of Shylock and the Jewish Question (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997) and co-translator of St. Thomas Aquinas' Literal Exposition on the Book of Job (Scholars Press, 1989). Yaffe is currently completing a translation of Benedict Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus, the philosophical founding-document of modern Judaism, and is also compiling an anthology of essays on Judaism and environmental ethics.


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