Dr. Karin Nisenbaum

Karin Nisenbaum
Mandel Scholion – Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Humanities and Jewish Studies Mandel Building Mt. Scopus Jerusalem 9190501
02-5881904

Karin Nisenbaum studied philosophy and literature at the University of Chicago, where one of her main areas of interest was the ethics of memory; then she pursued graduate work in philosophy and Jewish studies, completing an MA in Continental Philosophy at University College Dublin and a PhD in Philosophy and Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on Franz Rosenzweig's inheritance and critique of post-Kantian idealism, showing the relationship between religious belief and a conception of oneself as a free moral agent. Currently she is a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver. She has proposed two related projects to Scholion: the first develops a conception of selfhood, and provides an account of moral judgment informed by Kant, Schelling, and Rosenzweig; the second draws on German Idealism, Phenomenology, and Existentialism to offer a response to contemporary Anglophone objections to Kant's method of philosophical argumentation—the method of transcendental argumentation.