Michael L. Morgan

Michael L. Morgan

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Philosophy

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Jewish Studies


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada, 1978

About Michael L. Morgan

Professor Morgan is a historian of philosophy whose research has ranged from Ancient Greek Philosophy to philosophy, religious thought, and political theory in the twentieth century. He also has interests in philosophy, literature, and film, as well as in ethics, political theory, and the philosophy of religion. He has published widely in modern Jewish philosophy, from Spinoza and Mendelssohn to Buber and Rosenzweig, and he has worked widely on intellectual responses to the Nazi Holocaust and contemporary Jewish philosophy. His book Discovering Levinas, which places the work of Emmanuel Levinas within the philosophical world of Anglo-American philosophy, will be published by Cambridge University Press, and he is just completing the editorial work (with Peter Eli Gordon) on the Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy. He will be on leave 2006-2007 to work on a book for the Routledge Series "Thinking in Action," entitled On Shame and that deals with shame as a response to genocide and the implications of such shame for moral and political conduct.