Prof. Yossef Schwartz is the head of the School of Philosophy, Linguistics and Science Studies at Tel Aviv University since 2016. He is Professor of medieval and early modern Intellectual history at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at and was the director of the Institute from 2009 until 2015. He held the Martin Buber Chair for Jewish philosophy of religion at the department of evangelical theology, Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main, 2000-2002. He is the winner of an ERC Research Grant, dedicated to the study of the translation of “Latin philosophy into Hebrew” and an ISF Research Grant, dedicated to Christian Hebraism and Christian Cabbala. His present GIF project, together with prof Andreas Speer from the Thomas Institute in Cologne is dedicated to “Arabic-into-Hebrew-into-Latin: The Latin Translation of Maimonides’ Guide. Critical Edition, History and Cultural Context“.
His Research Interests includes Social history of Knowledge; Medieval science (cosmology, psychology, medicine); Medieval Institutions of Knowledge, Translations, Migration of Knowledge; Medieval and Early Modern Christian Hebraism and Christian Kabbala; Jewish Hebrew reception of Scholastic ideas; Mysticism and Vernacular Theology.
His publications include: To Thee is silence praise”: Meister Eckhart’s reading in Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed, Tel Aviv 2002 [Hebrew]; (with Volkhard Krech eds.), Religious Apologetics – Philosophical Argumentation [Religion in Philosophy and Theology, Vol. 10], Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck Verlag, 2004; (with Alexander Fidora, Harvey Hames eds.), Latin-Into-Hebrew: Studies and Texts, volume 2: Texts in Contexts, Leiden: Brill 2013.