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Benjamin Lorch

Benjamin  Lorch
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Faculty
  • Case Hall Room S321
  • 842 Chestnut Rd
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • 517-353-9396

BIOGRAPHY

Professor Lorch’s research is in the field of political philosophy. He holds a PhD in political science from Boston College, and has published articles on classical political philosophy (Xenophon, Plato) and religious thought (Maimonides, Fackenheim), on subjects such as political ambition and leadership, and faith after the Holocaust. He teaches in the first year program, PTCD field, and Jewish Studies program, and electives such as “Political Leadership in the Twentieth Century,” and “War and Political Philosophy.”


PUBLICATIONS

Lorch, Benjamin. "Emil Fackenheim on Moses Maimonides and the 'One Great Difference between the Medievals and the Moderns,'" Emil Fackenheim's Post-Holocaust Thought and Its Philosophical Sources, edited by Kenneth Hart Green and Martin D. Yaffe (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021), pages 19-31. 2021.