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Benjamin Lorch

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


Professor Lorch’s research is in the field of political philosophy. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Boston College and has published articles on classical and medieval political thought, on subjects such as political ambition and leadership, and religion and philosophy. He teaches in the first-year program, PTCD field, the Jewish Studies program, and electives such as Political Leadership in the Twentieth Century, and War and Political Philosophy. His current research project is a study of the decline of democracy in classical Athens.

Please reach out to Lorch to ask about his preferred pronouns and specific titles of classes.


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.