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Daniel Frank

Daniel Frank

Professor // Philosophy
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Professor // Cornerstone
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Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 7135

Email: dfrank@purdue.edu

Phone: (765) 494-7564


Daniel Frank is an historian of philosophy, with research and teaching interests in ancient philosophy and in medieval Islamic and Jewish philosophy.  He has published widely and offers graduate seminars and supervision in these areas.  His philosophical outlook is decidedly Stoic, and his favorite philosopher is Spinoza and his compatibilism of freedom and necessity.  Daniel is in wholehearted agreement with Epictetus, who utters:
 
Do not seek to have everything that happens happen as you wish, but wish for everything to happen as it actually does happen, and your life will be serene. (Encheirdion 8)

Daniel is at present writing a book on Idolatry for Cambridge.  Plato, Farabi, and Maimonides feature in it.  If you feel the need to learn a bit more about his philosophical interests, check out: "Philosophies of Judaism", Interview by Richard Marshall

Specialization

Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy, History of Political Philosophy, Ethics