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Richard S. Ruderman is Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of North Texas, USA. He has published essays on 'Aristotle and the Recovery of Political Judgment,' 'Homer's Odyssey and the Possibility of Enlightenment,' "Democracy and the Problem of Statesmanship," 'Locke on the Parental Control of Education,' ''Let Freedom Ring': The Abolitionism of William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass,' and 'A Slingshot Recoils: The Critique of Philosophy in Halevi's Kuzari.' He received his PhD from the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought in 1990.
Martin D. Yaffe is Professor of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas, USA. He is author of Leo Strauss and Moses Mendelssohn and Shylock and the Jewish Question; editor of Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader; translator of Benedict Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise; co-translator of Thomas Aquinas's Literal Exposition on the Book of Job; and co-editor of Emil L. Fackenheim: Philosopher, Theologian, Jew and The Companionship of Books: Essays in Honor of Laurence Berns.