Ronna C. Burger, Ph.D.


Ph.D. New School for Social Research, 1975

Department of Philosophy
Catherine & Henry J. Gaisman Chair
Sizeler Professor of Jewish Studies


105F Newcomb Hall

(504) 861-8640

Academic Interests:

  • Plato and Aristotle
  • Maimonides
  • Bible and Philosophy


Books Edited:

  • The Archaeology of the Soul: Platonic Readings in Ancient Poetry and Philosophy by Seth Berardete (St. Augustine's Press, 2012)
  • Encounters and Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete. (Chicago, 2002)

Selected Articles:

  • "Maimonides on Knowledge of Good and Evil: The Guide of the Perplexed I.2,” in Political Philosophy Cross-Examined "(Palgrave Macmillan 2013)
  • "The Erotic and the Thumotic Soul," Interpretation, Winter 2004-05.
  • "Aristotle on Mimesis: The Visual Image and the Plot of Tragedy," Key Writers on the Arts, December 2002.
  • "Male and Female Created He Them: Some Platonic Reflections on Genesis 1-3," in The Nature of Woman and the Art of Politics, edited by Eduardo Velasquez, (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000).

Recent Papers Presented:

  • "In the Wilderness: Moses as Lawgiver and Founder,” Shalem Center, Jerusalem.

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