Zachary Gartenberg

Zachary Gartenberg

Postdoctoral Fellow

zgarten1@jhu.edu
Biography Zachary Gartenberg earned his BA and PhD in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins. His research focuses on the history of early modern European philosophy, especially the thought of Baruch Spinoza. He has worked steadily at the Johns Hopkins Writing Center and has volunteered as an English and general humanities tutor for children in low-income housing projects and inner-city schools in Baltimore. Zach is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including an Alexander Grass Humanities Institute Graduate Research Fellowship, a Tikvah Post-BA Fellowship, a Research Paper Prize from the Singleton Center for Premodern Studies, and the Miller Prize awarded by the JHU Philosophy Department for the best published graduate student essay in philosophy. Recently an assistant editor for the first printed edition of George Eliot’s translation of Spinoza’s Ethics, Zach has published articles on a variety of subjects in the history of philosophy in leading academic journals.
Publications
  • “Spinoza on Relations,” in A Companion to Spinoza, edited by Yitzhak Y. Melamed (Oxford: Wiley- Blackwell, 2021).
  • “Brandom’s Leibniz,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 102 (2021): 73-102.
  • “On the Causal Role of Privation in Thomas Aquinas’s Metaphysics,” European Journal of Philosophy 28 (2020): 306-322.
  • “Spinozistic Expression,” Philosophers’ Imprint 17 (2017): 1-32.
  • “Intelligibility and Subjectivity in Peirce: A Reading of His ‘New List of Categories’,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2012): 581-610.
  • “A Heretic in the Truth” (review essay of Steven Nadler, A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza’s Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age (Princeton: Princeton University Press)), Jewish Review of Books, Spring Issue 2012.
  • Assistant Editor (with Davide Monaco), Spinoza’s Ethics, by Baruch Spinoza, translated by George Eliot, edited by Clare Carlisle (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019)