Dustin Atlas

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Dustin Atlas

Assistant Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty


Dustin N. Atlas is an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton. He specializes in modern Jewish thought and philosophy. He holds an undergraduate degree from York University in the Humanities and Philosophy, a Masters Degree in Theory and Criticism from the University of Western Ontario, and a doctorate in Religious Studies from Rice University. His current book project concerns the problem of uniqueness and aesthetics in German Jewish thought, and how this could affect the study of religion. In addition to this, he is working with researchers at Tel Aviv University on the works of Hans Jonas, and the relationship between his philosophy of biology and Jewish thought.

Research Interests

  • Jewish Thought
  • Aesthetics 
  • Kabbalah 
  • The often hostile intersection between religion and philosophy
  • Religious Existentialism
  • Secularism and Liberalism
  • Singularity
  • Rationalism and Religion
  • Affect
  • Freedom
  • Video Games