Reinier Munk (1956) has been Professor in the History of Modern Philosophy and Modern Jewish Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities at VU Amsterdam since 2008. He was Goudeket Professor in Modern Jewish philosophy at the same Department (2000-2008), Professor in the History of Judaism at Leiden University (2003-2008), and a visiting fellow at Halle, Oxford, and Jerusalem. Munk received his training in Jewish philosophy at VU Amsterdam, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
His research aims at an analysis of ‘reason’ and ‘rationality’ in Modern Philosophy, from Early Modern times up to Critical Idealism, including Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Mendelssohn, Kant, Maimon, Hermann Cohen. Munk is founding editor of two book series: Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Philosophy ASJP, and Studies in German Idealism SIGI.