Randy L. Friedman
Associate Professor of Judaic Studies and Comparative Literature
Chair, Department of Judaic Studies
Director, Center for Israel Studies
Binghamton University (SUNY)   |
Fall 2018 Office Hours
Wednesdays 9 am -  11 am, and by appointment 
Library Tower 1306 (13th Floor) 

Please be in touch through email:
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My areas of research and teaching include modern Jewish thought, American pragmatism, and philosophy of religion. I am currently researching Mordecai Kaplan's philosophy of Judaism and its connections with the work of John Dewey and Martin Buber.

My recent publications include "Alterity and Asymmetry in Levinas's Ethical Phenomenology" in Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, "Religious Self-Reliance" in Pluralist, and "Dewey's Naturalistic Metaphysics" in Education and Culture.

Teaching Research and Representative Publications
Fall 2018
JUST 101 Introduction to Judaic Studies
Spring 2018
JUST 311 Faith and Reason

“Alterity and Asymmetry in Levinas’s Ethical Phenomenology," Journal of Scriptural Reasoning.
“Levinas’s Empiricism and James’s Phenomenology,"
Special issue on “Levinas and Philosophy,” Journal of Scriptural Reasoning.