Ph.D., Princeton University
Areas of Academic Interest:
- 17th-18th century British and American thinkers, leaders, and citizens
- Revolutionary War and Constitutional issues related to religion
- 19th century American transcendentalist thinkers
- 20th century pragmatist thinkers
- Jewish thinkers and life
- Franz Rosenzweig
J.L. Austin once said: You can make a positive out of two negatives, but not a negative out of two positives.
But Sydney Morganbesser just replied: Yeah, yeah.
I chimed in: Hey Y’all!
- Spring 03 Journal of Religious Ethics. 32.1 “Let Us Be Saints if We Can”: A Reflection on Stanley Hauerwas’s WITH THE GRAIN OF THE UNIVERSE.
- Aug 04 TRANSACTIONS OF THE C.S. PEIRCE SOCIETY: “Democratic Actions in the Subjunctive Case: A Review Essay on Michael Magee’s EMANCIPATING PRAGMATISM (University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2004).
- Invited essay, Nov 04, on “Paternity Suits: Beth Eddy’s RITES OF IDENTITY: THE RELIGIOUS NATURALISM OF KENNETH BURKE AND RALPH ELLISON (Princeton University Press: 2004).
- Dr. Levinson is also working on a novel, AN AMERICAN JEWISH AMERICAN: A SATIRE IN THE FORM OF A PARODY, scheduled for completion 2007-2008.
Recent Courses Taught:
- REL 131: Religion in America
- REL 232: American Religious Thought: A Survey
- REL 324: Philosophical Issues in Religion
- REL 326: American Religious Thought I
- REL 327: American Religious Thought II: The Romantic Tradition
- REL 328: American Religious Thought III: The Pragmatic Tradition