Richard J. Bernstein (1932 – 2022) Philosopher

Richard Bernstein died yesterday. I just want to note that he had a huge impact on my life. He was a truly great teacher. He always asked the question that needed to be asked after a talk. Like a laser, he got to the heart of the thing. The classes I took with him on Hegel’s Logic and Phenomenology still play out in my brain, still shape my thinking. I fought with him all the time. It was great. He was, as my dear friend Steven Levine wrote to me this morning, a lion.