AB, Amherst College, 1958. AM, Harvard University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1967.
Juris Doctor, Yeshiva University, 1989.
Instructor philosophy, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1964-1966; from assistant professor to associate professor philosophy, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1966-1978; associate professor philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1978-1985; professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook, since 1985. Adjunct Professor law Cardozo School Law, New York City, 1990-1992.
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Member Suffolk County Democratic committee, Southold, New York, since 1994. Member, chapter vice president New York Civil Liberties Union, Nassau County, 1982-1990. Member American Civil Liberties Union, New York City Bar Association.
Married Shannon Slon, February 23, 1964. Children: Jason Charles, Jennifer Elizabeth.