Richard Sugarman

American philosopher and political adviser

Richard Sugarman (born July 12, 1944) is an American academic and political advisor. He is a Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of Vermont. He has been called a "world-renowned expert on the Lithuanian-born philosopher Emmanuel Levinas." He is a political advisor to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on his 2016 presidential campaign.

Richard Sugarman
Richard Ira Sugarman

July 12, 1944
ResidenceBurlington, Vermont, U.S.
Alma materYale University
Boston University
OccupationAcademic, political advisor
Spouse(s)Linda Sugarman

He studied philosophy at Yale and Boston University.

Sugarman is of Jewish descent.[1] He is an Orthodox Jew and also a Zionist.



  • Sugarman, Richard (1980). Rancor Against Time: The Phenomenology of 'Ressentiment'. Hamburg: F. Meiner. ISBN 9783787304561. OCLC 6598022.
  • Sugarman, Richard; Simone, R. Thomas (1986). Reclaiming the Humanities: The Roots of Self-Knowledge in the Greek and Biblical Worlds. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America. ISBN 9780819150936. OCLC 12695582.
  • Sugarman, Richard; Duncan, Roger B. (2006). The Promise of Phenomenology: Posthumous Papers of John Wild. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. ISBN 9780739109427. OCLC 61651779.