St. Bonaventure University

Faculty


Reilly, Richard

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Philosophy
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Arts and Sciences

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy
CONTACT
OFFICE
COURSES TAUGHT
  • PHIL 102. Introduction to Philosophy 
  • PHIL 210. Metaphysics 
  • PHIL 325. Philosophy of Law 
  • Philosophy of Buddhism
  • CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey 
  • CLAR 208. World Views 
  • CLAR 304. The Good Life  
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1968
  • A.B., University of Notre Dame, 1966
OTHER EDUCATION
Management Development Program, Harvard University
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Ethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Buddhism, Philosophy of Law
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Ethics of Compassion, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008
  • Three dozen conference papers/journal articles in ethics and action theory.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Guide students in thinking deeply and systematically on issues of life-importance.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
I am finishing a paper on issues relating to “free will.” I am in the middle of a paper-project on legal responsibility & punishment. My sabbatic leave project (2009) will compare Thomas Aquinas and Mahayana Buddhism on “the unity of the virtues.”
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
I lead a meditation group on campus and am director of the Dzogchen Ati Ling Meditation Center in Jamestown.  Over the next couple of years, I hope to oversee the establishment of a meditation-retreat center in Olean.  I am a 20+ year member of Rotary International and I currently chair the Faculty Senate at St. Bonaventure.
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