St. Bonaventure University

Faculty Emeriti


Professors from all schools in the university who have been bestowed the title of "emeritus" upon retirement from full-time teaching.

The title of professor emeritus is an honorary designation that may be awarded to recognize those who have retired with the earned rank of associate professor or professor after at least 10 years of full-time service to the university and their field of knowledge meritoriously. While no longer full-time faculty members, some continue to teach on occasion as adjunct instructors.

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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