Richard Burnor, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy

Field of Interest

My graduate education focused upon the Philosophy of Science, Logic, and Metaphysics; my special interests in my earlier publications were in philosophical analyses of probability and in the philosophy of time.  More recently, I have worked in philosophy of religion and in theoretical and practical ethics. Much of that work is reflected in Ethical Choices: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases, co-authored with Dr. Yvonne Raley (Oxford U. Press 2011).

Courses Taught at Felician College

B.A. level:

PH 100 - Critical Reasoning
PH 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
PH 200 - Philosophical Foundations of Education
PH 203 - Philosophy of Religion
PH 204 - Philosophy of Technology
PH 206 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
PH 211 - Symbolic Logic
PH 301 - General Ethics
PH 302 - Metaphysics: Being and Reality
PH 304 - Theories of Knowledge
PH 308 - Business Ethics
PH/PSYC 390 - Systems and Concepts of Psychology
PH 450 - Senior Seminar
FYE100HON - Freshman Year Experience
FYE101HON - Freshman Year Experience
CO 250 - Applied Ethical Reasoning (and Honors sections)
CO 350 - Applied Ethical Reasoning
NURS 380 - Ethical/Legal Dimensions of Nursing

M.A. level:

EDU 530MS - Philosophy for the Teacher as Leader
MBA/ENT 530 - Organizational Performance & Ethics
NURS 550 - Ethics, Human Diversity and Social Issues

Publications

Burnor, R. and Raley, Y., Ethical Choices: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with Cases
Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2011.
Raley, Y., & Burnor, R., “The Predicate Approach to Ontological Commitment,”
Logique et Analyse, Vol.54 No.215 (2011).
Modal Models of Time
The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 38:1 (2000).
Outlines for Success: Outline Processors and Teaching Philosophy
Teaching Philosophy, 18:1 (1995).
Review of W. Gustason, Reasoning from Evidence
(Mac¬millan, 1994) for Teaching Philosophy, 18:2 (1995).
A Structural Model for Temporal Passage
The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 32:1 (1994).
Review of Le Poidevin and MacBeath, eds., The Philosophy of Time
(Oxford University Press, 1993) for Teaching Philosophy, 17:4 (1994).
Rethinking Objective Homogeneity: Statistical Versus Ontic Approaches
Philosophical Studies, 70 (1993), pp. 65-83.
Thoughtline
(Software Review), APA Newsletter on Computer Use, 88:3 (Spring 1989), pp. 10-11
What's the Matter with The Matter of Chance?
Philosophical Studies, 46 (November 1984), pp. 349-365.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 316
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6143
Contact Email:

Education

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Arizona, 1985
M.A. University of Arizona, 1978
B.S. Bucknell University, 1974

Positions Held

Felician College - Professor, 2006 - present
Felician College - Associate Professor, 2001 - 2006
Felician College - Assistant Professor, 1997 - 2001
The University of Toledo - Part-time Instructor - Winter, Spring 1997
The University of Toledo - Visiting Scholar - Fall 1996
Washtenaw Community College - Part-time Instructor - Fall 1996
The University of Toledo - Visiting Assistant Professor 1993 - 1996
Towson State University - Assistant Professor, 1986 1993
University of Wyoming - Assistant Visiting Professor, 1985 1986
University of Wyoming - Supply Lecturer, 1984 1985
University of Arizona - Lecturer, 1983 - 1984
University of Arizona - Teaching Assistant, 1974 - 1977