SUNY Oneonta

Department of Philosophy
160 Fitzelle Hall
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015

Phone: (607) 436-2456
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In Memoriam Douglas W. Shrader


Douglas W. Shrader, PhD
Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy

Douglas W. Shrader is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy at SUNY Oneonta. After earning a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1979), Professor Shrader pursued an extensive program of post-doctoral study in Asian and Comparative Philosophy. He has traveled broadly --- conducting research and lecturing in ten different countries --- and has been repeatedly profiled in publications like Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.

Honors include a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (1991) and an Alumni Commendation for Academic Excellence (1995). Publications include The Logic Beneath the Caution: An Analysis of the Buddha's Responses to Questions About the Self (1992), Near-Death Experiences: Scientific, Philosophical, and Religious Perspectives (1995), Pathways to Philosophy (with Ashok Malhotra, 1996), Ethics: Theory and Practice (1996), Children of Athena (1999), Philosophy and the Public Realm (2001), Thinking Outside the Box (2002), Philosophical Dreams (2003), Self and Society (2004), Once More With Feeling (2005), and Humanity: East and West (2007).

Professor Shrader is also the founder and faculty sponsor for the SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference as well as Editor-in-Chief of Oneonta Philosophy Studies.

Please sign our guestbook and share your memories of Dr. Shrader.

Presentations and Publications

Face to Face with the Grim Reaper: Near-Death Experiences in Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism (January 2009)
Intelligent Design, American Courts, and Public Schools (January 2009)
Seven Characteristics of Mystical Experiences (January 2008)
Between Self and No-Self: Lessons from the Majjhima Nikaya (June 2007)
Religion in America: The Intelligent Design Controversy (January 2007)
Morse, Yinger, and the Campaign for Fiscal Equality: School Finance Reform in New York (2007)
From the Classroom to the Community (January 2007)
Beyond Tolerance: Globalization, Freedom, and Religious Pluralism (2006)
Thou Shalt Not: Supreme Court Rulings Concerning Public Displays of Religious Symbols (January 2006)
Render Unto Caesar (January 2005)

Curriculum Vitae
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