About the Author

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Richard C. Richards, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, taught various philosophy courses at California State Polytechnic University,Pomona, for nearly forty odd years.

Actually only half those years were odd. The other half were even. It is odd that even the even years were a bit odd. And the odd years were surprisingly even, though there were odd moments.

He taught courses in Philosophy of the Arts, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Logic and Semantics, Ethics, Business and Professional Ethics, Philosophy of Love and Sex, Aristotle, Existentialism, and The Philosophy of Humor.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California Santa Barbara, and his graduate degrees at UCLA, where he specialized in medieval philosophy, especially the philosophies of William Ockham and John of Mirecourt.

He and his wife of thirty years, Marlene, are enjoying retirement with travel, operas, and concerts. He also hybridizes irises and has won national awards with his introductions of irises into the national iris trade.

2 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Camille

    You seem to be sweating in that oh-so-formal suit you’re wearing — at least you aren’t always stuck in it like our primate cousins are! I just wanted to thank you for your book — I finally got a copy of my own. It was also lovely meeting you at the Florida conference last October — you and your work continue to inspire me in myriad ways! Take care, Camille — daughter of “One Lung Low”

  2. Linda Hamilton

    Professor Richards, I was a student of yours back in the ’88-’89 time frame, and I have such fond memories of the classes I took with you: Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy and the Philosophy of Love and Sex. Thank you for your instruction which has certainly left a mark on me after all of these years. I hope you are happy and healthy.

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