Dale Riepe papers
- Riepe, Dale Maurice (Person)
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Dale Maurice Riepe was a Professor of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo from 1963 to 1986. He was Chairman of the Department of Social Sciences from 1963 to 1965. In 1964 he was named the first associate dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to Buffalo, Riepe taught at the universities of North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, as well as at C. W. Post College where he was Associate Director of Humanities.
Riepe's research interests were in Eastern philosophies, particularly of India and Japan. He traveled extensively throughout his academic career having received a Graduate Fulbright Award to India in 1951 and a Fulbright Lectureship at the University of Tokyo in 1957. Riepe also taught as an exchange professor in the former Soviet Union and in China and served as a consultant to the Institute of Science, Technology, and Development in New Delhi, India.
Riepe published over seventy articles, making significant contributions to both Indian and American philosophies. He was editor of Chinese Studies in Philosophy and of Chinese Studies in History. Among his published books are The Naturalist Tradition in Indian Thought (1961), The Structure of Philosophy (co-editor, 1966), The Philosophy of India and Its Impact on American Thought (1970), and Phenomenology and Natural Existence: Essays in Honor of Marvin Farber (editor, 1973). Riepe also tried his hand at fiction and published a novel, The Owl Flies by Day in 1979.
- Born June 22 in Tacoma, Washington.
- Attended Lincoln High School in Seattle, Washington.
- Studied Philosophy at the University of Washington.
- Earned Master's degree in Philosophy from University of Michigan.
- Awarded Graduate Fulbright to India.
- Received Ph.D. from the University of Michigan with the dissertation, Early Indian Philosophical Naturalism.
- Exchange Lecturer at University of Manitoba.
- Received Hancock Award for Asian Studies, Yale University.
- Extension Lecturer in Asian Studies, University of Michigan.
- Chairman of the Society for American Philosophy.
- Research Fellow at the American Institute of Indian Studies.
- Published "India and American" Philosophy.
- Published "Reflections on Revolution"
- Published "Indian Philosophy Since Independence"
- Published Objectivity and Subjectivism in the Philosophy of Science, with special reference to India
- Retired from UB; named professor emeritus.
The collection is organized into six series:
I. Correspondence, II. Department Papers, III. Professional Papers, IV. Publications, V. Subject Files, and VI. Children and Family Life.
Correspondence is arranged chronologically while Departmental Papers, Professional Papers and Subject Files are arranged alphabetically. The Publications series is divided into Nonfiction and Fiction and is arranged chronologically.
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- Buddhism and philosophy
- Children's art
- Continental philosophy
- DeGrood, David H.
- Dialectical materialism
- Farber, Marvin
- Historical materialism
- Indian philosophy
- Manuscripts (document genre)
- Philosophy, Asian
- Philosophy, Japanese
- Philosophy, Marxist
- Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century
- Plott, John C.
- Riepe, Dale Maurice -- Archives -- Correspondence
- Science -- India
- Science -- Philosophy
- Somerville, John
- Finding Aid for the Dale Riepe papers
- Finding aid prepared by Mark McGuire.
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