Dr. Reinhold Schlieper


Graduate Certificate in Professional Ethics, University of New South Wales

Ph.D. Ball State University: British and American literature--Cognate: linguistics--Dissertation: The Metaphysical System Underlying the Prophetic Works of William Blake

M.A. Ball State University: Philosophy--Thesis: On the Road to Poetry: Heidegger on Language

M.A. Ball State University: English language and literature--Thesis: Jesus, Orc, and Luvah in the Prophetic Works of William Blake

B.A. Texas Christian University: English and Religion

Last Rank: Associate Professor of Humanities

Interests and Expertise: Logic, linguistics, and grammar; philosophy: epistemology; religion, and theology; British, German, and American Romantic literature and Sturm und Drang; computers and computer culture; science fiction and the science fiction film; German language, culture, and recent events; religion, ethics, and public policy. 

Languages and International Experience: German (native fluency), French (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate), Latin (reading), New-Testament Greek (reading), Arabic (beginning)

Taught at: Al-Fateh University, Libyan Arab Jamahuriya (1979/80) and Institute of Public Administration, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1983 to 1986) 

Personal e-mail: rschlieper@rschlieper.net

If you wish to study German abroad, contact Actilingua Academy , Gloriettegasse 8, A-1130 Vienna, Austria; or the Universität Klagenfurth, Universitätsstraße 65-67, A9020 Klagenfurth, Austria, at www.uni-klu.ac.at/dia, or Alpha Sprachinstitut Austria at > http://www.alpha.at; or, if you prefer Berlin, contact Studienforum Berlin e.V., Hauptstraße 74, D-12159 Berlin-Friedenau, Tel.: x49-30-85999414, Fax: x49-30-85999419, E-mail: info@studienform-berlin.de  URL: www.studienforum-berlin.de.  Or how about Spanish in Peru: http://www.perulanguage.com

A memorable thought: If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. [George Orwell]

But it's not really a good option at many average-sized academic institutions that have paying customers, not students!

If you are an alumnus or an alumna of my classes, please send me e-mail to report your comments about the courses.

Comments from Alumni and -ae

Professional Proofreading

Collections in Ethical Reasoning

Consultations in Ethics

Professional Translations:

German to English and English to German

Essays, Presentations, and Sermons

My Résumé

Life's easy to live
for someone unscrupulous,
cunning as a crow,
corrupt, back-biting,
forward, & brash;
But for someone who's constantly
scrupulous, cautious,
observant, sincere,
pure in his livelihood,
clean in his pursuits,
it's hard.

-Dhammapada, 18

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding

It does not matter whether you are a theist or atheist, what matters is sincerity, forgiveness, and compassion.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Few men [people] think;

yet all will have opinions.

Bishop George Berkeley

Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit der

Andersdenkenden, sich zu äußern.

Rosa Luxemburg

Marge: Homer, it's very easy to criticize . . . .

Homer: And fun, too!

The Simpsons

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Attributed to Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet]

Teaching is a matter of setting up an environment where learning can occur.

Albert Einstein

The universe is my country and the human family is my tribe.

Khalil Gibran

"Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings--that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide."--Buddha [Gautama Siddharta] (563 to 483 B.C.E.),