New York University
Department of Philosophy
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Photo of John RichardsonJohn Richardson
Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics
Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 

Phone: (212) 998-8334

Fax: (212) 995-4179


Ph.D. 1981 (philosophy), California (Berkeley)
B.A. 1974 (philosophy, politics, and economics), Oxford
B.A. 1972 (philosophy), Harvard.

John Richardson (Ph.D., UC Berkeley), Professor of Philosophy. He works primarily in 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy, in particular on Nietzsche and Heidegger. He has a strong secondary interest in ancient philosophy, especially in Aristotle. Recently he has focused on issues concerning teleology in these philosophers, and has explored relations with recent philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory.

He is the author of Existential Epistemology; A Heideggerian Critique of the Cartesian Project (Oxford, 1986), Nietzsche's System (Oxford, 1996), Nietzsche's New Darwinism (Oxford, 2004), and Heidegger (Routledge 2012). He is a co-editor of Nietzsche (2001) in the series Oxford Readings in Philosophy.

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