Professor of Philosophy , Bioethics
Ph.D. 1981 (philosophy), California (Berkeley)
B.A. 1974 (philosophy, politics, and economics), Oxford
B.A. 1972 (philosophy), Harvard.
Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
Areas of Research/Interest:
19–20th-century continental philosophy, ancient philosophy
Recently focused on issues concerning teleology, and has explored relations with recent philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory
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.
- "Nietzsche's Value Monism", in Nietzsche on Mind and Nature, eds. Manuel Dries and Peter Kail, Oxford U.P., xxxx.
- "Nietzsche's Psychology", in Nietzsches Wissenschaftsphilosophie, eds. H. Heit, G. Abel, and M. Brusotti, de Gruyter-Verlag, 2011./li>
- “Nietzsche on Life’s Ends” draft, comments welcome; to appear in K. Gemes and J. Richardson (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche, Oxford University Press, xxxx.
- “Nietzsche’s Freedoms” in K. Gemes and S. May (eds.), Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy, Oxford University Press, 2009.
- “Nietzsche’s Problem of the Past” in M. Dries (ed.), Nietzsche on Time and History, Walter de Gruyter, 2008.
- “Aristotle’s Teleologies” draft in progress; comments welcome.