Alan Richardson works on the relations of history of philosophy and history of science in the era since Kant. He specializes in the history of philosophy of science in the early twentieth century, and uses resources from science and technology studies (STS) to illuminate the history of logical positivist “scientific philosophy” and its lingering effects on the research organization of academic philosophy to the present day.

Dr. Richardson received his B.A. And M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania, his MA from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received several distinctions during the course of his career. In 2003, he was appointed Distinguished University Scholar at UBC, and in 2001, he received a UBC Killam Teaching Prize, among others. In addition to his appointment in the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Richardson is a Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies Associate and a Faculty Fellow at Green College. In the past, he was chair of UBC’s Science and Technology Studies Graduate Program, and President of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS).

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