Henry S. Richardson is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and is a Senior Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. At Harvard, he earned graduate degrees in law and in public policy and his Ph.D. in philosophy (with John Rawls; Martha Nussbaum supervised his Master’s thesis). He works in moral and political philosophy. For 2019–20, as a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, he will be at work on a new book project on the division of moral labor.
He is the author of the following books:
Practical Reasoning about Final Ends (Cambridge, 1994);
Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning about the Ends of Policy (Oxford, 2002).
Moral Entanglements: The Ancillary-Care Obligations of Medical Researchers (Oxford, 2012).
Articulating the Moral Community: Toward a Constructive Ethical Pragmatism (Oxford, 2018). Listen to the New Books in Philosophy podcast on Articulating the Moral Commmunity.
Dr. Richardson was the editor of Ethics (2008-2018).