Henry S. Richardson is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and is a Senior Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. Prior to arriving at Georgetown in 1986, he was at Harvard, where 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.
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).
Dr. Richardson was the editor of Ethics (2008-2018) and president (2014–16) of the Human Development and Capability Association.