Department of Philosophy
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Richard has taught at the University of Arizona since 1991. He teaches a variety of courses in philosophy of science, including philosophy of biology as well as physics.
Most of Richard's work is in the philosophy of science and metaphysics. One aim of his research has been to inquire how far foundational studies of physics shed light on metaphysical topics such as holism, realism, composition, time and causation. He is now exploring the relations between science and metaphysics from a broadly pragmatist perspective, and working on a book assessing the philosophical significance of the quantum revolution.