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 has been in the philosophy of science and metaphysics. One aim of this research is 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 has just finished a book assessing the philosophical significance of the quantum revolution.