dr. alan richardson
Professor and Distinguished University Scholar
Department of Philosophy
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Alan Richardson works on the relations of history of philosophy and history of science in the era since Kant. A specialist in the history of philosophy of science, he is author of Carnap’s Construction of the World (Cambridge UP, 1997) and is currently writing a book that uses resources from 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.
He is chair of the UBC Science and Technology Studies Graduate Program. He is a Professor in the UBC Department of Philosophy. He is co-chair of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) 2012 Conference Program Committee.