Alan Richardson

Selected Publications
  • Objectivity in Science: New Perspectives from Science and Technology Studies (Springer, 2015)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism (Cambridge UP, 2007)
  • Logical Empiricism in North America (U Minnesota P, 2003)
  • Carnap’s Construction of the World (Cambridge UP, 1998)
  • The Origins of Logical Empiricism (U Minnesota P, 1996)


Research Interests    

I work mainly in the history of philosophy of science in the early twentieth century; I am particularly concerned to understand the place of philosophy of science in the analytic philosophy over the course of the twentieth century.

Recent and Upcoming Presentations
  • “What Good is a (indeed, this) History of Pragmatism?: Thinking Historically about Pragmatism and Pragmatically about History” at an author-meets-critics session on Cheryl Misak’s The American Pragmatists at the CPA meeting, Victoria, June 2013
  • “Of Troubled Marriage and Uneasy Colocation: Thomas Kuhn, Epistemological Revolutions, Romantic Narratives, and HPS” at joint session of the PSA and HSS on 50 Years of Kuhn’s Structure, November 2012
  • The O’Neill Lectures in the History of Philosophy, University of New Mexico Department of Philosophy, Spring 2012