GU Philosophy Professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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Henry S. Richardson is a Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University who focuses his work on ethics, political philosophy, and practical reasoning.  This year, he has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, which is intended for individuals who have executed exemplary work in either productive scholarship or creative ability in the arts.  The Guggenheim Fellowship receives over 3,000 applications with only 175 fellows awarded each year.  

Professor Richardson plans to focus his fellowship on how the division of moral labor copes with the world’s injustices and profound moral disagreements while shaping moral objective requirements.  He has plans to implement the moral theory, “Constructive Ethical Pragmatism,” into his work and will continue to defend this theory as he has with his previous works, including his books: Practical Reasoning about Final Ends (Cambridge 1994), Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning about the Ends of Policy (Oxford 2002), Articulating the Moral Community (Oxford 2018), and Moral Entanglements: The Ancillary-Care Obligations of Medical Researchers (Oxford 2012).