William Richards

Professor Emeritus



Dr. Richards obtained a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1970. Since joining the Philosophy Department he has taught courses in a wide-range of areas, including the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosophy of language, logic, ethics and Eastern philosophy.

Faculty Perspective

The longer I teach philosophy, the more I enjoy teaching introductory level courses. I still find the perennial questions of philosophy intellectually challenging: What is real? Do we know anything for certain? Who am I? What is the best way to live a human life?


  • Ph.D., Georgetown University

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of time
  • Personal identity
  • Skepticism