Richard received his BA in Political Science with a minor in philosophy from Columbus State University in 2008, his MA in philosophy from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in 2011, and his PhD in philosophy from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2016. He specializes in the philosophy of science, but in particular theories of explanation, philosophy of the social sciences, and the philosophy of biology. He also has a strong background in political philosophy, particularly questions related to distributive justice and egalitarian political philosophy.
Richard has presented his work at both national and international conferences. He presented a paper on reductionist explanations in organizational economics at the 2016 meeting of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences in Helsinki, Finland and presented a paper on scientific understanding at the 2017 American Philosophical Association Eastern Division meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Richard recently published his paper "Predictive Success and Non-Individualist Models in Social Science" in Philosophy of the Social Sciences.
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