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Henry Richardson Awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship in Philosophy

Congratulations to Henry Richardson, former President of the HDCA and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., who was awarded a 2019 Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Professor Richardson describes his work: "As a Guggenheim Fellow, I will examine how the division of moral labor, which parcels out moral responsibilities among us, copes with the world’s injustices and profound moral disagreements while nonetheless shaping objective moral requirements. This project will flesh out a type of moral theory that I have been abstractly defending for some time now. I call it “constructive ethical pragmatism,” honoring John Dewey’s insight that our “practical intelligence” makes us capable of reframing our deepest commitments on the fly, on the basis of reasons that arise in the context of action." Read more at:

The Guggenheim Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed. The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year. Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year.

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