About the Author

Robert J. Richards is the Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Science and Medicine; professor in the Departments of History, Philosophy, and Psychology and in the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science; and director of the Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, all at the University of Chicago. In 2011, he was awarded the George Sarton Medal in recognition of distinguished scholarship and contributions to the advancement of the History of Science.
Affiliation: University of Chicago
Hometown: Chicago, IL