Howard Richards


Howard Richards (born June 10, 1938) is a philosopher of Social Science who works with the concepts of basic cultural structures and constitutive rules. He holds the title of Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College, a liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana, the United States, the Quaker School where he taught for thirty years. He retired from Earlham College, together with his wife Caroline Higgins in 2007, and became a Research Professor of Philosophy. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Juris Doctor from the Stanford Law School, an Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) from Oxford University (the UK) and a Ph.D. in Educational Planning from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada. He now teaches at the University of Santiago, Chile, and has ongoing roles at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business program. He is founder of the Peace and Global Studies Program and co-founder of the Business and Nonprofit Management Program at Earlham.

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Economic Theory and Community Development: Why Putting Community First Is Essential to Our Survival
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 169,350. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2022 by Dignity Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory
This book critiques not just neoliberal economics but also the fundamental separation among humans that all economic theories presuppose. This book celebrates community-based approaches now blossoming on all continents. Unbounded organizing, together with moral and ethical realism, offers a field-tested philosophy and methodology to provide dignity for all while nurturing the biosphere.
The Nurturing of Time Future
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,670. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2021 by Dignity Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
“I have decided to write a short book, addressed to educated people of good will who see the need for paradigmatic change. I propose a philosophy in the old-fashioned sense of articulating a synthesis of the social and natural science that provides an overall framework for deciding what to do.” — Howard Richards
Unbounded Organizing in Community
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,800. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2021 by Dignity Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - Social science, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social Work
A simple easy-to-read guide to community organizing. With cutting-edge ideas from South Africa's Organization Workshops.The theory of Organization Workshops and Unbounded Organizing is presented in condensed form. Emphasis is on practical examples and guidelines for organizers and participants. Co-authored by Howard Richards.