William John Richardson, S.J.

Boston College

Carney Hall 220

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, MA 02167-3806

(617) 552-3862

e-mail: frrichar@bcvms.bc.edu

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Biographical Information

Born:                November 2, 1920
Entered the Jesuits: August  14, 1941
Ordained a Priest:   August  15, 1953

Courses taught at Boston College

William J. Richardson, S.J., Professor; Ph.L., Woodstock College; Th.L., Ph.D., Maitre-Agrege, University of Louvain

PL 429 Freud and Philosophy (F: 3)



        A reexamination of Freud's experience of the unconscious 

with a focus on those aspects of the subject that pertain to an 

eventual ethics



                                William J. Richardson, S. J.



PL 629 Introduction to Hermeneutics



This course is an examination of the contemporary problem of 

hermeneutics in light of its historical antecedents. For entry-level 

M.A. students and advanced undergraduates. Not offered 1995-96



                                William J. Richardson, S.J.



PL 632 The Later Heidegger



Prerequisite: At least two philosophy courses beyond Core



        This course is an introductory reading of representative 

texts of the later period for beginning M.A. students and advanced 

undergraduate majors. A serious knowledge of Being and Time, 

such as that gained from The Heidegger Project or its equivalents 

required. Not offered 1995-96        



                                William J. Richardson, S.J.



 
PL 641 Ethics and Psychoanalysis



This course is an examination of the ethical problem as posed by 

psychoanalysis. Not offered 1995-96



                                William J. Richardson, S.J.



PL 718 Psychoanalysis and Literature



This course will be a doctoral-level seminar that will examine 

various psychoanalytic approaches to literature as these become 

manifest in efforts to interpret psychoanalytically Edgar Allen 

Poe’s short detective story, "The Purloined Letter." Not offered 

1995-96 



                                William J. Richardson, S.J.





PL 772 Heidegger: The Principle of Reason



This is a close reading of Heidegger's recently translated lecture 

course, "The Principle of Reason (1956)," comparing it with his 

earlier essay, "On the Essence of Ground" (1929), and other 

cognate texts. Not offered 1995-96



                                William J. Richardson, S.J.





PL 839 Psychoanalysis and the Question of Women (F: 3)



A reexamination of classic psychoanalytic texts concerning the 

question of female sexuality followed by a review of recent 

feminist literature attempting to rethink these categories.



                                William J. Richardson, S. J.
                                Robin Lydenberg