William John Richardson was born on November 2, 1920, and died on December 10, 2016.
He was an American philosopher,
He was among the very first to write a comprehensive study of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, featuring an important preface by Heidegger himself.
Also to his specialization in Heidegger, Richardson was also, as a trained psychoanalyst, a specialist in the thought of Jacques Lacan.
Richardson was a Jesuit priest (entering the order on 14 August 1941, he was ordained a priest on 15 August 1953).
Richardson taught philosophy at Fordham University and since 1981, at Boston College, where he was, at the time of his death, emeritus professor of philosophy.
He died in Weston, Massachusetts.
William J. Richardson passed away at 96 years old.