Peggy Herring
Administrative Assistant
English, Rhetoric, & Humanistic Studies

P: (540) 464-7240
F: (540) 464-7779

227 Scott Shipp Hall
Lexington, VA  24450 


Duncan J. Richter, Ph.D.

Richter, DuncanProfessor
English, Rhetoric, & Humanistic Studies

Ph.D. - University of Virginia
M. Phil - University College of Swansea
B.A. - Oxford University

225 Scott Shipp Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450
P:  (540) 464-7735
F:  (540) 464-7779
E:  richterdj@vmi.edu

Duncan Richter teaches courses on ethics, the history of philosophy, and religion. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1995, his M. Phil. in Philosophy from the University College of Swansea in Wales in 1989, and his BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University in 1988. 

His research focuses on ethics and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is the author of five books: Anscombe’s Moral Philosophy (Lexington Books, 2011), Why Be Good?: A Historical Introduction to Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2008), Wittgenstein at His Word (Continuum, 2004), a Historical Dictionary of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy (Scarecrow Press, 2004), and Ethics after Anscombe: Post “Modern Moral Philosophy” (Kluwer, 2000). He has also published papers in Philosophical Topics, Erkenntnis, Religious Studies, Philosophy, The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Papers, and other journals. 

His teaching has won him two awards at VMI, and in 2008 he won an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.