- Susan Haack
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FoundherentismPuzzle view of science
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Luciano Floridi· John ZeisSusan Haack (born 1945, England) is an English professor of philosophyand lawat the University of Miamiin the United States. She has written on logic, the philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics. Her pragmatismfollows that of Charles Peirce.
Haack is a graduate of the
University of Oxfordand the University of Cambridge. At Oxford, she studied at St. Hilda's College, where her first philosophy teacher was Jean Austin, the widow of J. L. Austin. She also studied Platowith Gilbert Ryleand logic with Michael Dummett. David Pearssupervised her B.Phil. dissertation on ambiguity. At Cambridge, she wrote her Ph.D. under the supervision of Timothy Smiley. She held the positions of Fellow of New Hall, Cambridgeand professor of philosophy at the University of Warwickbefore taking her current position at the University of Miami.
Haack's major contribution to philosophy is her epistemological theory called
foundherentism, which is her attempt to avoid the logical problems of both pure foundationalism(which is susceptible to infinite regress) and pure coherentism(which is susceptible to circularity). She illustrates this idea with the metaphor of the crossword puzzle. A highly simplified version of this proceeds as follows: Finding an answer using a clue is analogous to a foundational source (grounded in empirical evidence). Making sure that the interlocking words are mutually sensible is analogous to justification through coherence. Both are necessary components in the justification of knowledge.
She wrote a play, "We Pragmatists ...: Peirce and Rorty in Conversation", comprised entirely of quotes from both philosophers. She performed the role of Peirce. Haack published a vigorous [http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/16/nov97/menand.htm essay] in the "
New Criterion", taking strong exception to many of Rorty's views, especially his claim to be a sort of pragmatist.
Haack (1998) is highly critical of the view that there is a feminine perspective on reasoning, logic, scientific method, and scientific truth. However, in her objections to
feminist epistemology, she often represents feminist critiques of science and philosophy as being concerned that the outcomes of scientific inquiry be "politically correct".
She has written for "Free Inquiry" magazine and the "
Council for Secular Humanism". Haack's work has been reviewed and cited in the popular press, such as the " The Times Literary Supplement" as well as in academic journals.
Haack is an honorary member of
Phi Beta Kappa Societyand Phi Kappa Phi, a past President of the Charles S. Peirce Society, and a past member of the U.S./UK Educational Commission.
elect Writings by Haack
*1974. "Deviant Logic".
*1978. "Philosophy of Logics".
*1993, "Evidence and Inquiry".
*1997, " [http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/16/nov97/menand.htm Vulgar Rortyism,] " "The New Criterion 16".
*1998. "Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate: Unfashionable Essays".
*2003. "Defending Science: Within Reason Between Scientism and Cynicism". ISBN 1-59102-117-0).
*2005, " [http://www.defendingscience.org/loader.cfm?url=/commonspot/security/getfile.cfm&PageID=2408 Trial and Error: The Supreme Court's Philosophy of Science,] ," "American Journal of Public Health".
*2006 (edited with Robert Lane). "Pragmatism, Old and New".
* [http://www.miami.edu/phi/haack/ Susan Haack's Web Page] at
University of Miami.
* [http://www.miami.edu/phi/haack/SummaryBio.htm Susan Haack Summary biography.]
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