Susan Haack: Reintegrating Philosophy
This volume documents the 17th Münster Lectures in Philosophy with Susan Haack, the prominent contemporary philosopher. It contains an original, programmatic article by Haack on her overall philosophical approach, entitled 'The Fragmentation of Philosophy, the Road to Reintegration'. In addition, the volume includes seven papers on various aspects of Haack's philosophical work as well as her replies to the papers. Susan Haack has deeply influenced many of the debates in contemporary philosophy. In her vivid and accessible way, she has made ground-breaking contributions covering a wide range of topics, from logic, metaphysics and epistemology, to pragmatism and the philosophy of science and law. In her work, Haack has always been very sensitive in detecting subtle differences. The distinctions she has introduced reveal what lies at the core of philosophical controversies, and show the problems that exist with established views. In order to resolve these problems, Haack has developed some 'middle-course approaches'. One example of this is her famous 'Foundherentism', a theory of justification that includes elements from both the rival theories of Foundationalism and Coherentism. Haack herself has offered the best description of her work calling herself a 'passionate moderate'. Susan Haack is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Law at the University of Miami. Her work ranges from philosophy of logic and language, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, Pragmatism-both philosophical and legal-and the law of evidence, especially scientific evidence, to social philosophy, feminism, and philosophy of literature. Julia F. Göhner studied philosophy in Münster and Montreal. As a research assistant, she is involved in the project 'Causation, Laws, Dispositons, Explanation at the Intersection of Science and Metaphysics' (subproject 'How is Metaphysics of Science Possible?', funded by DFG). Her research is concerned with the general philosophy of science and metaphysics. Eva-Maria Jung is research assistent at the philosophy department and managing director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Münster. She studied philosophy, mathematics, and physics in Freiburg, Rome and Berlin. She was visiting student researcher at the University of Berkeley in 2007. In 2009 she received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Bochum. Her research interests include epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind.
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