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In this critical appraisal of the work of philosopher Susan Haack, editor Cornelis de Waal has assembled sixteen original essays from outstanding international contributors together with responses from Haack on the points raised. The contributors add … weiterlesen
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Titel: Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinction-The Philosopher Responds to Her Critics

ISBN: 1591024226
EAN: 9781591024224
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Cornelis De Waal
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Dezember 2006 - gebunden - 362 Seiten

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In this critical appraisal of the work of philosopher Susan Haack, editor Cornelis de Waal has assembled sixteen original essays from outstanding international contributors together with responses from Haack on the points raised. The contributors address most of Haack's key publications, from her early writings on metaphysics to her most recent work in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of law. Topics include: the revisability of logic, the role of emotion in reasoning, scientific integrity, postmodernism and the law, the relation of science to religion, preferential hiring, multiple aspects of Haack's "foundherentism," and her crossword analogy.
The volume also includes an extensive interview with Haack, which traces the development of her thought, and a complete bibliography of her work.

For anyone seeking a better understanding of the work of this important philosopher, this unique collection offers many invaluable insights.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Intellectual Journey: An Interview with Susan Haac; Is Logic Revisable?; Foundationalism, Coherentism, and Foundherentism: The Controversies from an Alternative Point of View; Of Chopin and Sycamore: Reponse to Ryszard Wojcicki; Ratifying Foundherentism; The Benefit of Experience: Response to John Clendinnen; It's Time to Cross the t's and Dot the I's: A Call for More Work on the Crossword Analogy; Crossing My i's and Dotting Some t's: Response to Vern Walker; Peirception: Haack's Critical Common-sensism about Perception; How I See Things Now: Response to Robert Lane; The Ways of Our Errors; Thanks, But No Thanks: Response to Henry Kyburg Jr.; Peirce, Haack, and Info-gaps; Caution: Fallibilists at Work! -- Response to Yakov Ben-Haim; What is a Sensible Realist Program for Science Studies?; Scrutinising Science Studies: Response to Nils Roll-Hansen; Nuance and Honour: Religion versus Science; Nuances of Naturalism: Response to Paul Gross; Real Metaphysics and the Descriptive/Revisionary Distinction; On Real Metaphysics and Real Realism: Response to Cynthia MacDonald; For the Sake of Knowledge and the Love of Truth: Susan Haack between Sacred Enthusiasm and Sophisticated Disillusionment; Engaging with the Engaged Inquirer: Response to Mark Migotti; Critique of Emotional Reason; Some Remarks on Susan Haack's Innocent Realism; Innocent Realism in a Pluralistic Universe: Response to Carlos Caorsi; Two Kinds of Postmodernism in Legal Theory: Santos, Calvino, and Haack; Law, Literature, and Bosh: Response to William Twining; Once More, with Feeling: Response to Paul Thagard; Haack on Preferential Hiring; The University in Society: Response to Iddo Landau; The Philosopher as Educator and Social Critic; Professing Philosophy: Response to James Gouinlock; Susan Haack: A Complete Bibliography.

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Cornelis de Waal (Indianapolis, IN) is associate editor at the Peirce Edition Project and associate professor of philosophy, both at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the author of On Pragmatism, On Mead, and On Peirce in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series; the editor of American New Realism 1910-1920; and the assistant editor of Writings of Charles S. Peirce: A Chronological Edition, Volume 6: 1886-1890.

Pressestimmen

"The book on Susan Haack's philosophy is a welcome achievement in a grand tradition, as in the series of volumes of 'The Library of Living Philosophers.' Here, too, the multifaceted contributions by a distinguished philosopher are analyzed in turn by nearly a score of feisty scholars, each of whom then is answered by Susan Haack's illuminating reply. Altogether, a feast."
GERALD HOLTON
Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics
Research Professor of History of Science, Harvard University
Author of Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought: Kepler to Einstein
and Science and Anti-Science
"As is well known, Susan Haack combines the fullest technical professionalism in philosophy with a commitment to vigorous participation in debate on large public issues. Her special gift is her ability to bring the former to bear on the latter. This well-conceived collection brings out the force and energy of her thinking."
LORD ANTHONY QUINTON
Former President of Trinity College, Oxford
Former Chairman of the British Library Board and the author of Hume
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