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Susan Haack: Reintegrating Philosophy

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  • Is of value to those interested in Haack’s work and connected philosophical debates
  • Includes a formerly unpublished original lecture by Susan Haack
  • Contains papers on the entire spectrum of Haack’s philosophy
  • Presents Haack’s original responses to critical papers

Part of the book series: Münster Lectures in Philosophy (MUELP, volume 2)

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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’.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Colloquium

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany

    Julia F. Göhner, Eva-Maria Jung

About the editors

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, andphysics 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.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Susan Haack: Reintegrating Philosophy

  • Editors: Julia F. Göhner, Eva-Maria Jung

  • Series Title: Münster Lectures in Philosophy

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24969-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-24967-4Published: 04 March 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-79710-6Published: 07 April 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-24969-8Published: 26 February 2016

  • Series ISSN: 2367-0991

  • Series E-ISSN: 2367-1009

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 208

  • Number of Illustrations: 17 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Epistemology, Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science

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