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Susan Haack

Susan Haack is a professor of philosophy and law, and is currently on the faculty at the University of Miami in Florida. She has made significant contributions in the fields of philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.

A graduate of Oxford and Cambridge, Haack held the positions of Fellow of New Hall, Cambridge and professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick, before taking her position at Miami.

Haack's work is well known, having been reviewed and cited in such general interest publications as the Times Literary Supplement, as well as many more specialized academic journals. Among the books she has written are Deviant Logic (1974), Philosophy of Logics (1978), Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate: Unfashionable Essays (1998), and Defending Science - Within Reason Between Scientism and Cynicism (October 2003) ISBN 159102117. Many acclaim her skill as a writer and speaker as highly as her philsophical insights. She compared the practice of science to solving a crossword puzzle and wrote a play "'We Pragma­tists ...': Peirce and Rorty in Conversation" comprised entirely of quotes from both philosophers and performed the role of Peirce. She has written for the Secular Humanist magazine Free Inquiry.

Haack is an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, a past President of the Charles S. Peirce Society, and a past member of the U.S./U.K. Educational Commission.

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