Putting Philosophy to Work by Susan Haack
Inquiry and Its Place in Culture -- Essays on Science, Religion, Law, Literature, and Life (Expanded Edition)

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This engaging and wide-ranging collection of essays is informed and unified by the conviction that philosophy can, and should, engage with real-world issues. Susan Haack's keen analytical skills and well-chosen illustrations illuminate a diverse range of cultural questions; and her direct style and wry sense of humor make complex ideas and subtle distinctions accessible to serious readers whatever their discipline or particular interests. Putting Philosophy to Work will appeal not only to philosophers but also to thoughtful scientists, economists, legal thinkers, historians, literary scholars, and humanists.

This new, expanded second edition includes several previously unpublished essays: a devastating critique of Karl Popper's highly (and dangerously) influential philosophy of science; a searching and thought-provoking analysis of scientism; and a groundbreaking paper on "academic ethics in a preposterous environment" that every professor, and would-be professor, should read.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Susan Haack

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Susan Haack (Coral Gables, FL) is Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, professor of philosophy, and professor of law at the University of Miami. She is the author of numerous highly acclaimed books including Philosophy of Logics, Evidence and Inquiry, Deviant Logic, Fuzzy Logic: Beyond the Formalism, and Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate: Unfashionable Essays.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Prometheus Books. 320 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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