Professor of Law & Professor of Philosophy
M.A. 1969, Oxford and Cambridge
B. Phil. 1968, Oxford
Ph.D. 1972, Cambridge
- Susan Haack (B.A., M.A., B.Phil., Oxford; Ph.D., Cambridge) 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. She teaches both in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the School of Law.
- 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.
- Her books include Philosophy of Logics; Deviant Logic, Fuzzy Logic: Beyond the Formalism; Evidence and Inquiry; Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate; Defending Science—Within Reason; Pragmatism, Old and New; Putting Philosophy to Work; Ciencia, sociedad y cultura; Evidence Matters: Science, Proof, and Truth in the Law (Flyer/Podcast1/Podcast2); and (in 2015) Perspectivas Pragmatistas da Filosofia do Direito (São Leopoldo, Brazil: Editora UNISINOS) (Flyer) and Legalizarre l’epistemologia (Milan, Italy: Università Bocconi) (Flyer).
- Haack has also published more than 200 articles in English, in a wide range of philosophical, legal, literary, scientific, and general-interest journals, and in many countries. A good many of these articles have proven so highly-regarded that they have been reprinted and/or translated, some several times.
- Haack’s work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Croatian, Danish, Swedish, Romanian, Korean, and Chinese; and she is invited to lecture around the world.
- She counts more than 650 external lectures (so far!)—in philosophy departments, at law schools, at international conferences, and in numerous other fora—in (so far!) 29 countries. In 2016, for example, she gave lectures across the U.S. and in Italy, Spain, Mexico, Ireland, and Colombia; and plans for 2017 already include the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Argentina, and Italy.
- A substantial collection of Haack’s papers, books, presentations, etc., can be found at https://miami.academia.edu/SusanHaack.
- Prof. Haack has won awards from the American Philosophical Association and from UM, for excellence in teaching; and (also from UM) an award for outstanding graduate mentor, the Provost’s Award for excellence in research, and the Faculty Senate Distinguished Scholar Award; as well as the Forkosch Award for excellence in writing. She was included in Peter J. King’s One Hundred Philosophers: The Life and Work of the World’s Greatest Thinkers; and in the Sunday Independent’s list, based on a BBC poll, of the ten most important women philosophers of all time (she prefers the less sexist tribute!).
- Haack’s work has celebrated in two volumes of essays: the first, Susan Haack: A Lady of Distinctions, in 2007; and the second, Susan Haack: Reintegrating Philosophy, in 2016.
- In 2011 Haack was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by Petre Andrei University (Romania). In 2016 she was awarded the Ulysses Medal, the highest honor given by University College Dublin.