Zed Adams and Jacob Browning eds. Reviewed by Hans Pedersen, Indiana University of Pennsylvania This volume is a collection of essays aimed at engaging with and extending the work of John Haugeland. Due to considerations of length, I have decided to take primarily a descriptive approach in this review, foregoing more fine-grained evaluation and analysis of the nuances of the articles. Instead, I will limit myself to some brief, general evaluative comments at the beginning. Some essays lean more in the Continental direction, and others more in the Analytic. In addition to the variety of philosophical sources from which the articles draw, there are also quite a few different philosophical sub-disciplines represented, such as philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of science.
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Get more with UChicago News delivered to your inbox. John Haugeland, scholar and former Philosophy Department chair, — By Susie Allen Jun 25, John Haugeland, a scholar known for his work on philosophy of mind, died June 23 following a May 22 heart attack that occurred during a conference held in his honor.
He was Haugeland, the David B. Stern Professor Emeritus in Philosophy, joined the Chicago faculty in From —07, he was chair of the Philosophy Department. He was very sweet and very considerate, but he was also someone with firmly—held principles about philosophy and academic life.
He taught at the University of Pittsburgh from until coming to UChicago in It received acclaim not only for its analysis of artificial intelligence, but also for its lucid and engaging style. In , Haugeland published Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind, a collection of essays from throughout his career. In his spare time, Haugeland was an avid movie—watcher who loved the Coen brothers and never tired of The Princess Bride, said his wife Joan Wellman.
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