Susan Haack’s “The Real Question: Can Philosophy be Saved?”

APP Editors’ Note: “The Real Question: Can Philosophy be Saved?” originally appeared in Free Inquiry 37, 6 (2017). “Our editor” refers to FI’s editor, Tom Flynn. Once again—now, heaven help me, even in the pages of Free Inquiry!—I find myself “otherwise minded,”[1] the cannibal among the missionaries. Why so? I certainly share our editor’s sense … [continue reading]

Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents,” Part 3 of 3.

APP Editors’ Note: Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents” was originally published by Rounded Globe in 2017, here. With the permission of the author, APP is hereby re-posting/re-publishing it in three parts. The full bibliography will appear at the end of this third part. Clicking on the hot links in the Table of Contents, directly … [continue reading]

Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents,” Part 2 of 3.

APP Editors’ Note: Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents” was originally published by Rounded Globe in 2017, here. With the permission of the author, APP is hereby re-posting/re-publishing it in three parts. The full bibliography will appear at the end of the third part. Clicking on the hot links in the Table of Contents, directly … [continue reading]

Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents,” Part 1 of 3.

APP Editors’ Note: Susan Haack’s “Scientism and its Discontents” was originally published by Rounded Globe in 2017, here. With the permission of the author, APP is hereby re-posting/re-publishing it in three parts. The full bibliography will appear at the end of the third part. Clicking on the hot links in the Table of Contents, directly … [continue reading]

Serious Philosophy

© 2016 Susan Haack. All rights reserved.1 the spirit … is the most essential thing—the motive…—C. S.Peirce2 At dinner the night before I was to give a talk in her department, a young professor solemnly told me that there’s no place for humor in serious philosophy. Since the paper on the relation of science and … [continue reading]