The World and How We Know It: Stumbling Towards an Understanding

Estudios filosóficos, LXVII, no.196 (2018): 549-61.

University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-5

17 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2019

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Susan Haack

University of Miami - School of Law; University of Miami - Department of Philosophy

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Haack’s main purpose is to spell out the key ideas — Innocent Realism, Laconicism, Critical Common-sensism, neo-classical legal Pragmatism — of the understanding of the world and our real but very imperfect knowledge of it that she has developed over the decades. She begins, however, by explaining what attitudes and predilections — especially, her distaste for false dichotomies — she brought to philosophy from the beginning, and what new ideas gradually evolved; and concludes with some wry reflections on the condition of professional philosophy today.

Keywords: Innocent Realism, Laconicism, Critical Common-Sensism, Pragmatism

Suggested Citation

Haack, Susan, The World and How We Know It: Stumbling Towards an Understanding (2018). Estudios filosóficos, LXVII, no.196 (2018): 549-61.; University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3331373

Susan Haack (Contact Author)

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University of Miami - Department of Philosophy ( email )

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