Haugeland, John (Christian) 1945-
HAUGELAND, John (Christian) 1945-
PERSONAL: Born March 13, 1945, in Harrisburg, IL; son of John (an engineer) and Carol (a teacher) Haugeland; married Joan Wellman (a philosopher), 1999; children: John. Education: Harvey Mudd College, B.S., 1966; University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1976.
ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.
CAREER: U.S. Peace Corps, volunteer in Tonga, 1967-69; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, assistant professor, 1974-81, associate professor, 1981-86, professor of philosophy, beginning 1986; currently professor of philosophy and member of Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, University of Chicago. Fellow at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA, 1979-80.
MEMBER: American Philosophical Association.
(Editor) Mind Design, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1981.
Artificial Intelligence: The Very Idea, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1985.
(Editor) Mind Design II: Philosophy, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1997.
Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1998.
(Editor, with James Conant) Thomas S. Kuhn, The Road since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993, with an Autobiographical Interview, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2000.
Contributor to periodicals, including Behavior and Brain Science, Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Topics, Nous, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and Philosophical Perspectives.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Heidegger Disclosed, "an interpretation of Being and Time."
SIDELIGHTS: John Haugeland is a philosopher whose interests range across a spectrum of issues, including the problems of objectivity, truth, and materialism, the implications of artificial intelligence, the origins of understanding, intentionality, and thought, and the relationship between personality and intelligence. Haugeland's work is specialist in nature and appeals primarily to students and teachers of philosophy and those engaged in explorations of artificial intelligence. Nevertheless, his work can be appreciated by dedicated general readers. MAA Online contributor Keith Devlin, reviewing Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind wrote: "Despite the difficult prose . . . I found the book made me think, which is surely the author's main intention.... Many of the issues Haugeland addresses are undoubtedly going to occupy a central place in the science of the next millennium."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Choice, February 1999, R. M. Stewart, review of Having Thought: Essays in the Metaphysics of Mind, p. 1072.
Computers and the Humanities, October, 1991, review of Artificial Intelligence: The Very Idea, p. 331.
History of Political Economy, winter, 2001, Mark Blaug, review of The Road since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993, with an Autobiographical Interview, p. 855.
Journal of Philosophy, August, 1999, Daniel C. Dennett, review of Having Thought, p. 430.
London Review of Books, July 19, 2001, Peter Lipton, "Kant on Wheels," p. 30.
Philosophy, October, 1999, Michael Morris, review of Having Thought, p. 606.
Philosophy in Review, June, 1999, review of Having Thought, p. 188.
Philosophy of Science, September, 1999, Lynne Rudder Baker, review of Having Thought, p. 494.
Physics Today, March, 2001, Gilles De Gennes, review of The Road since Structure, p. 53.
Reference & Research Book News, November, 1998, review of Having Thought, p. 7.
Times Literary Supplement, August 1, 2000.
MAA Online,http://www.maa.org/ (August, 1998), Keith Devlin, "Mathematicians and Philosophers—Chalk and Cheese?"