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Professor to be Awarded UCD’s Ulysses Medal

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    Susan Haack, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, professor of law, and professor of philosophy at the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences, recently learned that she is to be awarded the Ulysses Medal given by University College, Dublin (UCD).

    The Ulysses Medal is the highest honor given by UCD. The medal was inaugurated in 2005 to highlight the creative talent and brilliance of its alumnus James Joyce, the celebrated Irish novelist and poet. The UCD Ulysses Medal is awarded to individuals whose work has made an outstanding global contribution.

    “This news came as a complete surprise,” said Professor Haack, “but a very pleasant one! Of course I am, as I told the President of UCD, both honored and delighted.”

    Previous recipients of the medal include Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who is credited for creating the theory of generative grammar; President Bill Clinton who was recognized for his commitment and contribution to Ireland’s peace and prosperity, and the elimination of poverty, disease, and suffering worldwide; Mary McAleese who served two terms as the eighth President of Ireland; and novelist Edna O’Brien for her contribution to Irish literature over five decades.

    Dr. Haack’s work ranges from philosophy of logic and language to epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, pragmatism—both philosophical and legal—and the law of evidence, social philosophy, feminism, and philosophy of literature. Her books include Philosophy of LogicsDeviant Logic, Fuzzy Logic: Beyond the Formalism; Evidence and InquiryManifesto of a Passionate Moderate; Defending Science—Within Reason; Putting Philosophy to Work; and Evidence Matters: Science, Truth, and Proof in the Law. Dr. Haack’s work has been published in 14 languages, and she is invited to speak around the world.


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