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Matthew Haug

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Office: James Blair 125
Email: [[mchaug]]
Office Phone: 757-221-1577
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Matthew Haug earned a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Kansas and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University.  His primary research interests are in the intersection of philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and philosophy of science, and he has published papers on these topics in such journals as Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Studies, Synthese, and Erkenntnis. He is also interested in questions about philosophical methodology, especially concerning the prospects of naturalistic approaches to philosophy and their implications for metaphysics. In addition to publishing papers on these issues in connection with the work of Rudolf Carnap and Huw Price, he edited a book entitled, Philosophical Methodology: The Armchair or the Laboratory? (Routledge, 2014). He received a Scholar’s Award from the National Science Foundation (2010-12) for work that explores metaphysical and methodological issues in the sciences of the mind. His most recent work concerns the nature of self-control, particularly on the nature of the trait or traits, if any, that enable humans to intelligently manage their desires.