John Haugeland

(b.1945) is a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, where he chairs the philosophy department. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh and UC Berkeley, and he was a member at the Palo Alto Research Center. Haugeland studied at Harvey Mudd College, where he obtained a degree in physics before studying for a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Before starting graduate school, Haugeland was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tonga.


Intelligence and the ability to take responsibility

An interview with John Haugeland

In an interview with Cogito (Greece), philosopher John Haugeland proposes that the defining feature of human intelligence is responsibility. On the ethical level, this means being able to decide between what one is told to do and what one ought to do; on the cognitive level, it involves abandoning a certain theory if it fails to comply with observation.

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