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Daniel M. Hausman (born March 27, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American philosopher. His research has focussed primarily on methodological, metaphysical, and ethical issues at the boundaries between economics and philosophy. He is currently Herbert A. Simon Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[1]

Life and career

Hausman grew up in Chicago suburbs. He attended Harvard College, first majoring in biochemistry, then changing to English literature and history (B.A., magna cum laude, 1969). From there, he went to New York University for a Teaching degree (M.A.T., 1971), then on to study moral sciences at Cambridge University (B.A., 1973; M.A, 1977) and philosophy at Columbia University (M.Phil., 1975; Ph.D., 1978).

Hausman taught philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park and Carnegie-Mellon University, before joining the faculty at Wisconsin in 1988.</ref>[2]

Hausman was a founding co-editor (with Michael McPherson) of the journal Economics and Philosophy, which he co-edited for ten years from 1985. He has written or edited seven books and some 130 published papers. He is currently working on a book on preferences and on related questions concerning the measurement of health. Along with Alexander Rosenberg, he is a philosophical critic of economics.

He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009.[2]

Selected publications


June 6, 2016 - Hausman received the Philosopher's Stone at the University of Bayreuth.

See also