We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Hausman to a Lachmann Fellowship with the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, starting September 2017.

Daniel M. Hausman is the Herbert A. Simon and Hilldale Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A founding editor of the journal, Economics and Philosophy, his research has centered on epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical issues lying at the boundaries between economics and philosophy. His most recent books, are Preference, Value, Choice and Welfare (2012), Valuing Health: Well-Being, Freedom, and Suffering (2015), and Economic Analysis, Moral Philosophy, and Public Policy, 3rd ed. (co-authored with Michael McPherson and Debra Satz, 2017).

From September 2017, Prof Hausman will take up a one-year Ludwig M. Lachmann Professorial Research Fellowship with the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS).

Whilst here, on 4 October, Prof Hausman will deliver the prestigious Auguste Comte Memorial Lecture. These public lectures, named in honour of Auguste Comte, are delivered annually by some of the world’s leading philosophers and social scientists. In this year’s Comte lecture, titled “Is social science possible”, Prof Hausman will address a perennial philosophical question: can enquiries into social phenomena be scientific?

We look forward to welcoming Professor Hausman to the Department and Centre, and to his Auguste Comte Memorial Lecture on 4 October.