John Haugeland is an internationally recognized
professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago.
He appears in the film Being in the World.
John Haugeland is recognized as a research fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has also been a member of the Council for Philosophical Studies. Before starting graduate school Haugeland was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tonga.
Haugeland first 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, under the direction of Hans Sluga. At Berkeley, Hubert Dreyfus served as one of his important mentors. Since that time, Haugeland’s work has focused on the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, phenomenology, and Heidegger.
Several important philosophers completed their doctoral dissertations under John Haugeland’s supervision including William Blattner, Mitchell Stein, Bennett Helm, Rebecca Kukla, Eric Marcus, Arthur Ripstein, and Tim van Gelder. On his University of Chicago web page Haugeland claims to have the largest collection of nuts and bolts of any philosopher, though this claim has not been independently verified.