David F. Haight



Professor of Philosophy

BA, Stanford University; MA, PhD, Northwestern University
Email: dhaight@plymouth.edu

Contact Information

Hyde Hall 412
MSC # 30

About Professor Haight

David F. Haight received his Bachelor’s degree with overall Distinction and special Honors in Philosophy, etc., was a Fulbright Scholar at Oxford University, and is the author of several dozen publications in most of the major areas of Philosophy.   He was nominated by petition for the United States Senate in 1992 but has since retired from a short-lived political career and taken up physics and mathematics instead. He has dedicated many years to decoding science and mathematics in terms of a special system of logic which is published in several different places: his book, The Scandal of Reason, The Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics, The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, and International Philosophical Quarterly.

Awards and Honors

  • Contributor to the exclusive Library of Living Philosophers, 1998
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1996
  • Leading Philosopher of the World, Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 2006
  • Fulbright Scholar, Oxford University, 1965
  • One of two “Notable Professors” at Plymouth State University in its history, the other one being the poet Robert Frost
  • Former Chair of the Philosophy Department


  • A book, The Scandal of Reason, co-authored with his wife, Marjorie Ann, 2004
  • “What Have We Learned from Ontological Devil-Arguments?”International Philosophical Quarterly, Sept., 1994.
  • “Summa Characteristica and the Riemann Hypothesis: Scaling Riemann’s Mountain,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics,” Dec., 2008.
  • “Generalizing Riemann: From the L-Functions to the Birch/Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics,” Oct., 2010.
  • “Paradigmatic Philosophy: A Study of Spinoza,” ReVision, 1982.
  • “Is Money a Four-Letter Word?” Psychoanalytic Review, 1977.
  • “Being,” Creative Intelligence, 1976.

Courses Taught

  • Seminar on Great Philosophers (Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hegel, Marcel, etc.)
  • History of Ancient Philosophy
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • History of Contemporary Philosophy
  • Thinking for Yourself
  • Ultimate Questions
  • Cosmology, Evolution and Philosophy
  • Eastern Philosophy
  • Enlightenment, Love and Literature
  • Doing Right and Being Good