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Daniel Little

Professor of Sociology; Professor of Public Policy (by courtesy); Chancellor Emeritus, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Daniel Little is professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and professor of sociology and public policy in Ann Arbor. His academic interests encompass a range of interdisciplinary topics involving philosophy, history, and the social sciences. Three topics are of particular current interest: “Organizational causes of large technology failure”; “Organizational dysfunctions in the funding of high-energy physics”; and “Democracy and the politics of division and hate”. Little is author of numerous books in social philosophy, including most recently A New Social Ontology of Government (Palgrave, 2020), New Directions in the Philosophy of Social Science (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), and New Contributions to the Philosophy of History (Springer, 2010). Since 2007 he has published an academic blog called Understanding Society which has had over twelve million pageviews since inception. Little currently serves as director of the UM-Dearborn Honors Program, and served as chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn from 2000 to 2018.