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Evaluating Philosophy: Susan Haack’s Contribution to Academic Ethics

  • Simon Derpmann
  • Dominik Düber
  • Thomas Meyer
  • Tim Rojek
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Part of the Münster Lectures in Philosophy book series (MUELP, volume 2)

Abstract

In this paper we discuss Susan Haack’s contribution to Academic Ethics. The paper is divided into three sections. After the introduction we firstly reconstruct Haack’s critique of what she calls “preposterism” in academia. Secondly, we focus on the measurement of academic quality of philosophical work, scholars, or institutions through surrogate measures. We try to show that a total refusal of surrogate measures in academia is no solution, but that using these measures needs to be restricted in order not to corrupt philosophical research. The third part discusses the question which additional criteria might be required for an adequate evaluation of philosophical research.

Keywords

Academic Achievement Surrogate Measure Academic Institution Academic Life Philosophical Inquiry 
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References

  1. Haack, Susan. 1998 [1996]. Preposterism and its consequences. In Manifesto of a passionate moderate: Unfashionable essays, 188–208. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.Google Scholar
  2. Haack, Susan. 2013. Out of step: Academic ethics in a preposterous environment. In Putting philosophy to work: Inquiry and its place in culture, 2nd ed., 251–267, 313–317. Amherst: Prometheus Books.Google Scholar
  3. Haack, Susan. 2016. The fragmentation of philosophy: The road to reintegration. In Susan Haack—Reintegrating philosophy, ed. Julia F. Göhner, and Eva-Maria Jung, 3–32. Dordrecht: Springer. [this volume]Google Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Derpmann
    • 1
  • Dominik Düber
    • 1
  • Thomas Meyer
    • 1
  • Tim Rojek
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophisches SeminarWWU MünsterMünsterGermany

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