Scholar Who Pulled Off Publishing Hoax Defends It: ‘Papers Are Either Sound or They Aren’t’

“Three academics – Helen Pluckrose, editor of the webzine Areo; James A Lindsay, an author and mathematician; and Peter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University – spent 10 months writing 20 hoax papers that illustrate and parody what they call ‘grievance studies’ and submitting them to ‘the best journals’ in the relevant subfields. Seven were published …” (more)

[Alexander C Kafka, Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 October]

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