This worldview is not scientific, and it is not rigorous.”, The group said that they carried out their experiment — writing the spoof articles, and submitting them to well-respected journals — in order to prove their point about the shortcomings of academia. Peter Boghossian is a professor of philosophy at Portland State University in Oregon. Peter's publications can be found in USA TODAY, Areo, New Statesman, Scientific American, Time Magazine, Diálogos, CounterPunch, Cogent Social Sciences, The Philosopher's Magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, Education Policy Analysis Archived, The Clearing House: Educational Research Controversy and Practices, The Radical Academy, Offender Programs Report, Teaching Philosophy, Corrections Today, Informal Logic, Skeptic, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Inside Higher Ed, Essays in Philosophy, Federal Probation Journal, the Journal of Correctional Education, Radical Pedagogy, Allthink, Quillette, Truthout, Motherboard, Free Inquiry, World Religions (ABC-CLIO), Philosophy's Future: The Problem of Philosophical Progress, and Christianity is Not Great. Last year, Boghossian took part in an experiment in which he and two other scholars submitted a series of over-the-top spoof articles to academic journals.

That article argued that “dog parks are rape-condoning spaces and a place of rampant canine rape culture and systemic oppression against ‘the oppressed dog’ through which human attitudes to both problems can be measured.” The dog park article won critical praise in the journal which published it.

Powered by. Before coming to Portland State University, Boghossian was a Councilman for the State of Oregon (LSTA) and also served as the Chairman of the Prison Advisory Committee for Columbia River Correctional Institution. ”. Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. Jesse Singal at New York magazine writes about what’s going down.

James A. Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian wrote 20 fake scholarly papers and had several accepted and published in journals. to find out more, read our. PSU Accuses Peter Boghossian of Ethical Misconduct, My Chat with Pete Boghossian – On the Grievance Studies Project (THE SAAD TRUTH_788). Peter Boghossian and his colleagues said they were stunned by how easily the joke papers were published in what he described as 'grievance studies' Phoebe Cooke 10 Jan 2019, 11:21 And, they said, they wanted to make it easier for people to speak freely without the pressure to fit into the worldview being pushed by certain academic studies: ” We hope this will give people—especially those who believe in liberalism, progress, modernity, open inquiry, and social justice—a clear reason to look at the identitarian madness coming out of the academic and activist left and say, “No, I will not go along with that. The university also says that Boghossian fabricated data for his hoax papers — including the paper on “rape culture” in the dog run. The linguist Steven Pinker has also defended Boghossian, as has the Canadian philosophy professor Jordan Peterson. Boghossian said his aim was to write deliberately ridiculous, slightly lunatic articles, just to test how far they could go without being rejected by the academic journals. It’s by a man named Cam Boden, who dropped out of Portland State after being alienated by its “cult-like” political correctness, which both he and his partner say infiltrated every class other than engineering and math courses: Because of how it’s formatted, I can’t take the text out of the image and make it more readable.

Boden says that there is a growing sense of rebellion against these garbage courses and this “cult-like” institutional mindset at universities. Peter has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 25 years and 30 thousand students - in prisons, hospitals, public and private schools, seminaries, colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies, and small businesses. On the other hand, given the political nature of his stunt, and given how left-wing his university is (Boghossian, I repeat, is a liberal), it’s impossible to separate this attempt to punish him from the political statement that his hoax made about the emptiness of Grievance Studies. Boghossian — along with the mathematician James Lindsay, and the medieval-studies independent scholar Helen Pluckrose — was involved in writing and submitting twenty spoof articles to well-respected academic journals. One of His Spoof Articles Was About ‘Rape Culture’ in the Dog Park; Anther Article Was a Re-write of … His fundamental objective is to teach people how to think through what often seem to be intractable problems. They wrote that, in recent years, certain academic fields “in the humanities” have become less rigorous and more based on promoting “a certain worldview.” The group wrote, “scholarship based less upon finding truth and more upon attending to social grievances has become firmly established, if not fully dominant within these fields, and their scholars increasingly bully students, administrators, and other departments into adhering to their worldview.

So is it true that, at least some of the time, people can simply choose to believe something because it’s comforting to … They included Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, a husband and wife pair of biologists who acrimoniously left Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, last September. ... a husband believes his wife is faithful even though everyone knows she’s sleeping with his best friend. Peter's primary research areas are critical thinking and moral reasoning. He and his partners focused on so-called “grievance studies” — areas of academia which advocate on behalf of the supposedly powerless against the supposedly powerful. The papers were designed to demonstrate that you could write any idiotic thing in so-called “grievance studies” fields, and get it published as long as you took the politically correct view, and used the correct jargon. Peter Boghossian.

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We discuss Pete's recent collaboration with James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose seeking to highlight the rot in some "academic" disciplines.