Career, Science

Pound for pound she is the best philosopher in the department


Jonathan Wolff takes a look at academic references in the Guardian. Some examples are really funny:

“Pound for pound she is the best philosopher in the department.” What can that mean? She’s not very good, but on the other hand she is really small?

He concludes:

[T]he value we get from academic references is minuscule compared to the effort involved on all sides.

That’s what I have always been thinking …

Florian

Advertisements

You gotta talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s