Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Synthese poll

As followers of this blog know by now, a petition signed by about 450 philosophers was presented to the Editors of Synthese, asking them to retract their disclaimers regarding two articles published in their journal (in a special issue, edited by guest editors). There was extensive discussion of their actions here, on NewAPPS (http://www.newappsblog.com/), on Leiter Reports, and elsewhere. The editors posted a response to this petition on a website that was constructed for the sole purpose of posting their response; their response was posted as a jpeg image, presumably so that it would stay out of sight of web-crawlers, etc.

Now Brian Leiter is conducting a poll to gauge how philosophers have responded to the Synthese affair. The poll is here: http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2011/05/a-post-petition-poll-about-synthese.html.

Please consider participating in this poll.

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