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University of Calgary: 5th ranked Philosophy Program in Canada (according the the new PGR)

Some preliminary results from the PGR are in and the University of Calgary is now recognized as a top 5 program in Philosophy in all of Canada (See Brian Leiter’s recent blog post claiming this… 356 more words


Why I Said the PGR is Goyisha, with Video

First a video of a joke–best watched first.

On the heels of the recent extension that Brian Leiter gave invited evaluators, I provided a list of reasons evaluators gave for why they had failed to turn in their surveys on time… 898 more words


#PGREvaluators: "Struggling with Other Obligations"

   Extra, extra, more time to turn in surveys for evaluators “struggling with other obligations,” according to the latest from Leiter (see annoncement below).

We here at UP@NIGHT wondered what kinds of roadblocks the PGR evaluators have been facing in completing the taxing PGR survey.   218 more words


Planning your pilot study/initial workshop

I have my next supervisory meeting in a couple of days and am relived to say that I actually feel to have moved forwards over the last couple of months, having waded through a LOT of reading and a fair amount of writing too. 380 more words


The PGR: A Whiff of Desperation?

Sad day for philosophy. Brian Leiter has doubled down on his promotion of the Philosophical Gourmet Report (see photo below). Under pressure over the merits of the PGR, and in light of some high-level defections from the ranks of well-regarded past evaluators, he has now published a list of names of people who have sent in their surveys, shiny tokens meant to lure–or coerce?—other philosophers into the PGR web. 210 more words


#PGREvaluator, The Voice of the New Minority

In a recent exchange with a chaired professor from the UK, in which the professor says that he will not be participating in the PGR this year, and states that “the whole thing has had its day,” and another respected philosophy professor chimes in, “a list of all those who’ve turned it down would be a good thing,”  Leiter replies that he is sorry he won’t be receiving the professor’s input, but also declares, “You’re in the minority.” 121 more words


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