Portland State University moves to punish professor for uncovering bad scholarship


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They’re coming for you next: Portland State University has moved to punish one of its professor who participated in a project to uncover bad and corrupt leftwing scholarship in the social sciences by writing fake papers and getting them published.

Peter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University in Oregon, led a trio of scholars last year who submitted what they called “intentionally broken” papers to leading publications on gender, race and sexuality. Several of the absurd pieces were published.

Now, Portland State has initiated disciplinary action against Mr. Boghossian for an alleged breach of the institution’s ethical guidelines.

…The punishment Portland State may impose on Mr. Boghossian was unclear Monday morning, and the university did not immediately respond to questions posed about its process.

It must be emphasized that the three academics who participated in this project loudly considered themselves leftwing and liberal. No matter. They did something that revealed the hollowness and dishonesty of the entire “race, gender, and sex” academic community. That must not be allowed.

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6 comments

  • pzatchok

    I bet an alumni was one of those tricked into publishing this stuff and they called the administration about it.

    Easy enough to check.

  • Col Beausabre

    Now we know what happened to the boy who shouted, “The Emperor has no clothes!”

    The worst thing you can do is to embarrass the Powers That Be

  • Phill O

    I am wondering what the academic world would look like if private enterprise got involved like with the government shut down?

  • commodude

    Private enterprise is involved in the academic world, however, the economic model has been absolutely ruined by student loans and the ceilings on tuition, which, inevitably, become the floor as well. Once a regulatory body sets a limit on what they will pay, the limit becomes the market price. (ref drug prices and all the ads on TV for braces…..a $5 knee brace becomes a $150 knee brace because that’s what medicare allows in the payment formula)

  • Phill O

    Let some one tell me accurately which gender programs industry funds!

  • wayne

    Joe Rogan Experience #1221
    w/ Jonathan Haidt
    1-7-19
    https://youtu.be/FG6HbWw2RF4
    2:05:10

    Wherein Rogan & Haidt spend a bit of time discussing Peter Boghossian, Portland State University, and bizzaro academic stuff in general. (along with what you’d expect from Haidt and Rogan.)

    (Boghossian btw, does not have tenure, so he’s probably cooked.)

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