Short Academic Horror Story: Philosophy Subgenre


There are some amusing entries in the Twitter thread #shortacademichorrorstory, which asks for “the shortest academic horror story you can write”:

 

Here’s one attempt for the philosophy subgenre:

Your entries welcome.

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Eric Wiland
Eric Wiland
6 years ago

John Mills…

Joel David Hamkins
6 years ago

First, I gave a necessary condition for X, and then I gave a sufficient condition for X. So I have given necessary and sufficient conditions for X…

Lisa Laurine Fuller
Lisa Laurine Fuller
6 years ago

Student: “But it’s all just subjective anyway…”

Alex Richardson
6 years ago

David Humes…

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

“So, all you need to pass this class is a half-baked opinion? I have those, in spades.”

Philonus
Philonus
6 years ago

“Suppose there is a twin earth that is like earth but ….”
98765th example, after 50 years of a profession where imagination is practically dead.

Julia
Julia
6 years ago

Q&A: “I might just be confused here. Surely you didn’t mean to commit yourself to …”

Alan White
Alan White
6 years ago

“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
Quoted by footnote in a Phronesis article on Plato’s influence in western philosophy.

Tim O'Keefe
6 years ago

“We are humbled and gratified that so many impressive applicants wish to teach at our small college.”

HP
HP
6 years ago

FROM: Leiter, Brian [[email protected]]

Eric Wiland
Eric Wiland
6 years ago

Latest articles in JAMA:
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toomuchcoffeeman
toomuchcoffeeman
6 years ago

Congratulations! You are now the Chair.

Greybeard
Greybeard
6 years ago

Outcomes assessment.

David Wallace
David Wallace
6 years ago

I know you’re technically on leave, but…

trknfo
trknfo
6 years ago

Turkish state media reported Monday that authorities have detained 42 university staff and issued a total of 72 arrest warrants as part of an investigation into the group blamed for last year’s failed coup

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-07-10/turkish-authorities-have-detained-42-university-staff