Which Scientific Disciplines Cite Philosophy of Science? (guest post)
What is the impact of philosophy of science on science? (more…)
Jargon for Trouble (guest post by Maximilian Noichl)
The following guest post* was prompted by last week’s inquiry about whether philosophy papers with more jargony titles get cited less. Maximilian Noichl (University of Vienna), whose work has been featured at Daily Nous before, turned to the question over the past weekend, and describes his findings below. (more…)
Underappreciated Philosophical Writing of the Past 50 Years, Part 5: 2010s
In this, the last post in our series of underappreciated writing of the past 50 years, we turn to 2010-2019. (more…)
Underappreciated Philosophical Writing of the Past 50 Years, Part 4: 2000s
Our series of posts on underappreciated writings of the past 50 years moves to the 2000s. (more…)
Underappreciated Philosophical Writing of the Past 50 Years, Part 3: 1990s
Continuing our series of underappreciated philosophical writing of the past 50 years, we turn now to the 1990s. (more…)
Underappreciated Philosophical Writing of the Past 50 Years, Part 2: 1980s
Last week we began a decade-by-decade series on underappreciated philosophical writing of the past 50 years. (more…)
Underappreciated Philosophical Writing of the Past 50 Years, Part 1: 1970s
Not everything notable gets noticed, and that’s true in philosophy, too. (more…)
Who’s Down With QPPs? (Questionable Publication Practices) (guest post by Mark Alfano)
The following is a guest post* by Mark Alfano (Australian Catholic University & Delft University of Technology).
Deciding which Papers to Referee
Some philosophers receive an excessive number of requests to referee papers. How should they go about deciding which papers to agree to referee?
Of course the paper should be in one’s area, but even that criteria leaves some people with more requests than they could reasonably be expected to fulfill, and so, with a decision about which requests to accept. One mig..
Are Terminal MA’s Part of the Solution?
My proposal, if I had a magic wand to make it happen, would be to not to make PhD admissions out of college. Turn a lot of PhD programs that aren’t serving their graduates well into MA programs, and have PhD programs accept students from the MA programs. Then the PhD programs would be evaluating applicants who’d spent a couple of years doing graduate-level work. The..
Famous Papers First Rejected
“The Strength of Weak Ties” (1973) by sociologist Mark Granovetter is an extraordinarily influential paper, one of the most cited in sociology (with nearly 30,000 citations, according to Google Scholar). Yet it was initially rejected. You can read the rejection letter via a link from here. It is an interesting case of peer reviewers dismissing an idea because they w..
How Much Should Publishers Pay Contributors?
A professor who prefers to remain anonymous—perhaps so as to not weaken his bargaining position—asks for help from Daily Nous readers about how much he should request to be paid for allowing a publisher to use one of his articles in a textbook anthology. He writes:
Does anyone have any information about how much, if anything, an author should expect to receiv..
How Much Should Graduate Students Publish?
A current graduate student writes in with this sense of what is expected nowadays:
I’m under the general impression that I need to get as many publications in top journals as I can before I go on the job market. Considering how slow this process can be, and the fact that you can’t concurrently submit the same paper to more than one journal, it follows that I need t..