Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cogburn's Observation about Leiterism

Cogburn's sentiments are wholly real, and unfortunate.


Canadian Pragmatist said...

His sentiments are unfortunate or the fact that they're correct is unfortunate?

Carbondale Chasmite said...

I think that there is a prejudgment about the quality of scholarship coming from top Gourmet report schools as compared to other programs to the point that this promotes a skewed vision of the work produced by individuals. The top Gourmet report candidates might be really bad and you can, as Cogburn suggests, be the best from, say, St. Louis University. The SLU candidate is better by far, and I've seen this firsthand. It's unfortunate because there are really underrated programs that are awesome in producing scholar-teachers of philosophy that rival top programs.