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The Rise and Fall of the Philosophical Gourmet Report

[UPDATED 12/23/14 @11:36 EST:  In the interest of giving readers easier access to Leiter’s version of events, I’ve added a link to the blog post in which Leiter calls certain criticisms of him a “smear campaign.”] This fall, one of the most powerful institutions in the field of philosophy in this country began to collapse. In 1989, the philosopher Brian Leiter put together a ranked list of what he saw as the top twenty-five philosophy departments. Punning off the name of the Gourman Report – which ranked academic programs at universities and colleges, Leiter called his list the Philosophical Gourmet Read more