The competition for knowledge: Shades of gray and rules of thumb.

Journal of Knowledge Structures and Systems 3 (3):50 - 62 (2022)
  Copy   BIBTEX


All research is immersed in the competition for knowledge, but this is not always governed by fairness. In this opinion article, I elaborate on indicators of unfairness to be found in both evaluation guides and evaluation panels, and I spontaneously offer a number of rules of thumb meant to keep it at bay. Although they are explicitly offered to the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and in particular to the evaluation panel for Philosophy, Ethics and Religion of FCT's fifth edition of their Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus, here used as concrete illustrations of unfairness, my rules of thumb are guaranteed to promote fairness in the competition for knowledge in general.



External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library


Added to PP

405 (#51,880)

6 months
135 (#30,746)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Luis M. Augusto
Independent Scientist

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

What of multi- and interdisciplinarity? A (personal) case study.Luis M. Augusto - 2022 - Journal of Knowledge Structures and Systems 3 (2):1-3.
Analytic versus Continental Philosophy.Kile Jones - 2009 - Philosophy Now 74:8-11.
The Hilbert Challenge.Jeremy Gray - 2000 - Oxford University Press USA.

Add more references