Metaphilosophy 46 (4-5):657-690 (2015)

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Brian Bruya
Eastern Michigan University
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This article is a data-driven critique of The Philosophical Gourmet Report, the most institutionally influential publication in the field of Anglophone philosophy. The PGR is influential because it is perceived to be of high value. The article demonstrates that the actual value of the PGR, in its current form, is not nearly as high as it is assumed to be and that the PGR is, in fact, detrimental to the profession. The article lists and explains five objections to the methods and methodology of the report. Taken together, the objections demonstrate that the report is severely flawed, failing to provide the information it purports to and damaging the profession overall. Finally, the article explains how several modifications may improve the PGR so that it can more legitimately and equitably play the role it already plays
Keywords rankings  philosophy  academic philosophy  philosophy graduate programs  philosophy Ph.D. programs  Philosophical Gourmet Report
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