Has the Study of Philosophy at Dutch Universities Changed under Economic and Political Pressures?

Science, Technology and Human Values 16 (3):288-321 (1991)
  Copy   BIBTEX


From 1980 until 1985, the Dutch Faculties of Philosophy went through a period of transition. First, in 1982 the national government introduced a new system of financing research at the universities. This was essentially based on the natural sciences and did not match philosophers' work organization. In 1983 a drastic reduction in the budget for philosophy was proposed within the framework of a policy of introducing savings by distributing tasks among the universities. Recently, a visiting committee reported on the weak and strong areas of Dutch philosophy and proposed a policy to strengthen Dutch philosophy. This study explores the effects of the institutional reorganizations on the study of philosophy at the faculties, using scientometric methods. In addition to presenting empirical results, some methodological questions concerning the application of scientometric methods to a field of the humanities will be discussed. The number of publications went up as funding was cut back and different subfields made different kinds of changes in orientation. The results show the relevance of publication-based data in research evaluation.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,227

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Philosophy of science in the netherlands.James W. McAllister - 1997 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 11 (2):191 – 204.
How to face reality : genres of discourse within Dutch minorities research.Prins Baukje - 2010 - In Thranhardt Dietrich & Bommes Michael (eds.), National Paradigms of Migration Research. V&R Unipress. pp. 81-108.


Added to PP

12 (#1,090,149)

6 months
10 (#276,350)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

The Encyclopedia of philosophy.Paul Edwards (ed.) - 1967 - New York,: Macmillan.
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy.Paul Edwards - 1968 - Philosophical Quarterly 18 (70):73-73.
Dimensions of Citation Analysis.Olga Amsterdamska & Loet Leydesdorff - 1990 - Science, Technology and Human Values 15 (3):305-335.
Repertorium der Nederlandse Wijsbegeerte.J. J. Poortman - 1959 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 21 (1):177-178.

Add more references