Monday, April 21, 2008

Brian Leiter's Influence

Here's a story from the Boston Globe about Professor Brian Leiter, author of several influential blogs, including the Law School Reports. The article discusses Professor Leiter's rankings of graduate philosophy schools, and how they can make or break a department: "Today Leiter's rankings, now based on a survey of hundreds of professional philosophers and posted online, are awaited in philosophy departments the way the World Cup brackets are awaited in Brazil. Applicants consult them, rising departments crow about them, programs past their prime fear them."

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