Leo Martins' Daily Rant


He got his tenure. Now in his mid-eighties, he is an emeritus professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research output since the publication of that three-page paper has been not so much modest as non-existent. He hasn’t produced a single word. Academics in the UK now operate under the shadow of research assessment. It’s a Procrustean process, far too inflexible to accommodate the case of Gettier. The research excellence framework and its precursors serve as scholarly emetics, provoking the spewing-out of articles and books that in many cases would be far better held in check. Gettier, admittedly, published only under research pressure. But his nano-paper is worth a hundred papers that make up typical journal fodder

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