PSU Accuses Peter Boghossian of Ethical Misconduct, My Chat with Pete Boghossian – On the Grievance Studies Project (THE SAAD TRUTH_788). But many of Boghossian’s colleagues at Portland State disagree. Pete's Twitter handle: @peterboghossian YouTube channel documenting the project:,,, writing and submitting twenty spoof articles. Peter Boghossian is one of a trio of liberal college professors who pulled off an awesome hoax last year: they placed a number of fake research papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. Boghossian addressed some of these issues in a recent YouTube video; you can also read the complaint letters that the university sent to him here and here. Is it because of the kind of people, and the kinds of causes, that he humiliated?

He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children.

The evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has been one of the louder voices calling for Boghossian to keep his job. His fundamental objective is to teach people how to think through what often seem to be intractable problems. But Portland State University says that he may have violated ethical guidelines, and is threatening to fire him. The thing is, Singal demonstrates that Boghossian probably did violate standard IRB protocols to pull off his hoax. Now Boghossian’s university in Oregon, Portland State, is preparing to punish him. Boghossiann says that he was trying to make a point about how political activism can take over whole fields of academic studies. If you think Boghossian deserves to be punished for breaking the rules, you need to ask yourself if you think all whistleblowers everywhere should be punished for breaking the rules — and if not, why single Boghossian out? He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option. You can read that letter here. Powered by. Dawkins, a professor at Oxford University, wrote to Portland State saying, in part, “Do your humourless colleagues who brought this action want Portland State to become the laughing stock of the academic world? As it turned out, seven of their articles were accepted, and at least one of them won high praise in the field. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. Pete's Twitter handle: @peterboghossian YouTube channel documenting the project: Google Drive with papers and reviewer comments: Areo magazine article: Recent Joe Rogan interview: Note: Apologies for the small stretch of a…2018-11-20T13:33:37.000Z, Bohossian and his colleagues, James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose, published a piece about their project in the online journal, Areo. On the other hand, given the political nature of his stunt, and given how left-wing his university is (Boghossian, I repeat, is a liberal), it’s impossible to separate this attempt to punish him from the political statement that his hoax made about the emptiness of Grievance Studies. Jesse Singal at New York magazine writes about what’s going down. Or at least the world of serious scientific scholarship uncontaminated by pretentious charlatans of exactly the kind Dr Boghossian and his colleagues were satirising?” Dawkins analogized Boghossian to George Orwell, writing, “How would you react if you saw the following letter: Dear Mr Orwell, It has come to our notice that your novel, Animal Farm, attributes to pigs the ability to talk, and to walk on their hind legs, chanting ‘Four legs good, two legs better’. And, they said, they wanted to make it easier for people to speak freely without the pressure to fit into the worldview being pushed by certain academic studies: ” We hope this will give people—especially those who believe in liberalism, progress, modernity, open inquiry, and social justice—a clear reason to look at the identitarian madness coming out of the academic and activist left and say, “No, I will not go along with that.

It is generally accepted that when journalistic organizations break standard rules for the sake of exposing something harmful to the public interest that could not have been exposed through normal channels — i.e., like going undercover to do an investigation — that the ends justify the means. Boghossian and his two academic colleagues functioned as academic whistleblowers in this case. Peter was a Councilman for the State of Oregon (LSTA), the Chairman of the Prison Advisory Committee for Columbia River Correctional Institution, an advisor to Sockeye Magazine and The Weekly Alibi, wrote national philosophy curricula for the University of Phoenix, and was a research fellow for the National Center for Teaching and Learning. Here’s what you need to know about Peter Boghossian: PSU Accuses Peter Boghossian of Ethical MisconductWatch the series from the beginning – Portland State University has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Peter Boghossian for his role in the Grievance Studies probe. They included Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, a husband and wife pair of biologists who acrimoniously left Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington, last September. Now Boghossian’s university in Oregon, Portland State, is preparing to punish him. Before coming to Portland State University, Boghossian was a Councilman for the State of Oregon (LSTA) and also served as the Chairman of the Prison Advisory Committee for Columbia River Correctional Institution. It’s by a man named Cam Boden, who dropped out of Portland State after being alienated by its “cult-like” political correctness, which both he and his partner say infiltrated every class other than engineering and math courses: Because of how it’s formatted, I can’t take the text out of the image and make it more readable. After all, whistleblowers almost always publicize confidential information that they were forbidden by company rules to publicize. The papers were designed to demonstrate that you could write any idiotic thing in so-called “grievance studies” fields, and get it published as long as you took the politically correct view, and used the correct jargon. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. Now, Portland State University is threatening to sanction Boghossian for failing to get Institutional Review Board approval for his research. You didn’t think left-wing academia was going to let them get away with this, did you? to find out more, read our. Last year, Boghossian took part in an experiment in which he and two other scholars submitted a series of over-the-top spoof articles to academic journals. Peter's publications can be found in USA TODAY, Areo, New Statesman, Scientific American, Time Magazine, Diálogos, CounterPunch, Cogent Social Sciences, The Philosopher's Magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, Education Policy Analysis Archived, The Clearing House: Educational Research Controversy and Practices, The Radical Academy, Offender Programs Report, Teaching Philosophy, Corrections Today, Informal Logic, Skeptic, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Inside Higher Ed, Essays in Philosophy, Federal Probation Journal, the Journal of Correctional Education, Radical Pedagogy, Allthink, Quillette, Truthout, Motherboard, Free Inquiry, World Religions (ABC-CLIO), Philosophy's Future: The Problem of Philosophical Progress, and Christianity is Not Great. ”. Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. Over the past 12 months, three scholars—James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian—wrote 20 fake papers using fashionable jargon to …

Boghossian said his aim was to write deliberately ridiculous, slightly lunatic articles, just to test how far they could go without being rejected by the academic journals. The linguist Steven Pinker has also defended Boghossian, as has the Canadian philosophy professor Jordan Peterson. The feminist-geography journal, “Gender, Place, and Culture,” published an essay the trio submitted about “rape culture” among dogs in a dog park. This worldview is not scientific, and it is not rigorous.”, The group said that they carried out their experiment — writing the spoof articles, and submitting them to well-respected journals — in order to prove their point about the shortcomings of academia. ... a husband believes his wife is faithful even though everyone knows she’s sleeping with his best friend. The people upon whom the whistle was blown aren’t happy, and they’re out to excise their pound of flesh. This means that his job is not secure. James A. Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian wrote 20 fake scholarly papers and had several accepted and published in journals.

That article argued that “dog parks are rape-condoning spaces and a place of rampant canine rape culture and systemic oppression against ‘the oppressed dog’ through which human attitudes to both problems can be measured.” The dog park article won critical praise in the journal which published it. You can follow Peter on Twitter @peterboghossian. Peter Boghossian. We discuss Pete's recent collaboration with James Lindsay and Helen Pluckrose seeking to highlight the rot in some "academic" disciplines. Boden says that Prof. Boghossian is one of the best professors at the college, in part because he sees his task as teaching students how to think, instead of what to think. Here’s a January 9 letter of protest on his behalf that Boghossian published on Twitter. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Boghossian — along with the mathematician James Lindsay, and the medieval-studies independent scholar Helen Pluckrose — was involved in writing and submitting twenty spoof articles to well-respected academic journals. Peter Boghossian and Maarten Boudry. His doctoral research studies, funded by the State of Oregon and supported by the Oregon Department of Corrections, consisted of using the Socratic method to help prison inmates to increase their critical thinking and moral reasoning abilities and to increase their desistance to criminal behavior. Last year, Peter Boghossian took part in a hoax in which he and two other scholars submitted a series of over-the-top spoof articles to academic journals. The university also says that Boghossian fabricated data for his hoax papers — including the paper on “rape culture” in the dog run. The American Conservative exists to advance a Main Street conservatism. This is directly counter to known zoological facts about the Family Suidae, and you are therefore arraigned on a charge of falsifying data…”. Boghossian is not a tenured professor.