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a touch upon Schwitzgebel’s newest examine

Thinker Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside) has posted one other of his attention-grabbing empirical research, this time of references to main “Continental” figures like Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, and Derrida in 4 main Anglophone journals:  Philosophical Evaluate, Journal of Philosophy, Thoughts, and Nous.   This chart is a helpful illustration of what he discovered:

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See Schwitzbgebel’s publish for comparable charts about Heidegger and different Continental figures.  A number of ideas under the fold.

1.  Of the 4 journals studied, solely Philosophical Evaluate recurrently publishes papers on historic figures.  So whereas Frege is sort of tightly certain to many modern philosophical discussions (e.g., in philosophy of language, math and logic), it is unsurprising that Nietzsche is just not.    Even by the requirements of Anglophone philosophy, Thoughts and to a lesser extent Journal of Philosophy are very slim, though Thoughts has just lately indicated an intention to broaden its protection.   Figures like Nietzsche loom a bit bigger in worth concept, which is roofed in all these journals, however is just not a central (and even main) focus of any of them. 

2.   It’s hanging how properly Nietzsche does in comparison with Frege outdoors of the 4 “prime” journals.

3.  It will have been attention-grabbing to see how Hegel fares by these metrics.  The “Pittsburgh Hegel” (to not be confused with the precise Hegel!) has given the inscrutable sage of Jena and Berlin extra traction in language/thoughts/metaphysics/epistemology than he would have had a era or two in the past.

Readers are welcome to publish ideas on this information right here, though Professor Schwitzgebel additionally has feedback open at his web site.


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