The philosophy world was recently shook by a sub-scandal involving Colin McGinn, a famous philosopher (which means about 2000 people worldwide know who he is). The one book he wrote in one of my areas of expertise, the philosophy of film, was actually laughably bad. Apparently, he’s made contributions elsewhere.
Anyhow, Professor McGinn was forced to resign after sending sexually suggestive emails to a female graduate student. He defends himself here. I would love to take this refutation to task, line by line (my favorite line: “graduate students are not what they used to be.”) However, fauxphilnews did it first and did it brilliantly. Read McGinn first and then read fauxphilnews.
Have I ever mentioned I love fauxphilnews?