Thursday, December 24, 2015

"An article in a medical journal justifies its title with a claim that Aristotle wrote a book that he didn’t write in a language that he didn’t speak. They draw this claim from a misunderstanding of a public radio broadcast, which itself misunderstands the only scholarly source it relies on. Not only do they paraphrase and even quote this article without citing it, they proceed to ignore what it actually says about the just price and instead substitute their own definition."

And when the journal "fixes" the problem, which was called to its attention by a Hillsdale College undergraduate named John Shannon, it leaves the reference to a nonexistent Aristotle book intact.

Retraction Watch has the story.  Shannon's article is in Public Discourse.

No comments:

Post a Comment