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pseudo-scholarship

Definitions

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  • n. Any body of publications purported to be scholarly or supported by critical scholarship but which fails to comply with scholarly standards
  • n. An arrangement that in effect grants a scholarship to a student, without being considered on a par with a real or standard scholarship

Etymologies

pseudo- +‎ scholarship. 19th century coinage. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But Edward Said indeed admired by me for his pseudo-scholarship and I'm fascinated to learn that the Frankfurt school has undermined Western liberal values - I had rather thought it was trying to restore them, silly me.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • His book, of which he has kindly sent me a copy, is a farrago of distortion, omission, recycled conspiracy theory and anti-western loathing, drawing upon such staples of revisionist and anti-western pseudo-scholarship as Karen Armstrong and Edward Said.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • “His book, of which he has kindly sent me a copy, is a farrago of distortion, omission, recycled conspiracy theory and anti-western loathing, drawing upon such staples of revisionist and anti-western pseudo-scholarship as Karen Armstrong and Edward Said”.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • He is highly thought of by evangelicals like Jimmy Dunn, because he does enthusiastic evangelical pseudo-scholarship which in particular persuaded Dunn of some ideas about perfectly accurate oral transmission of Gospel traditions, based on the study of modern Arab Christian communities, the sort of light, or rather darkness, in which Dunn likes to see first century Judaism.

    Our Daily Neologism

  • But the fact remains that these are often based on pseudo-scholarship that the unsuspecting public assumes must be plausible — for instance, the DaVinci Code quotes from Gnostic texts, including Philip's.

    Jesus and Mohammad, Version 2.0

  • While that is true, the pseudo-scholarship hashed out by universities' religion departments has, in fact, permeated the non-academic world and influenced the popular imagination, where it is often taken as "fact."

    Jesus and Mohammad, Version 2.0

  • We could only possibly be discussing a case in which the agenda-driven, post-hoc science-denying pseudo-scholarship is publicly expressed; otherwise, how would it be part of an ethical tenure evaluation at all?

    Egnor and ignorance - The Panda's Thumb

  • Dr. PIPES: Well, precisely because there is this pseudo-scholarship that so closely mimics conventional scholarship, I thought it important to indicate to the reader w-- who the conspiracy theorist is and who the conventional analyst is, and I did it by putting the conspiracy theorist into small capitals.

    Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From

  • Melanson's intriguing discussion of how Freemasonry, the Rosicrucians, and the Jesuits relate to the Illuminati within the milieu of the Aufklarung (the German Enlightenment) is particularly fascinating and dispels much prior pseudo-scholarship and hot house theorizing by supposed authorities on these topics.

    Illuminati Conspiracy Archive Blog

  • 'The Presidency condemns in the strongest of terms any politically or racially motivated attempts and the use of pseudo-scholarship to deny or question the Holocaust and is disturbed by the continuous efforts of the Iranian government to question or trivialize the undeniable historical facts of the Holocaust and its horrors.'

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