Over at Crooked Timber, Kieran Healy has put together a study of the Gourmet Report voting data. The striking results are that philosophers agree very strongly on which departments are strongest, and that there is a large difference between how much strength in different areas of philosophy correlates with overall ranking. (From my unbiased perspective in central New York, I think the discipline is shamefully neglecting the importance of ancient and medieval philosophy, but that could just be me.) Lots of stuff to read and highly recommended.
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