Avoid slurs, Math professor suggests


The profile on Peter Raabe (Oct. 14, UBC Reports) is a well deserved and well written tribute. It should be pointed out, though, that in an honest effort at freshness of style and ideas, the discipline of philosophy has been made a target of ridicule.

By implication, this is a "dead" subject and unfortunately people now need to go to other departments in order to develop modern and useful aspects.

Good journalism should carefully avoid such unintended (I hope) slurs.

Prof. Priscilla Greenwood
Mathematics Dept.

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