Once more, philosophy has made the national news with a sexual harassment case, this time against John Searle.
Despite being a reasonably well plugged-in person, I did not know about allegations of this particular sort of behaviour from Searle until the story broke. Now, I’m learning that others had been hearing about it for a long time. (This kind of information does not always circulate in the way that people expect it to.) Over and over again. This is why it’s so incredibly important when victims are willing to come forward as Joanna Ong has done. Our entire profession owes an enormous debt to brave people like her.
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