Bath and Bristol Branch Seminar
In this paper, I intend to explore educational research as a species of intellectual (or at least academic) activity. More specifically, I intend to examine one aspect of this species of activity: namely bullshit(ting). More specifically still, I intend to investigate the appeal of educational researchers to a particular variety of bullshit(ting): namely, philosophical bullshit(ting). In doing so, I will raise and attempt to answer two questions:
(1) What is (philosophical) bullshit(ting)?; and
(2) What’s wrong with (the appeal to philosophical) bullshit(ting) (by educational researchers)?