Collective Judgment Forum
As the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective is constantly seeking new formats of academic writing that do not find space in common academic journal writing, The New York Times’ Room for Debate provided an excellent piece of inspiration for promoting short, engaged discussions. http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate Three or four debaters write a short opinion-piece (max. 400 words) on an important, contemporary topic which is then commented on by readers.
In a similar vein, we are now launching our own Collective Judgment Forum. It serves as a space where three or four debaters (350 to 450 words max. each) kick off a debate around a central question regarding social epistemology and related matters. These short argumentative snippets provide plenty of material to initiate a debate that can be joined by everyone on the web.
The Collective Judgment Forum will be open with a new topic every six to eight weeks. Potential debaters can suggest a topic of their choice to the online editors who will assist in finding other participants.
The first Collective Judgment Forum is kicked off by three debaters from the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective. Verusca Simões dos Reis, Adam Riggio and Elisabeth Simbürger discuss the question ‘Does the Public University Still Exist?’