Wednesday, October 01, 2008

plagiarism and ghostwriting

There's a provocative post over at Language Log today that raises some questions about plagiarism in the academic and political worlds, proposes a concept of "delegated agency," and even challenges philosophers to "clarify the morality of plagiarism in a way that maintains the importance of originality in student (and scholarly) work, without making every politician and a large fraction of book authors ethically guilty."