Title: Things not known
Authors: Richard F. Hamilton
Addresses: The Mershon Center, Ohio State University, 1501 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201-2602, USA
Abstract: Discovery and reporting are probably the two most important tasks facing responsible intellectuals. A serious problem appears, however, in regard to the linkage of the two efforts. Some authors provide conclusions without having undertaken the prior task of investigation. The problem appears in many works of popular writers, biographers, historians, social scientists, journalists, and free-lance commentators. Responsible intellectuals should reject such procedures but with remarkable frequency many authors continue to provide what may, appropriately, be termed 'declared truths'.
Keywords: declared truths; unlikely claims; public opinion; dubious reports; discovery; reporting; responsible intellectuals.
International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2013 Vol.10 No.3, pp.233 - 244
Published online: 29 Mar 2013 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article