Fellow Philosophers Criticize Yale Scholar for Alleged Sexual Harassment

More than 200 philosophers across the country have signed an open letter criticizing a Yale University professor who was accused of sexual harassment, BuzzFeed reported on Monday.

The professor, Thomas Pogge, was accused in a federal civil-rights complaint of sexually harassing students.

The letter says the behavior described by Mr. Pogge’s accusers “violates the norms of appropriate professional conduct.” The signers say that “based on the information that has been made public, we strongly condemn his harmful actions toward women.”

“But bringing the complaint to resolution will be a long and complex process,” the letter says. “Meanwhile, the academic community must make its own decision about how to respond.”

Yale has not responded to a request for comment.

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