TITLES & independent Ph.D.'s

Daniel Ponech (dapst26+@POP.PITT.EDU)
Sun, 3 Mar 1996 17:18:51 -0500

Perhaps I've missed commentary on this, but I'm interested to know what
take independent scholars have on this whole titles business. How does
someone who has a doctorate but is not not affiliated with an institution
expect to be addressed? Does it square with what institutionally alligned
Ph.D.'s have been saying about themselves?

Daniel Ponech, Department of Religious Studies, U. of Pittsburgh

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
W.B. Yeats