Manuel Cruz gave yesterday an interview to Radio 4 in which he spoke about the information of ABC. In this text rebatimos their arguments.
"In a manual one does not have any thing as their own, which makes it is a summary of what has been said about authors and what they have said about them a few commentators".
it Is a manual, an essay or a work of fiction, it is a writing signed by an author, Manuel Cruz, who copy other authors without citing them, appropriating their words, something that no legislation or code of ethics allows. A student of the University of Barcelona, of which he is a professor with the president of the Senate, would be, according to its internal regulations, immediately suspended if you submit a job with the same plagiarism that Manuel Cruz. Then, why the professor can write a manual by using "copy-paste"?
"When we talk about that a manual is good or bad, we do not think that to say original things. We say that it is good if it is very clear. What this is about is to present the available knowledge in an orderly way".
A manual can be good, bad or regular, but what can't is being copied from another author without citing it. That's never.
"Is a summary, a state of the question. They are not my ideas, the ideas are obviously other".
Well cite correctly to those other, so that students do not mistakenly believe that those are the reflections of the teacher that appears on the cover and who receives copyright thanks to the purchases of their students.
"I have not copied to "b", both talked of "c" and that's why we said the same thing".
Cruz you copied entire paragraphs, word for word and without quotation any, of the analyses of such writers as Abbagnano or Christianity had on the major contemporary philosophers. Limited to make them go by themselves to the reflections of others. It is physically impossible for an author to write several paragraphs of eight, ten or twelve lines exact, nailed to the other drafted up to 50 years before, much as we are talking about the same thing.
"If I were constantly putting quotation marks as a manual would be useless".
Put quotation marks when you copy a previous work, and if you don't want to fill your book of quotes, try to use your own words, not those of others. It is slower than copy-and-paste, but much more ethical.
"One can say, Bertrand Russell says, colons, quotation marks. Or one can say “Bertrand Russell says,” and not put in quotation marks. If you put the indirect style Bertrand Russell says, you're doing it right, not necessarily you have to put quotation marks".
Manuel Cruz copied what others had said about Bertrand Russell, as well as copied what Vattimo said about Heidegger in such a way that it seemed that the analysis was his own.
"it Is a snare, a shame, even a slander".
The article 205 of the Criminal Code defines defamation as "imputation of a crime made with knowledge of its falsity or reckless disregard for the truth" and establishes a penalty of from six months to two years in prison. If Cruz believes that is what made ABC, it should go to court. We will be happy to show the judge the original texts and that he copied word-for-word without citing their authors. The Senate president declined to offer any explanation to this diary before publishing.Updated Date: 19 September 2019, 06:01