Talk:Paul Pojman

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Proposed deletion?[edit]

Hi, I strongly disagree with the deletion proposed of this article. The template says that all references come from Pojman's death—I don't think this is true. For example, he was covered in the notable non-blog publication Baltimore Magazine in 2009. More importantly, he is clearly notable under point #7 of WP:Academic: "7. The person has made substantial impact outside academia in their academic capacity." He is also the author of two widely assigned textbooks on environmental ethics—see WP:Academic #4. Peace, groupuscule (talk) 12:11, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

His father, Louis Pojman, wrote Environmental Ethics. Notability is not inherited from his father nor the book his father wrote. The 2009 article you referenced is him being asked a question about a coffee shop and his response. Neither of which give notability. PeterWesco (talk) 03:39, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
He co-edited two editions of Environmental Ethics and was sole editor of Food Ethics. And although I agree with you that one event doesn't confer notability, multiple sources published on the occasion of his death confirm his notability—not only through their mere existence but also in what they say about him. I find it weird that you marked this article for "uncontroversial deletion" and I wish you had discussed that decision first. Thanks, groupuscule (talk) 23:54, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
I have brought it to full AfD status and removed the PROD. PeterWesco (talk) 00:09, 21 December 2012 (UTC)