Graduate Course: FDD3001, DD3001: Research - Theory, Method, Practice

2009 course

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Homeworks, due Dec 15, 2007
Class of 2007 is over, except advising for homework.

Send me an email if you are interested, and I will put you on my mailing list for the course of 2008
First lecture: Sept 8 2008, 10:15-12:00, room E36 Osquars Backe 2, floor 3.

"Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds."
A quote attributed to Richard Feynman, though published by Steven Weinberg in Nature 330 (1987): p433-.
We will try to find other, more useful, philosophies.

"The European Commission loves its documents."
from the Master's Thesis of Rémi Delefosse.
We will go through some principles that maybe enable you to survive as a researcher.

"We have to recognize that the University is a ruined institution, while thinking what it means to dwell in those ruins without recourse to romantic nostalgia."
From Readings: The University in ruins, Cambridge 1996.
We will provide you with some romantic nostalgia to cheer you up!

Preliminary Lectures/Seminars
Course Package
"Wherever then all the parts came about just what they would have been if they had come be for an end, such things survived, being organized spontaneously in a fitting way; whereas those which grew otherwise perished and continue to perish, as Empedocles says his 'man-faced ox-progeny' did."
from Aristotle, Physics Book II, Part 8.
Why did not Aristotle or Empedocles get credit for the theory of evolution by natural selection?

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Old News

The Sokal Hoax
Lecture Notes, Nov 1, 15:15 (room 1537)
Lecture Notes, Oct 5, 15:15 (room 1537)
Sept 28 (15:15, room 4523) Johan Hoffman notes (corrected Sept 29)
Lecture Notes, Sept 27, 15:15 (room 1537)
Oct 4 Henrik Eriksson lecture summary
Newsletter 1
Sept 28 Johan Hoffman lecture summary
Lecture Notes, Sept 13, 15:15 (room 1535)

Notes for Design Science Lecture, Nov 1
Newsletter 2

NOV 1: Bosse Westerlund on Design Science, summary
NOV 15: Session starts at 16:00!! Repeat of Oct 25 topics