Section 2 4 The Greeks in Egypt. Introduction The direct influence of Ancient Egyptian literature on Archaic Greece has never been fully acknowledged. Greek philosophy in particular of the Classical Period has -especially since the Renaissance- been understood as an excellent standard sprung out of the genius of the Greeks, the Greek miracle.
Reflexivity No wonder everyone is confused, right? Is critical thinking just about thinking though? When I think about critical thinking, I imagine someone in a book lined study staring out a window, or strolling through one of those lovely Oxford cloisters.
Interestingly, Barnett suggests that critical thinking is not just passive. Brodin tells us how Barnett distinguishes between critical reason formal knowledgecritical self-reflection directed at the self and critical action in the world.
Brodin then makes the important point that for PhD students and academics for that matter academia is the world. This is where she makes the call for PhD candidates to direct critical thinking at the academic setting itself.
This, she claims, is crucial to developing a scholarly identity. If we were to really critically think, reflect and act on the conditions of academia and scholarly work as we find it, what might be the result? Brodin gives the example of housework, which I think is highly appropriate for describing a lot of what academic work looks like.
As Pat Thomson put it, the writing work is never done: This might explain why academia seems so obsessed with metrics. A lot of my colleagues hold on to this idea of what an academic is, but nothing stays the same, even in academia.
When I started blogging almost exactly 6 years ago according to my first ever postit felt like liberation. A space where I could give voice to my thoughts outside academic journals with their stilted language and lack of appreciation for Star Wars references. Blogging, as I said to a friend the other day, is the new black.
Maybe the definition of academic work is just getting broader. This can be good and bad. As Pat pointed out in a Skype conversation not so long ago, we can be screwed by alt metrics as easily as by conventional metrics. Should you do it? Pat and I are doing research based on odd responses to our questionnaire on PhD student blogging last year.
Many respondents were enthusiastic and committed to the practice of blogging of course, but almost all of them had reservations about the value of it. These reservations seem to cluster around how they appear to others. Well, mission accomplished Eva! So, should you buy this book? I do endorse books and products on the blog, but none of my posts are infomercials as one commenter suggested in response to my recent post about Omnifocus!Thesis resource paper.
You want to do an action research thesis? You want to do an action research thesis? -- How to conduct and report action research (including a.
the impact of Ancient Egypt on Greek Philosophy against Hellenocentrism, against Afrocentrism in defence of the Greek Miracle Section 1 the influence of Egyptian thought on.
What is this event about? Hosted by Cranfield University and sponsored by Dstl and AWE, the Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium provides research students and early career researchers in defence and security with an opportunity to present their work to a sector-wide audience.
I'm in the enviable position of having a blog with a wide readership (thank you) which means I get sent review copies by publishers. Everyone at work gets jealous when a book package arrives and I feel like a rock star. This is a good feeling. On the other hand, there are only so many.
The F/A and F's advanced built-in radars and electronics can be levered to turn these planes into electronic warfare aircraft. Meanwhile, some of the key trends in military I/O highlight the increasing need for high-bandwidth links.
That need is biting. A doctoral dissertation defense is a public presentation that should be practiced before the exam.
Ask some people to listen to your speech and correct you if necessary.