Here is the short version (conference proceedings) of our epistemology paper, discussing how Plato’s and Aristotle’s methodologies affected engineering practice, research and education during the last two centuries. https://iglcstorage.blob.core.windows.net/papers/iglc-f15a7a9d-3917-4eed-ac33-1549c1719305.pdf — As a polemical side note, this shows that, contrary to some well-established pedagogical practice, you should not study at school only what you’ll need for […]

Are there any issues in contemporary science and engineering?

“Are theoretical researches based on oversimplified methods which return wrong predictions? Do empiric approaches lack rigour and scientific depth? Is there any gap between theory and practice, and why?”. Through our academic work, me and my colleagues at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Aalto University, have noticed that far too often, separation of research fields and approaches results in uncorrelated […]