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Week 1

Slide11The first week meeting is for introduction. After considering some examples and Rakoff’s seminal paper, we turn to the Aim of the course, which is to better understand disciplinary communication and miscommunication, and prepare heuristics for handling them. We focus shortly on the generic distinctions between fundamental/theoretical and applied science, and discuss some aspects of the USA legal system, as the Manuals are from there. (We did not have enough time, and have to  return to them in class later, just like to the subject of how to make a closure to  the course: book, exam or paper).