Many thanks to the small cohort of listers who responded with suggestions of theses addressing the pragmatist legacy and practice-based design - I now have three (possibly four) theses sufficient for my purposes to demonstrate the relevant of the issues I wish to raise regarding pragmatism and academic scholarship in design:
Leif E Ostman (2005). A Pragmatist Theory of Design: The Impact of Pragmatist Philosophy of John Dewey on Architecture and Design. PHD Dissertation, School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology
Mine Ozkar (2004). Uncertainties of reason: Pragmatist Plurality in Basic Design Education. PhD in Architecture: Design and Computation. MIT.
Chris Heape (2007). The Design Space. Phd Dissertation. Mads Clausen Institute for Product Innovation, Denmark.
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