i'd endorse the suggestion of Kuhn
but i would add a small booklet by steven woolgar called "science, the very
idea." it is more critical, especially when you are interested in moving
toward design research, a science for design, etc.
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Subject: Re: Book on Philosophy of Science for Design Students needed
Thomas Khun "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions" might be one worth
including, particularly since the idea of the "paradigm shift"
has made it into popular culture
On May 6, 2008, at 3:21 PM, Bosse Westerlund wrote:
> I need literature for a course on the philosophy of science for design
> students. Although it is for the Master level it should be rather
> introductory since the students do not have much knowledge.
> It should cover the basics. I guess the more design related issues
> will have to be covered with papers, excerpts from books, etc. The
> students are to become Master of Arts in Design and not Engineering
> There are so many books in the field and it would be great to find one
> that is reasonably relevant for design students. So if you have
> experience of one I will be grateful for any suggestions.
> Dept. Communication and Design
> University of Kalmar