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Jesper Jerkert

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TEKNIKRINGEN 76

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Lecturer (adjunkt), director of undergraduate studies, PhD, Division of Philosophy, KTH.

My main field of interest is philosophy of science. My dissertation (defended in 2021) was about scientific methods and their reliability, and about how to weigh evidence from different research methods, in particular in medical research. For example, I have written about the proper role of mechanistic reasoning in medicine, and about arguments for and against randomisation. 

I also take an interest in some other philosophical subfields. For example, I am interested in aesthetics, but I have not yet published within that area.

I have written some extensive course texts, collected in the 300-pages textbook Science in Theory and Practice: An Introductory Survey, KTH 2019 (ISBN 978-91-639-5347-7).

I am course responsible and examiner for the AK2055 course (Theory of science and research methodology for teachers, 4 credits), given in the autumn each year (study period 2), and I am also involved to a lesser degree in various other modules given by the Division of Philosophy in courses owned by other KTH departments.


Courses

Degree Project in Engineering Physics, First cycle (SA114X), teacher | Course web

Ethics of Biotechnology (AK2008), teacher | Course web

Introduction to the Philosophy of Science and Research Methodology (DA2205), teacher | Course web

Programme Integrating Course in Computer Science Engineering (DD1390), assistant | Course web

Technology and Ethics (AK2011), teacher | Course web

The Theory and Methodology of Science - Minor Course (FAK3014), teacher | Course web

Theory and Methodology of Science (Natural and Technological Science) (AK2030), teacher | Course web

Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science) (AK2036), teacher | Course web

Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Social Science) (AK2038), teacher | Course web

Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications in biotechnology (CB1030), teacher | Course web

Theory of Science and Research Method, Technological and Natural Sciences (FAK3137), teacher | Course web

Theory of Science and Research Methodology for Teachers (AK2055), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web