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Many students doing basic mathematics cannot distinguish between #iteration, #simulation, and #emulation as different methods of experiment design.
Even further surprised why so many students don't know the similarity and the difference between computation and calculation.
These are some of the basic mistakes which one, embedded into the mind, will work their way right into a workplace and destroy our educational foundations
For, e.g. when I was teaching Introduction to FRM Financial Risk Management, I noticed many students thought they are three different types of VaR - Value at Risk.
What they didn't realize is that VaR can be computed using different models aka methodologies, namely, HS, VCV, MCS.
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Alongside the #ExeterTehranConvos I’m been thinking about the nature of philosophy and research in #Iran within the context of the reception of #European philosophy - thread on #philosophy in #Iran 1/ Image
And the ways in which continental philosophy dominated in an earlier period due to the influence of the #Heideggerians and the circle of #AhmadFardid (1909-1994) many of whom became prominent in the committee for the cultural revolution after 1979 2/ Image
But since then - and it seems perhaps a bit of a surprise that #Soroush was a major figure in the support of #analytic_philosophy then - #Anglophone philosophy is gaining an upper hand 3/ Image
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Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) has become a household name and part of our common intellectual culture not least because of his famous 1935 thought experiment questioning the #Copenhagen interpretation of #quantum_mechanics 1/ ImageImage
This is a good explanation of the thought experiment and the cat who is and isn’t 3/
Incidentally tangentially this reminds me of Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen that i saw when it came out in 1998 3a/
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My first encounter with the #Persian #Wittgenstein (1889-1951) in Iran was buying a copy of a translation of #PhilosophicalInvestigations at the Tehran book fair in 1999 - a thread on Wittgenstein in Iran 1/
This translation by Ferydoun Fatemi (d. 2008), a well-known translator of philosophical works with Nashr-e markaz seems to be based on the English 2/
Standard accounts of Wittgenstein do not tend to look at his reception beyond the English speaking context - but for that there are two two excellent introductions which partly problematise the 'early' vs 'late' and SEP entry… 3/
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My interests in perhaps the most important philosopher of the 20th C #Wittgenstein have been rather episodic and fleeting over time starting with my confused response to reading the Tractatus as an undergrad 1/ Image
Then reading Ernest Gellner’s critical take as a doctoral student was refreshing - and increasingly realising that #Wittgenstein on langage games, family ressemblances, and the possibilities of psychology, metaphysics, culture and even mysticism 2/ Image
Then in 99 I first came across #Wittgenstein in #Persian at the #Tehran book fair and began to be interested in the reception of modern philosophy in #Iran 3/ Image
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