Kenneth R Wright
On Mon, 5 Aug 1996, Chris Lott wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Aug 1996, Kenneth Robert Wright wrote:
> > One question, will you reward me with a Ph.D. in rhetoric if I write a
> > dissertation that is merely a set of links to a large number of
> > theorists? Probably not because there is no original thinking involved.
> > So should where is that student's original thinking or at least the
> > promotion of such.
> It seems to me that the student did think originally-- at least he seems
> to be the only one who thought of his solution to the problem and he
> surprised the instructor as well. Obviously much depends on context that
> I can only take the teacher's word for, namely the student's seriousness
> and ability.
> Your analogy doesn't really seem to apply to the situation outlined.
> However, I would not be averse to awarding a PhD to a candidate who used
> the web in a way that is suitable to the project and interesting in the
> context. Or do the same for a PhD student in a class who finished an
> assignment in the same way.
> Chris Lott