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You Must Be Very Intelligent: The PhD Delusion
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YOU MUST BE VERY INTELLIGENT: THE PHD DELUSION

PAPERBACK BY BODEWITS, KARIN

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ISBN
9783319593203
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EDITION
1ST ED. 2017
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
339 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
09 JUL 2017

DESCRIPTION

You Must be Very Intelligent is the author's account of studying for a PhD in a modern, successful university. Part-memoir and part-expose, this book is highly entertaining and unusually revealing about the dubious morality and desperate behaviour which underpins competition in twenty-first century academia. This witty, warts-and-all account of Bodewits' years as a PhD student in the august University of Edinburgh is full of success and failure, passion and pathos, insight, farce and warm-hearted disillusionment. She describes a world of collaboration and backstabbing; nefarious financing and wasted genius; cosmopolitan dreamers and discoveries that might just change the world... Is this a smart people's world or a drip can of weird species? Modern academia is certainly darker and stranger than one might suspect... This book will put a wry, knowing smile on the faces of former researchers. And it is a cautionary parable for innocents who still believe that lofty academia is erected upon moral high ground...

CONTENTS

Dedication.- Foreword.- Prologue.- Part I: Before.- Part II: Year 1.- Part III: Year 2.- Epilogue.