Towards a history and philosophy of scientific education in practice

  • Pieter Present (Speaker)

Activiteit: Talk or presentation at a conference


Teaching is an important aspect of scientific practice. However, it has only recently become the subject of detailed historical and philosophical analyses.
In this paper, I argue that Joseph Rouse’s philosophy of scientific practice has important implications for the study of scientific education. Rouse’s dynamic conception of scientific knowledge entails that education should occupy a central place in our analyses of scientific practices, as it is crucial in guaranteeing their temporal extension and sustenance. However, Rouse’s reconceptualization of scientific knowledge also has implications for our understanding of scientific education itself. I will work out these implications, focussing on Rouse’s non-subject-centered account of scientific practices. More generally, I show how Rouse’s philosophy of science entails that the study of scientific education should take the form of an integrated history and philosophy of scientific education.
Periode30 jun 2018
EvenementstitelSPSP 2018: Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice
LocatieGhent, Belgium
Mate van erkenningInternational