A place for education in contemporary philosophy of mathematics

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The paper examines the possibility of a positive role for the educational perspective in progressive philosophy of mathematics. In particular, dialectalism in mathematics, as initiated by Imre Lakatos under the inspiration, among others, of the giant mathematics educator George Pólya, is looked into. In the course, important 'humanistic' issues such as fallibility or plausibility are addressed. Although still in order of further scrutinous development, the quasi-empiricism presented throughout to the very least proofs to be a viable contender to the various mainstream a priori philosophical positions concerning the nature of mathematical knowledge/science.
Originele taal-2English
TitelPhilosophical dimensions in mathematics education: The case of quasi-empiricism
RedacteurenKaren François, Jean Paul Van Bendegem
UitgeverijSpringer, Dordrecht
Pagina's183-209
Aantal pagina's27
ISBN van geprinte versie978-0-387-71571-1
StatusPublished - 2007

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Karen François, Jean Paul Van Bendegem

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