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Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 93–104 | Cite as

Radical Constructivism. Ernst von Glasersfeld.

  • Ian Stevenson
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Abstract

Radical Constructivism is currently a very influencial view in mathematics education. This paper examines its philosophical roots through a review of the book Radical Constructivism by Ernst von Glasersfeld. It begins by describing the structure of the book, and then considers a number of philosophical issues raised by the book. The paper concludes with some reflections on the relationship between philosophy and mathematics education which the book provoked.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Stevenson
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematical Sciences Group, Institute of EducationUniversity of LondonLondon

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