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Radical Constructivism. Ernst von Glasersfeld.

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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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Stevenson, I. Radical Constructivism. Ernst von Glasersfeld.. Educational Studies in Mathematics 35, 93–104 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1003018912036

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