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Preface to “Doubtful Rationality”

  • Ole Skovsmose
Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)

Abstract

In talking about “doubtful rationality” I try to move beyond the modern conception of mathematics. This conception includes three elements: the celebration of mathematics as being essential for understanding nature; the celebration of mathematics-based contributions to technological development; and the celebration of mathematics as a pure scientific enterprise.

Keywords

Mathematics Education Modern Conception Scientific Revolution Critical Conception Mathematical Rationality 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.State University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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