Radical Constructivism: A Way of Knowing and Learning

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Contents
Preface by Series Editorxi
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
List of Figuresxvi
Chapter 1 Growing up Constructivist: Languages and Thoughtful People 1
Which Language Tells It ‘as It Is’? 2
The Wrong Time in Vienna 3
Growing Roots in Dublin 4
Interdisciplinary Education 6
A Close Look at Meanings 7
The American Connection 8
Introduction to Psychology 9
Collaboration with a Chimpanzee 11
Discovering Piaget 12
From Mental Operations to the Construction of Reality 13
A Decisive Friendship 15
Teaching Experiments 17
The Spreading of Constructivist Ideas 18
Retirement and a New Beginning 19
Support from Physics and Philosophy of Science 20
Chapter 2 Unpopular Philosophical Ideas: A History in Quotations 24
Objectivity Put in Question 25
The Pre-Socratics 26
Theological Insights 27
Modern Science Widens the Rift 28
A Failure and an Achievement of Descartes 30
Locke’s Forgotten Reflection 31
The Exaggeration of the ‘Blank Slate’ 32
A Reinterpretation of Berkeley 33

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