A living logic for educational research

Whitehead, Jack (2013) A living logic for educational research. In: 2013 Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association, 3-5 September 2013, University of Sussex, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

For over 2,500 years there have been disputes between adherents to formal and dialectical logics about the nature of rationality. The nature of the disputes, as illustrated by Popper (1963, p.313) and Marcuse (1964, p.111) often focused on the problem of contradiction, where dialecticians insisted that contradiction formed the nucleus of correct thought and formal logicians followed Aristotle in claiming that theories that contained contradictions were entirely useless as theories. A living logic is presented, from successfully completed doctoral, educational research programmes, with a relationally dynamic form of rationality that includes ‘I’ as a living contradiction with dialectical logic and draws insights from propositional theories that are structured with formal logic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Departments: Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Additional Information: Paper presented at BERA 2013 to a session of the Special Interest Group of the Philosophy of Education.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 06:28
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1719

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