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. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

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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: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Research
Additional Information: Paper presented at BERA 2013 to a session of the Special Interest Group of the Philosophy of Education.
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:10
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1719

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