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ERIC Number: EJ1258273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
'I Am of Popper', 'I Am of Asante': The Polemics of Scholarship in South Africa
Nyawasha, Tawanda Sydesky
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v39 n4 p415-428 Jul 2020
In this article, I examine the state of knowledge construction within the South African academe. This, I do by looking at how issues of epistemology and ontology are prioritised or negated in the social construction of knowledge. Focusing on what I have called 'the problem of perspectives', I show how 'epistemological narcissism' has often limited the scope of methodological and theoretical innovativeness. I argue that by relying on a set of certain theories that scholars have known and used over the years, and dismissing those that are considered 'foreign' (or non-African), the exercise of knowledge construction has become largely polemical.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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