ERIC Number: EJ809878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Objectivism, Rhetoric, and Ancient Egyptian Logic: Still More Questions
Meltzer, Edmund S.
Educational Forum, v72 n2 p104-106 2008
It is contended that in Harvey Pegues's essay on objectivism and constructivism in the summer 2007 issue of "The Educational Forum", Pegues conducted an intellectual discourse in which legitimate or good-faith disagreement was not an option, and disparaged and imputed the negative motives with which he disagreed. This article responds by pointing out the definitions and axioms used by Pegues that are vulnerable, and questions basic axioms about identity and existence from the standpoint of ancient Egyptian thought. The self-confessed nature of axioms--including those of objectivism--as incapable of proof or disproof is reiterated.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Reader Response, Rhetorical Criticism, Intellectual History, Rhetorical Theory, Hermeneutics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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