ERIC Number: EJ816709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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Let Lakatos Be! A Commentary on "Would the Real Lakatos Please Stand Up"
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v39 n4 p483-492 Oct 2008
In this commentary, some remarks are offered on David Pimm, Mary Beisiegel, and Irene Meglis' article "Would the Real Lakatos Please Stand up." The commentary focuses on relatively recent developments in the philosophy of mathematics based on the work of Lakatos; on theory development in mathematics education; and offers critique on whether Lakatos' "Proofs and Refutations" (1976) can be directly implicated in mathematics education.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Criticism, Mathematical Logic, Mathematical Concepts, Educational Philosophy, Theories
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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